Public Input Sought for Planned Plymouth Creek Center Expansion
The Plymouth Creek Center is a staple in the community. Now Plymouth is looking at expanding the facility to better serve the growing city. The diversity of people who use the facility is a big reason the center is looking at expanding.
“The beauty of the Plymouth Creek Center is beyond what’s in its interior space,” said Chris Fleck, manager of the center. “The whole property and the different amenities that someone could come and take advantage anytime of the day. It’s a really nice pairing of a lot of different things.”
Center is 20 Years Old
The 30,000-square-foot center has been around for 20 years. The upgrade could make it larger than 100,000 square feet. Mostly, the city is hoping to expand the space and make it more versatile.
“Part of the discussion at this point is how we can maximize space so everyone can utilize it,” said Fleck. “We have talked about having a designated senior wing with some multi-purpose classrooms with some more active areas where people can bring their families. We have also discussed creating a kids indoor playgrounds or gymnasium.”
The city isn’t alone in the belief that the community is outgrowing the space.
“It’s a wonderful place now but there’s more people,” said Roger Mahn a Plymouth resident. “Why not make is a better place and not make it more available to more people?”
City Wants Resident Feedback
Whatever changes do happen will come with a hefty price tag. The preliminary cost is $50 million. It would mean people with a $300,000 house would pay a $100 more a year in city taxes. That price tag is why the city is adamant on getting resident feedback.
No plans has been approved at this time since the city is still gathering input. There will be a July 9 open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you aren’t able to attend the open house you can give the city feedback by taking an online survey.