Just south of downtown Woodstock, construction on a new development is underway that will bring hundreds of new homes to the city.
Red Georgia clay is visible on the west side of Main Street on the property where the new development, called South on Main, is being built, just south of Barnesdale Terrace. The mixed-use development plans include single-family houses, townhomes, apartments and mixed-use space, as well as two pools and a pond, on land which backs up to Noonday Creek and the Greenprints Trail network, city documents show online.
Brian Stockton, director of economic development for the city, said it’s exciting to see the downtown area extend with this new development.
“We’re excited to see our vibrant downtown extend south along Main Street with this project. The connection to our existing trail system, the natural connection to downtown Woodstock, additional housing choices and the proximity to Highway 92 makes South on Main a key development for our community,” he said.
A concept drawing for Breezy Hill Land LLC, the Smyrna-based developers doing the project, shows plans for 239 single-family homes, 104 townhouses, 4 paired-homes, 204 apartments, and 22 condominiums. With a total of 573 units, 22 percent of the development is planned for public greenspace, with an average of 8 units per acre. The large development backs up to Noonday Creek, with connecting paths to the Greenprints Noonday Creek Trail segment.
Residents of the new South on Main development will be able to jump onto the Noonday Creek Trail, where they can head south to reach the Highway 92 retail area, or go north to the Woofstock Dog Park or downtown Woodstock. South on Main will also include a total of 41,800 square feet of retail and office space off of Main Street. A sign at the entrance to the construction site shows prices for the new homes are expected to start in the $500,000s.
Just south of downtown
With paved multi-use trails connecting the development to different parts of the city, future South of Main residents will be able to access lots of attractions without going too far from home. With a half-mile trail to either Highway 92 or Woofstock Park, or about a 1-mile path to downtown Woodstock, residents will be able to take advantage of the interconnectivity of the city through the Greenprints Trail network.
Or for those who would rather hop in a car, downtown Woodstock, the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock, and Highway 92 are just minutes away. The Outlet Shoppes offer more than 100 popular name brand outlet stores.