Woodstock Extends Streetscape Improvements

history of Woodstock GA as shown on downtown muralThe Woodstock City Council has moved closer to extending the recently completed Downtown Woodstock streetscape project further north of Downtown to Rope Mill Road. The Council has agreed to hire Jack Burnside to complete environmental studies necessary to begin the work. According to the Cherokee Tribune, the city also approved a memo of understanding with the Georgia DOT laying out the expectations for the project.{[}]{[}]Once approved, Woodstock will again partner with Livable Communities Initiative to make the improvements, estimated at $700,000. The money, provided thru this federal grant program, stipulates that Woodstock must provide a 20 percent match for the project, or $140,000.{[}]{[}]According to Richard McLeod, Woodstock’s Community Development Director, the second phase of the street improvements will extend north from Towne Lake Parkway to Rope Mill Road, featuring wider sidewalks, angled parking, additional trees and streetlights similar to the project’s first phase.{[}]{[}]According to Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon, the City Council will next approve a contractor, perhaps in September. Moon estimates construction to begin in 18 to 24 months – and though fewer businesses will be affected than in Phase 1, there will be a public outreach campaign to make both businesses and residents aware of the construction as it begins.{[}]{[}]For more on Woodstock’s LCI work, continue reading here.

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