Here’s an update on the meeting for the South on Main Development. Thank you to all residents who took the time to attend. It appears that nothing is changing (that has not already been approved) in a way that will impact residents of Serenade. This meeting was a formality to correct previously incorrectly recorded minutes and formally document the retail space in the meeting minutes. This was always the intended use for this space but legally needed to be corrected in the minutes. Below are the take-away items that are of interest to us as Serenade residents.
-There are no changes in the occupancy of the development. One building was changed from apartment homes to ownership condominiums. The other building will still be apartments. The condo/apartment buildings are not allowed to be greater than 5.5 stories tall by city code.
-There was a change in the flow of the greenway connector that runs through South on Main but it will still be accessible to all.
-The next section to be built will be the north retail building. All retail will be specifically professional in nature (small office practice, financial consultants, dentists, realtors, etc. were some of the current interested tenants) and will not contain any restaurants or shops. There are not enough parking spaces to support a restaurant per city code. Therefore, those buildings will never be allowed to convert into retail/restaurants.
-The Serenade intersection will be redesigned with a fourth leg into South on Main. There will be parallel parking along Main Street and is required by the City of Woodstock.
-There was concern from a northwest adjacent subdivision about the type of buffer that would be between their backyards and the parking area. South on Main’s attorney informed us that city code does not require any buffer when the area is zoned downtown. This is just a note for us as Serenade residents to tuck away should any development come to fruition bordering Serenade.
-Two dates to mark on your calendar: November 30 is a planning meeting. December 11 is a meeting with the Mayor and City Council. A reminder with the time and location will be posted as they become available.
If you were in attendance and have anything to add, please feel free to chime in! 😊