Last week the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved a property exchange between the City of Plymouth and Centennial Crossings.

The exchange includes 8.5 acres of ground on the north end of Price’s Pond by Centennial Crossings for a .3-acre residential lot on Parkview Street, near the city’s north water tower. 

City Attorney Sean Surrisi explained that the developers of Centennial Crossings, the Collins family can’t use the 8.5 acres for additional residential development, so they wanted to give it to the park for recreational use.  The Plymouth Park Board was receptive to the idea.   In exchange, the residential lot they want sits immediately to the north of a duplex development they own, and with that lot, they can construct another residential property.

The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved the exchange.  They also approved requests to close the 100 block of Michigan Street on Thursday, June 22nd for the city’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.  FREE hot dogs, chips, and Coca-Cola or water will be given away from 4-8 p.m.  There will be a couple of food trucks with goodies to purchase, FREE games for the kids, some entertainment, and maybe a chance for some shopping.  The board also approved a request to close Michigan Street from Adams to LaPorte Street on July 22nd for the annual Tractor Show and to allow the Plymouth Kilwinning Lodge to park their golf carts in the fenced-in area under the north water tower during the Blueberry Festival.  They were also given approval for a parking fundraiser there during Blueberry.