The Woodstock City Council could vote to approve imposing a moratorium on apartments during its meeting tonight.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Chambers at City Center in downtown Woodstock.
If approved, the city would impose the moratorium in the Ridgewalk area that was recently incorporated into the city's SMART code zoning classification. If approved, the proposed moratorium would go into effect until February 2014.
The moratorium comes on the heels of the city recently learning its ratio of apartments to single family residences was greater than 20 percent, the ratio set forth in council policy.
It would exempt a proposal from Prestwick Companies, which has expressed interest in building an apartment complex in the area. The city would exempt the company from the moratorium as long as it can apply its development to the city's zoning without requesting variances.
The company has discussed with the city a concept plan that would construct 250 apartment units on about 20
acres on the west side of Ashland Parkway south of the Brookshire
The council will also consider submitting a formal application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to receive an opportunity zone designation.
The areas would include: Highway 92 from I-575 to the Georgia Northeastern Railroad; Highway 5/Main Street from the the city limit northbound, including the western frontage of Main Street in the downtown core; Towne Lake Parkway from I-575 to Main Street; Arnold Mill Road from Main Street east bound to where its city limits end; and Bell Industrial Park
See the attached .PDF to view what else is on tonight's agenda.