Woodstock, Walton Properties honored for project
by Michelle Babcock
November 01, 2013 10:30 PM | 8429 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The city of Woodstock and Walton Properties were honored with one of four Atlanta Regional Commission awards presented Friday. They were recognized with a Livable Centers Initiative Achievement Award for the Woodstock West by Walton development.

Ward 6 City Councilwoman Tessa Basford said the award was “well deserved.”

“I think it is a great example of a private business and city government working together to create a project that’s good for everyone in the city,” Basford said. “I was given a tour of the complex before it opened, and they did a beautiful job of working it into the downtown and making it place where people can live and easily access all of the amenities in the downtown area.”

The four winners were announced at the ARC’s annual State of the Region breakfast Friday morning, and Woodstock West by Walton was awarded with a Development of Excellence award.

Woodstock West is a 308-unit development, featuring abundant green space, bike trails, covered parking, an outdoor grilling kitchen, dog park and fitness center.

“It’s a great addition to the community, and it also moved forward our grid street plan when they moved in,” Basford said.

The development began having the Woodstock West Street Fest this year, a street festival along Market Street in downtown featuring artists and vendors at an outdoor market.

“We are pleased to recognize developments and places that offer new options for living or add to our general quality of life,” ARC Chairman Tad Leithead said in a news release.

Other award winners included: the Oliver House at Allen Wilson named a Development of Excellence, located in downtown Decatur; Piedmont Park named a Great Place, located in Midtown Atlanta; and Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail was awarded Exceptional Merit for Adaptive Reuse, also in Atlanta.

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