Woodstock to vote on lifting apt. moratorium, consider rezoning
by Michelle Babcock
November 16, 2013 11:55 PM | 1820 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock City Council will vote on lifting the city’s moratorium on apartment complexes at its Monday meeting at the Chambers at City Center at 7 p.m.

After putting in place an emergency 180-day moratorium on apartments in August, the council is now looking to end the moratorium after passing an amendment to the city’s land development ordinance.

The ordinance was changed to allow apartments complexes “only upon approval of a conditional use permit” by the council, according to the agenda presentation by Community Development Director Jessica Guinn.

“At this time, it would be appropriate to take Council action to lift the apartment moratorium,” the recommendation reads.

The council will also consider rezoning property to the north and south of Barnes Road and Trickum Road in Woodstock, for Oak Hall Companies LLC to build the Conservation Subdivision, a subdivision of 216 single-family detached homes.

According to city documents, the applicant hopes to annex and rezone the property of about 82 acres for the subdivision, while including conservation areas and the existing lake, amenities with a private trail network, and aid in the continuation of a portion of the Greenprints Trail system along Trickum Road.

The Atlanta-based Oak Hall Companies is also asking the council to rezone 17 acres for the Stoneledge Subdivision, to include 51 detached single-family homes.

The property is now zoned for 53 townhomes and is on Ragsdale Road in Woodstock.

The Chambers at City Center are at 8534 Main St. in Woodstock.

The mayor and council will also:

• Hear rezoning requests from Madison Self Storage and Hertz II;

• Consider approval of additional compensation for services rendered for employees;

• Hear a request for an employee to receive 40 hours of PTO due to hardship;

• Vote on requests for alcohol licenses for a Walgreen’s store and Gameday Grill;

• Vote on the second reading of a revision to the litter ordinance;

• Consider a proposed budget amendment;

• Consider the 2014 Mayor and City Council Annual Planning Retreat;

• Hear an update on water wells; and

• Hear an update on trails funded by a county parks bond.

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November 17, 2013
As a lifelong resident(59 years)this is never good for a community.I see what happens to these properties after 8-10 years and you can never go back after they are built. There are not enough jobs in Woodstock or surrounding communities to support the housing that exist even now.I will be there to enter my objection and suggest all who are concerned to do the same;that is unless you like what comes along with such housing!
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