Construction on the new walking and biking trail that will connect Fort Yargo State Park with near downtown Winder is set to begin soon after the city council awarded a contract Tuesday, Oct. 27, but the vote didn’t come without some controversy.
A local developer’s plan to build 128 apartment units off West Candler Street across from Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder has been met with strong opposition from nearby residents — less than two years after the property was rezoned to allow for construction of a senior housing development.
The City of Winder will cancel the annual Halloween Spooktacular event this year and is planning to hold a “reverse” Christmas parade in December as the city continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A proposed development of up to 300 apartment units and 99 townhomes next to the Barrow Crossing shopping center cleared another hurdle Tuesday.
The Winder City Council is set to consider next week a request to rezone roughly 67 acres east of the Barrow Crossing shopping center and south of Highway 316, which would allow for a large mixed-use, multi-family residential development to be built.
Following the recommendation of the city’s planning board and staff, the Winder City Council on Tuesday, July 7, voted down a proposal to annex and rezone more than 200 acres of land just south of Atlanta Highway and west of Pine Hills Golf Club that would have eventually allowed for a large residential subdivision of nearly 400 single-family homes to be built.
The City of Winder plans to implement two-hour parking limits throughout much of the downtown area.
New Winder city administrator Mandi Cody is still settling in after being hired last month by the city council and has barely had one full week on the job.
The Winder City Council on Tuesday, June 23, unanimously approved a $43.15 million total operating budget for the city for Fiscal Year 2021, representing a 1.6-percent decrease from the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
The Winder City Council made the hiring of Mandi Cody as the new city administrator official last week, unanimously approving an employment agreement with her during a called meeting Thursday, June 11.