The Woodstock City Council and the Woodstock Planning Commission will be holding their first joint meeting in several years at the end of August. According to city officials, the meeting will give members of both entities the chance to discuss various city topics and their respective expectations related to the issues.
The two boards will convene for a joint meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at the Chambers on City Center, located at 8534 Main Street.
“We were thinking that a joint meeting between the bodies could be a good opportunity to discuss expectations or explain policies that are in place,” City Planner Niwana Ray said.
Ray and City Manager Jeff Moon said they believed this would be a good time for the two bodies to discuss topics such as the ongoing Livable Centers Initiative efforts around downtown and the Highway 92 corridor, as well as the city’s grid street project. The Livable Centers Initiative is a program from the Atlanta Regional Commission that encourages cities to re-envision their communities as walkable places offering increased mobility options, according to the ARC website. The grid street project is an effort to more effectively tie city streets together, city officials have said, including turning Mill Street into a two-way street and installing a left-turn lane on Towne Lake Parkway to Main Street.