Plymouth to Hold Special Council Meeting on Future of Hollydale Property
Plymouth residents will have the opportunity to weigh-in on the future of Plymouth’s Hollydale Golf Course on July 14.
The Plymouth City Council has scheduled a special council meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. to hear public comment about whether the City of Plymouth should purchase the Hollydale Golf Course property and for what purpose.
In 2019, the owners of the Hollydale property retired and sold the golf course to a developer, contingent on the city rezoning the land from a golf course to a residential development. Many neighbors, however, opposed the idea, citing concerns such as the loss of green space, the increased traffic it would bring to the area and the potential for larger class sizes in the Wayzata School District.
A resident started an online petition that’s garnered nearly 8,000 signatures. The petition asks the Plymouth City Council to decline the request to rezone Hollydale Golf Course for residential use. Instead, they’d like to preserve the course and turn it into a natural, open recreational facility.
People interested in providing public comment have three options to participate in Tuesday’s meeting: written comments, speaking remotely and speaking in person.
Due to COVID-19, Plymouth encourages the public to participate remotely by submitting written comments to the city council via email or participating in Tuesday’s meeting via Zoom.
Option No. 1: Email comments to council
- People can email the Plymouth City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Tuesday’s meeting
Option No. 2: Comment Remotely via Zoom
- To participate remotely via Zoom, participants must register for the webinar in advance of the meeting. Speakers will be queued to participate on a first come, first served basis. Each participant will have three minutes to provide public comment. The deadline to register to participate remotely is noon on Tuesday, July 14. Participating remotely limits exposure to COVID-19 and offers the best option to hear the meeting in its entirety without interruption.
Option No. 3: Speak In-Person
- Plymouth City Hall has not reopened to the public and can’t accommodate an audience due to limited capacity/space to allow for social distancing. Therefore, anyone who wants to provide in-person comments will be individually escorted inside the building to address the council but can’t attend the entire meeting.
- To participate in this manner, people have to book an appointment via the city’s website. In-person speaking appointment scheduling is set to open at noon on Tuesday, July 14 at plymouthmn.gov/appointment.
For a full explanation of how to participate in Tuesday’s special council meeting, go to: https://www.plymouthmn.gov/Home/Components/News/News/5969/2158