Woodstock calls public meeting on Ridgewalk development

Future development in the Ridgewalk Parkway Corridor in Woodstock is the subject of a public meeting set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Chambers at City Center, Woodstock. CITY OF WOODSTOCK
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Future development in the Ridgewalk Parkway Corridor in Woodstock is the subject of a public meeting set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Chambers at City Center, Woodstock. CITY OF WOODSTOCK

The city of Woodstock has called a public meeting to invite comments about the future of the Ridgewalk Parkway Corridor.

The meeting is to start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Chambers at City Center, 8534 Main St.

The City Council imposed a moratorium on permit applications for public hearings, site plan reviews or building in the Ridgewalk Corridor on July 17 and extended it last month to Oct. 16. The council said the area centered on the Ridgewalk/I-575 interchange has seen inconsistent development over the last 18 years, and controls are lacking over the regulation of land use and design.

While a moratorium is in effect, city staff is developing “a new code to address current and past challenges with the existing codes,” according to the Sept. 27 meeting announcement.

“We would like to gain a better understanding of which aspects of development are important to you, with the goal of creating a new code for the area that is workable and will produce practical and attractive results for new development and redevelopment,” the city said.