River Gate South_4The Plymouth Common Council continued the public hearing on the Tax Abatement request of River Gate South during their meeting on Monday.  During their last meeting in November, developer Scott Savin was unable to attend but several citizens attended and were allowed to voice their comments.

On Monday, Mr. Savin updated the Common Council on the project saying the weather has been an asset and most of the underground work is done and the foundation work is nearly completed.  The new pedestrian bridge has been delivered and should be placed late next week.

Savin said construction is still on project for opening early next summer.

The Council passed a resolution confirming the development to be in an Economic Development Target Area and within an Economic Revitalization Area, the first steps of the tax abatement process.    The vote was 6 to 1 with councilman Gary Cook voting against.  He noted again his comments saying, “I feel that the city has put forward enough funds for this project.”  He said in total approximately $4 million has been put toward project from the City of Plymouth, Regional Cities Initiative and other expenditures of the city.