The Georgia Planning Association invites you to historic Downtown Woodstock for the 2017 Spring Conference. The conference will take place on April 19, 2017 at City Center, located at 8534 Main Street. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to experience Downtown Woodstock, earn CM credits, and network with your fellow colleagues!
Woodstock, Georgia has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with its population growing by nearly 70% between 2000 and 2016. What was originally a railroad town in the late 1800s, became a bedroom community of Atlanta and then a destination within its own right, attracting nearly 25,000 residents today.
During the height of the City’s growth, Woodstock took careful steps to revive and restore one of the City’s most treasured assets, the historic Downtown. In 2002, the City received funds from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to complete its first Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Plan, and received subsequent funding to enhance Main Street in the downtown area. Today, brick-paved sidewalks offer a beautiful setting for residents and visitors to stroll among the Downtown’s shopping and dining options. Surrounding Downtown is a higher-density residential area with more than 1,000 housing units located within a five-minute walk of over 40 shops and 20 restaurants.
Woodstock continues to enjoy new growth with the recently opened Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, featuring 90 well-known designer outlets to attract visitors from metro Atlanta and northwest Georgia. The City continues to be a regional leader in advancing smart growth and development patterns. On the horizon are numerous mixed-use developments that offer shopping and dining opportunities in close proximity to residential areas. To continue the enhanced quality of life enjoyed by residents, Woodstock is also investing in parks and recreational facilities. In 2011, the ARC’s Green Communities Program recognized the City of Woodstock with Silver certification for its Greenprints Project Master Plan, a comprehensive park, trail and open space initiative that established a framework for creating a citywide green infrastructure system.