Post office adaptive reuse earns honors for Plymouth DDA

Carlisle/Wortman Associates, planning, planners, Michigan, Plymouth, downtown, Michigan Downtown Association, Westborn Market, DDA, downtown development authorityCongratulations to our client, the City of Plymouth and its downtown development authority. The conversion of a historic downtown post office into a boutique grocery store has earned them the 2018 Michigan Downtown Association award for Best Economic Development Project over $1 million.Earlier this year the Michigan Historic Preservation Network recognized the grocery, Westborn Market, with one of its awards for best preservation of a historic building.Built in 1935, the old post office now contains a full-service grocery, florist, deli and wine and beer department. Westborn converted the loading dock into an outdoor café. The original post boxes, an old safe and a World War II era mural remain. The conversion cost $3.4 million in construction with $1.5 million in equipment.