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Continued: Plymouth plans for growth amid flurry of development applications

  • Article by: BEN JOHNSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 31, 2013 - 2:56 PM

“To us, the pace isn’t any different from what we were doing [five years ago] … but our main market is projects that are $600,000 and over,” said Walesch. “I think what you’re seeing now in terms of increased activity is there’s more national builders out there now, and those are all primarily under that $600,000 mark, and they’re selling more of those because they have more smaller lots.”

Construction may be slowed despite demand because of the need to build out sewer and water utilities. Callister said Plymouth will be extending its main trunk lines along the Peony Lane extension next summer, and from there, individual developers are on the hook for further extensions.

This is something Planning Commission Chair Jim Davis wrestled with when trying to decide whether to vote to approve the Cedar Hollow West development on June 19.

“I’m not thrilled with it. … I think this is premature. I’d like to see the other [developments] come into play first,” he said, before ultimately casting the Planning Commission’s first “no” vote of the year on a residential development.

Ben Johnson • 612-673-4499

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