Woodstock GA plans Arts Center on Elm Street

It looks like a recently neglected property that was a victim of the economic downturn in Woodstock GA now has a chance to become a major attraction and asset for the city. downtown Woodstock GA photo The Woodstock City Council has approved a memorandum of understanding to turn a foreclosed property on Elm Street just west of downtown into a cultural arts complex.

The proposed Elm Street Cultural Arts Village would include a visual arts center for galleries and exhibits, a “black box” theater for acting and intimate performances plus four acres of undeveloped greenspace for recreation and outdoor events.  The greenspace would connect to a portion of the Greenprints Alliance Trails, a county-wide system of walking and biking trails that we’ve written about in the past.  The property also has an approximately 100 year-old home with a spacious front porch that would be renovated and turned into the arts center.Woodstock GA Greensprints Alliance

The City Council plans to meet with representatives of the Town Lake Arts Center to develop a formal plan to present to the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners to request funds to purchase the property.  If approved, funding would come from the county’s $90 million parks bond.

While this project is still in its early stages, city leadership seems to be fully on board, so we’ll be closely following future developments.

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