Changes to accommodate requests from Cherokee County propelled the Woodstock Planning Commission to table a proposal from a company to build over 200 homes in the city.
Commissioners on Thursday voted to table the request from Oak Hall Companies LLC to annex and rezone about 82.5 acres of land at the intersection of Barnes and Trickum roads from R-40/residential and agricultural in Cherokee to R-3A to allow for 216 single family detached homes on the land.
Woodstock Zoning Administrator Patti Hart said Oak Hall tweaked its site plan to accommodate the Cherokee County Commission's request to incorporate additional right-of-way for road improvement and set aside land for any future improvements/expansion that would be made to Cherokee's Little River fire station.
She also said the company made changes of a proposed internal trail system that would guarantee safer access for residents.
The changes the company made resulted in Oak Hall reducing the number of proposed lots from 216 to 196, Hart added.
The original proposal drew heavy criticism from neighbors who live in the vicinity of where the development would be built. Residents noted the current transportation infrastructure isn't sufficient to handle the traffic and would burden area schools with additional students.
The case will come back before the Woodstock Planning Commission during its Nov. 7 meeting, and will move froward to the Woodstock City Council on Nov. 18.
Woodstock planning commissioners during its Nov. 7 meeting is also set to hear another request from Oak Hall Companies LLC to rezone 17.05 acres of land along Ragsdale Road to build single-family residential homes.
Oak Hall wants to build 51 homes on the property, which was rezoned in 2006 for an active adult, gated townhome community that was to be called StoneLedge.
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