Proposed Development and Serenade

Serenade Residents:
        The biggest development to impact our neighborhood possibly since the founding of our great neighborhood almost 20 years ago is ready for Planning Commission. We are asking all Residents in Serenade who want their voices heard to attend the Planning Commission Meeting on Nov. 29th @ 7pm Chambers at City Center. Attached to this email are the site plan PDFs and 3 pictures to give you an idea how this development might impact Serenade.
        This development will impact not only the homeowners you see from the photo, but will even impact our amenities as well since the proposed buildings will be 45 ft high and 4 stories tall! They are proposing 100 units while the City of Woodstock continues to allow run away development without addressing traffic concerns. We may not be able to stop the development, but rather could steer the City and Planning Commission that this current plan should be revised. The development is going to tear down every single tree in the section zoned off in green on the picture. They are only going to allow a 10ft buffer between Serenade Homes and a 4 story tall building! They will possibly have balconies all the way up to the 4th floor looking into our backyards and over to our amenities such as the pool. It is also possible that they may try to access our Sewer Lines running under Serenade, without the city giving us assurances that our Sewer Lines can withstand 100 more units capacity. Obviously this development will cause even more traffic problems in downtown. As a Homeowner who is directly affected and Vice President of Serenade HOA, I have major concerns about this development in it’s current form. Some of you may also realize that they will destroy the 100 year old home right across from the Car Wash on Main Street. The first historic home you see on the way into town. 
BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF REQUEST HOMEOWNERS HAVE FOR THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT:

1. They should allow at least a 20-25 ft buffer between homes. We should not have to look at 4 story tall buildings in our backyard. 10 ft is way to small especially since they will take all trees down behind our homes, and the new trees they plant will take a decade or more to reach a decent height.
2.  No balconies be constructed on the rear of any of the units facing Serenade beyond the 2nd story. We shouldn’t have massive balconies on the 3rd and 4th story invading our privacy.
3. Confirm with us and the city where the sewer lines will be run?
4. Add more commercial into this project. It is virtually all Residential Buildings.
5. How does this development affect traffic?

I know many of you were at the Public Participation Meeting. At this point the developer has done absolutely nothing to move one inch in trying to address our concerns. They said they would do a balloon study, they haven’t done it. They said in June that we would have 20ft buffers, now it is 10ft. You can tell this developer is hoping they can just ram this through the City and not even in good faith try to work with us. This is a shame.

PLEASE PLEASE Serenade Residents let your voices be heard! If you don’t then you have no reason to complain once our 100 year old trees are replaced with buildings. Even if you don’t live right next to this property, please attend the Planning Commission Meeting. I would ask that everyone who shows up be prepared to have a 1-2 minute talking points speech to say in front of the Planning Commission.
It is important we all have a cohesive message. I understand other homeowners might have other concerns as well. Let them be heard. I will be having a 30 minute pre-meeting at my house on Thursday Nov. 29th at 6pm 390 Windsong for any homeowners who want to strategize before we go into the Planning Commission Meeting at 7pm.

Thank you all for being Serenade Residents and living in Woodstock. I love it here and have been a resident for 11 years here. Many residents have voiced though their concern for how much development has been allowed in recent years.

I hope to see all of you Nov. 29th! We need to have 15-20+ homeowners prepared to speak. Please RSVP your intention on attending the Planning Commission Meeting  at    serenade.hoa.vp@gmail.com

Thanks,
Christian Wulfers

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Fall Festival Sign Up

Join us for the Annual Serenade Fall Fest. We will have a bounce house, games and a costume parade for those who want to dress up. We will take a group photo (for those interested) before the costume parade at 5:30 pm. Pizza will be provided. Please feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. A sign up genius link is posted for those interested in volunteering or donating to the event. Please drop off donations by Thursday, October 25th to 361 Windsong Way.
Sincerely,
Your Social Committee

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Public Participation Meeting

The City Council will be holding a Public Participation Meeting for the Pope & Land Enterprises proposed development that backs up to Serenade.  The affected residents have already received a letter but those not affected may not be aware that, again, there’s an attempt to develop this area.  Tonight’s meeting will allow you the opportunity to ask the developer any questions have about the development.  The meeting will be held at the Chambers at City Center at 7pm.  Proposed Development

Fall Festival

Neighbors, our Serenade Fall Festival is quickly approaching! We hope you will be joining us at the Cabana on Saturday, October 27th, 5-7pm.

We are in need of a donor to cover the cost of our bounce house for the event. The sponsoring individual or business will be allowed to advertise at the event, and the sponsorship will be mentioned in the next newsletter, on the neighborhood website, and in the social Facebook Group.

If you are interested in sponsoring the bounce house, please email serenade.social@gmail.com

Save the Date: HOA 2018 Mid-Year Update August 21

Serenade Residents:
      Serenade Home Owners Association Board and Committee Members welcome you to a 2018 Mid Year Update Tuesday Aug. 21st 6:30pm at the Cabana. This will be an Open Board Meeting where we will give updates on Finances, Progress this year, Future maintenance/upgrades, Dues, Committee updates, Home Values, ways to volunteer, development in Downtown and of course answer questions from our Great Homeowners. There has been a lot going on in Downtown Woodstock and Serenade so far in 2018 :). We are very eager to give you a thorough update! We had a fantastic turn out earlier this year at the Annual meeting where around 70 homeowners showed up which was wonderful! We hope as many people that can make it will come to participate in YOUR neighborhood Update :). The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at the Cabana.
        Please Confirm your attendance if possible so we can have an idea of the amount of Serenade Residents coming. We LOVE SERENADE and Hope you will come out if available :). THIS IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE HOPE YOU WILL COME BE A PART OF IT’S FUTURE EVEN IF IT IS JUST TO BE INFORMED BY ATTENDING THIS UPDATE MEETING :).
Please RSVP your attendance to serenade.hoa.vp@gmail.com
 
**This Mid Year Update is a non-voting meeting and is just an update for the Residents of Serenade. We do understand as with any date chosen, not all residents may be able to attend. We ask you to encourage your neighbors to attend. We also will send out an email Summary Update of the meeting to any Homeowners not able to attend** Thank you for your Support 🙂
Thank you so Much!
Serenade HOA Board