Plymouth City Council Rejects Hollydale Redevelopment
Last month Plymouth City Council voted, in a 4-3 vote, against redeveloping the former Hollydale Golf Course to develop low-density housing. The city council denied the developer’s request to rezone the land from P-1 (public/semi-public/institutional) to LA-1 (low-density residential). This would have been only the first approval needed in order to redevelop the course.
The debate over whether redeveloping the golf course has been going on for over a year. The process has included residents requesting the property remain green space, and the city council voting against the city purchasing the course. The proposed development would create 230 single-family lots where the 160-acre golf course once was.
The council member who made the motion denying the developer’s request said he wished the developer’s proposal had included mixed public and private space, something the residents around the golf course were looking for. Other city council members that voted against the redevelopment took issue with reconstruction of the roadway outside the development, rather than the low-density residential development itself. Councilmembers are open to redevelopment of some sort, but would like the new development to have less impact on the community.