Plymouth’s River Gate South housing development reached a major milestone on Thursday with the installation of the pedestrian bridge that will help to revitalize downtown. The City of Plymouth, Mr. Scott Savin of INSITE Development, and the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation hosted a “Setting the Bridge” event February 1st at the corner of Michigan Street and Lake Avenue in Plymouth.
The new pedestrian bridge is a $300,000 capital investment that crosses the Yellow River, beautifying the downtown and improving walkability. Building developer, Mr. Scott Savin will dedicate the finished bridge to the city once River Gate South is complete, allowing it to become a public asset.
“By attracting young professionals with disposable income, River Gate South will be the catalyst for Plymouth’s downtown revitalization,” said Mayor Senter. This is just one of the many projects in the works to improve downtown Plymouth. The city’s Main Street group, Discover Plymouth, is working to implement a Complete Streets policy to improve road and sidewalk access. Nearby Rees Theatre is undergoing façade improvements and was recently recommended for Regional Cities funding by the Regional Development Authority. These project will increase residential and commercial activity, making downtown Plymouth a more vibrant place.
River Gate South broke ground last summer after it was officially awarded funding through the Regional Cities Initiative (RCI). River gate South is expected to be completed and ready for tenants by June 2018.
In a press release Jerry Chavez from the MCEDC thanked everyone who contributed effort and funding to bring the quality-of-place enhancing project to life, including the City of Plymouth, Plymouth Park Recreation Department, Plymouth Board of Works, NIPSCO, Van Vactor Farms, Scott Sivan, the Regional Development Authority, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.