New developments coming to Woodstock
by Michelle Babcock
May 04, 2014 01:03 AM | 7431 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock City Council approved three developers’ diverse plans for building more living spaces in the city last week.

One rezoning approved by the council Monday paves the way for a proposed mixed-use community in the downtown Woodstock area, on 87.25 acres west of Main Street and south of Barnsdale Terrace.

The council unanimously voted to annex about 60 acres of the total 87-acre property into the city, and rezoned the land to allow for Smyrna-based developers Breezy Hill Land LLC to build a mixed-use community.

The plan includes 108 single-family attached residences and 239 detached residences, 22 condominiums, 204 apartments and 41,800 square feet of retail/office space.

The developer already had a plan approved to build a total of 609 units, and the new plan approved by the council decreased the number of total units to 573.

Council members approved the new plan, with a condition the developer work with the city to develop an agreement within 90 days to plan for future road construction to address traffic in downtown.

One resident spoke in opposition of the plan’s apartment units during the public comment portion of the agenda item at the meeting.

The speaker, who said he lived in the Serenade community, said more apartment units would add too many cars to the downtown area and cause more traffic issues for residents.

The council also unanimously approved the rezoning of 13.56 acres to the west of Rope Mill Road and north of the Cardinal Woods subdivision, to make way for an urban village community by Atlanta-based developers Duke Land Group LLC.

The proposed development would include 71 total units, with a density of 5.23 per acre. The plan includes 32 townhomes and 39 single-family detached units.

The development would also include a small park, a dog park and three-fourths of an acre devoted to civic space, the plan shows.

The final rezoning request, approved unanimously by the city council Monday, was for 8.13 acres on Rope Mill Road.

Marietta-based developers Camellia Place, L.L.C. wants to build a 96-unit assisted living facility.

The property where the proposed senior living facility would be is about a quarter-mile south of the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta.

The plan shows a single-story, campus-style, fully-assisted living facility. Though the plan is not yet finalized, a submitted drawing shows 57 percent open space, with walking paths and many trees on the property.

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