Woodstock GA recently received a $1million grant from the Atlanta Regional Council . The grant is for the Livable Centers Initiative )LCI) Streetscapes Project. Work started the first week of July to create a more pedestrian friendly downtown area and add about 30 parking spaces to Main Street. Plans include new sidewalk and streetlights, angled parking for additional parking spaces, new landscaping and street furniture.
Funds for the project are coming from the federal stimulus program. Work will be ongoing along with numerous other changes that will greatly enhance Woodstock’s residents experience downtown. Other features of the project are a sidewalk along the railroad tracks and a connection to the new pedestrian crosswalk. The city plans to suspend work on the streetscape during the Christmas shopping period.
We mentioned other improvements to downtown Woodstock – if you drive along Arnold Mill Rd, you’ll notice that the old jail is gone and will become part of the expanded City Park. The park expansion will provide for space for a new Amphitheatre to enhance the concertgoers experience during the annual Summer Concert series in the park.
One additional note to Downtown Woodstock, J. Christophers has opened on Chambers Street. This eatery serves breakfast foods, sandwiches, salads and burgers from 7am to 2pm daily. If you are not familiar with this wonderful restaurant you will want to stop by soon!