Land along Trickum Road and the Little River on the east side of Woodstock will be the site of a new park. The City Council approved annexing 24.42 acres and rezoning it from single-family residential to open space use. CITY OF WOODSTOCK

Woodstock annexes 2 tracts for open space

The Woodstock City Council has approved on second reading the annexations and rezonings of two tracts totaling about 44.8 acres owned by the city and to be preserved as open space.

Both parcels were zoned R-40, single-family residential. The council annexed 20.39 acres on Dupree Road, on the south side of the road next to 1417 Dupree, and rezoned it DT-OS (downtown open space); and 24.42 acres on Trickum Road, along the Little River, and rezoned it OS (open space).

The Dupree annexation is mainly a housekeeping measure, according to a memo to the council from Brantley Day, director of community development. Woodstock purchased the Dupree land in the early 2000s. Part of it may have been annexed, “but no definitive evidence has been found” for the entire tract, Day said.

The Trickum annexation excludes a 10-foot strip along the west side of the land to ensure the annexation does not inadvertently create unincorporated islands of property to the west and south, Day said.

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