Congratulations to the City of Woodstock for adopting the 10-year update to the LCI Study and Action Plan on February 11, 2013! A big thank you goes out to all the community members, city staff, business owners, and representatives who were involved in the process. Download the full report here.
The plan builds from the successful foundation of the 2002 study and, based on market realities, develops an action plan that emphasizes housing options, connections, economic viability, and coordination among key partners, ensuring that the Downtown area retains its desirability for residents of all ages. It also includes catalyst projects and implementable actions in the areas of land use, mobility, and economic development. By completing this plan, Woodstock gains access to funding sources for implementation of the plan concepts that will improve economic vitality, livability, and sustainability.
We had a great turnout at community meeting #5! It was great to see so many new faces and so many folks who have been involved with the planning process throughout.
We held the meeting open house style, with maps displayed around the room. People saw and discussed the initial existing conditions research, the draft concepts that came out of the design workshop, and the refined final transportation, land use, and redevelopment plans. Finally, Attendees voted on project lists, ranking the ones that they thought were the most important for downtown Woodstock.
Download the meeting summary and other meeting materials for more details. If you weren’t at the meeting, feel free to send us your feedback now; we’d love to hear from you!
Stay tuned for more updates as we complete the LCI update report.
Community Meeting #5
6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, November 1, 2012
@ Chambers at City Center, 8534 Main St., Woodstock, GA).
Please join your neighbors and area business owners to see the final land use, transportation, and urban design plan for the future of Woodstock’s town center. The Woodstock Town Center Plan provides housing, mobility and economic development opportunities for the next 25 years. The plan builds upon the success that has occurred in the study area, and will articulate a contemporary and innovative ‘road map’ for the City and its many partners based on market realities and demographic trends.
Click here to download the flyer.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night! We had a great turnout, lots of new faces, and important discussions about the specifics of the draft transportation, land use, and redevelopment plans. You can download the presentation, the draft plans, and more material from the meeting here.
If you didn’t have a chance to give us your comments last night, it’s not too late! Send us an email–we need your feedback!
The results are in! Thanks to everyone who filled out our survey. We got some great responses, and we’ve been using your input to inform the plan that we’re working on for the October 18th meeting.
We collected 116 survey responses. Of the people who took the survey, approximately half were parents with children at home and the other half were singles or empty nesters. The average survey respondent has lived in Woodstock for over 9 years.
We identified five priorities in the survey results. These were identified as the highest priorities for survey respondents.
The third community meeting for the Woodstock LCI update was held on Thursday, August 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Chambers @ City Center. Approximately ten citizens attended the meeting. Joel Reed introduced the team, presented a summary of the LCI process and approach, walked through the project schedule, and briefed the group on the draft concepts that were created at the design charrette. A framework and land use plan were presented, as well as the four key redevelopment sites. The community gave feedback on each of the plans.
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The design charrette took place over two days. The first segment occurred on Tuesday August 21st from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Acru Money + Life/The Copper Coin Coffeehouse. The second segment took place on Wednesday, August 22nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Chambers @ City Center. Ten community members attended the Tuesday night meeting, and two others attended the Wednesday morning meeting. Joel Reed began Tuesday’s meeting with a summary of the LCI process and a review of placemaking strategies. Preliminary survey results were also presented. Bob Gibbs presented a market assessment, including an analysis of the study area and surrounding area demographics and needs. Richard Fangmann (Pond) summarized the parking assessment and other circulation needs in the study area.
Following the presentation, the group divided into two teams and spent the remainder of the meeting designing two alternative scenarios for the town center. The groups evaluated the entire study area, and each focused in depth on a specific key redevelopment site.
The key redevelopment sites include Woodstock Elementary School and Chattahoochee Technical College, downtown north of Towne Lake Parkway, downtown south of Towne Lake Parkway and west of Main Street, and the former Walmart site at Highway 92 and Main Street. Each plan considered land use, open space, connectivity, and mobility.