Smart Growth in Woodstock, GA
From a new article in Better Cities & Towns come praise for the successful makeover of the downtown of the City of Woodstock, on the northern edge of Metro Atlanta. The piece is titled “Transformation of ‘a small town lost in time’: How Woodstock Downtown became the dynamic center of a sprawling Atlanta suburb.” Here’s a quote:
…one area that inspires hope is Woodstock Downtown—a 32-acre development in the center of Woodstock, about 30 miles north of Atlanta.
“It is just cranking,” Morris says of the restaurant and retail precinct Woodstock Downtown. The restaurants—six of them, in five buildings that her company renovated or developed from scratch—are busy, often well into the evenings.
The liveliness they’ve infused into a once somnolent town center has prompted another developer, Walton Communities, to begin creating a mixed-use project on the other side of the railroad tracks that run through Woodstock’s center.
Photo of downtown Woodstock by Flickr user Johnnyurban