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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

Woodstock Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

City of Woodstock was named as one of four recipients of Georgia Tech’s 2019 Georgia Smart Community Challenge on Tuesday in Macon. Woodstock was awarded the grant for a Smart Master Plan and Corridor Study.

This project will conduct a smart corridor and infrastructure study to improve mobility and congestion in the city and deal with rapid growth and uneven commuting patterns. Collaborators include the Woodstock Downtown Development Authority and local design and development agency Black Airplane. The other three winning proposals were Columbus Smart Uptown, Macon Smart Neighborhoods, and Milton Smarter Safer Routes to School.

Additionally, announced on June 14 by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the City of Woodstock was selected with Cherokee County, joined by the cities of Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska, and Ball Ground, to participate in the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP). One of only 18 project proposals awarded region-wide, the cities and the county will pursue a housing analysis, leveraging the significant expertise and resources provided by the ARC.

Woodstock is the only city in Georgia to be awarded both honors.

For more information on Georgia Smart, visit

Pictured, left to right: W. Allen Gudenrath (Board of Regents, University System of Georgia), Amy Carter (Deputy Commissioner, Rural Georgia Initiatives, Georgia Department of Economic Development), Brantley Day (City of Woodstock Community Development Director), Christopher Nunn (Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs), Katie O'Connor (City of Woodstock Senior City Planner), G.P. "Bud" Petersen (President, Georgia Institute of Technology), Katy Leggett (City of Woodstock GIS Manager).

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