On Jan. 18, Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL-Plymouth) accompanied Plymouth city officials at City Hall for a presentation of the City Center Revitalization Plan to members of the Senate Capital Investment Committee. The plan is a bold, modern vision for a rejuvenated downtown Plymouth and includes improved walkability and bike infrastructure, bus rapid transit, environmentally sustainable design, and future housing opportunities.
“Plymouth is a vibrant community where longtime residents, new arrivals, and daily visitors enjoy the best that Minnesota has to offer,” said Senator Westlin. “This plan for the heart of our downtown is exactly what the city needs to maintain its reputation as a welcoming, people-centered city that attracts families and businesses from across the state. From robust bike and pedestrian infrastructure to robust transit options, from sustainable design and green spaces to modern business infrastructure, the City Center Redevelopment and Revitalization Project incorporates the needs and voices of Plymouth residents to make our city the best that it can be. I look forward to presenting a bill for to fund this project when the legislative session begins so we can take one more step along the path to a better Plymouth.”
The City of Plymouth has requested $32 million in state funding toward the total cost of the project, which is $64 million.