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Grant Helps Woodstock Promote Highway 92 Rebirth

The city has been awarded a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission to encourage redevelopment along the busy thoroughfare.

Credit: morgueFile
Credit: morgueFile
Funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission will allow the city of Woodstock to expand its scope to encourage redevelopment along the Highway 92 corridor.

The city has been awarded a Livable Centers Initiative supplemental studies grant in the amount of $60,000 by the ARC. Woodstock was among nine cities receiving funding to help existing LCI cities to carry out redevelopment plans to other parts of their respective cities.

A total of 11 cities received LCI grant funding from the ARC, which amounted to $800,000. The grants "will help these communities create new plans for quality growth and help develop innovative policies that support more vibrant, connected communities," the ARC said in a news release. 

Jessica Guinn, Woodstock's community development director, said the city will use the money to expand its existing LCI boundaries from the Highway 92/Main Street intersection to Interstate 575. 

"The goal will be to enhance that stretch of the (Highway) 92 corridor and encourage redevelopment, improve mobility for vehicles and pedestrians alike, and ultimately create a gateway to the city on Highway 92 that is more reflective of our downtown are," she added. 

Woodstock will have to provide a local match of $15,000, which would bring the total cost of the project to $75,000.

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