Woods Estates is a large housing addition being developed by Seth Woods and his company, Woods Development.
In 2017, the City Council, under the direction of Mayor Sonya Paddock, approved a TIF (tax increment financing) District to aid Mr. Woods in re-couping costs expended to put in some of the infrastructure (i.e. roads, sewers, electrical lines) that would be turned over to the City once the project was complete. Once the TIF was approved and the Development Agreement with Mr. Woods finalized, the project was underway, with clearing operations slated to begin in early 2018.
The current mayor has requested a regular progress report be made to the City Council at each meeting. In some cases, those reports are given in person by Mr. Woods or a representative from the development team. In most cases, however, those updates are relayed to the City Council through emails and phone conversations held between Mr. Woods and various parties from the City (sometimes the Mayor, sometimes the City Administrator, sometimes others).
We will document as much of the public correspondence and notes pertaining to this project as possible. If there is additional information you think should be added to this public record, please let us know and we’ll endeavor to add it to the website.
Some aspects of this project are covered in other City documents including Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes and in Reports to the City Council by the City Engineer (MSA). It is recommended you look in those areas for additional information if the documents and links provided in this project area do not provide the required information.
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Records and Background Information
Here’s an archive of reports to the Riverdale City Council made by Woods Construction with regard to this project.
This is a rough timeline for the Woods Estates project.
Documents pertaining to the Woods Estates Project.
Photos of the Woods Estates project.
A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has been called for 7pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at City Hall to review and discuss the final plat of the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision.
Grading on the Woods Estates project has caused some concerns among hilltop residents, but the City and developer Seth Woods have announced a special program to deal with the inconvenience. This comes as work is set to begin cutting in the main entrance to the project.
In a formal statement received by the City, Woods Construction & Development, Inc. has committed to replacing trees removed during the early steps of building the Woods Estates subdivision.
Expect grading work to continue on Saturday, September 1st but not over the rest of Labor Day weekend, according to developer Woods Construction.
Chris Cooper, an engineer with MSA Consultants (the engineering firm representing the City of Riverdale) inspected Woods Estates storm water infrastructure last week. A “thumbs up” from MSA helps keep the project moving forward.
According to a project update report from J+M Civil Design, LLC – the engineering firm assisting Seth Woods on Riverdale’s latest home development – grading will continue on the site for the next 3-4 weeks.
Planning & Zoning Commission asks developer to address concerns on Woods Estate water detention area
Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission met on Thursday, May 24 to review and discuss the preliminary plat for the Woods Estates development.
MSA Professional Services, the engineering firm retained by Riverdale to serve as the City’s Engineer, provides an update on their review of the preliminary plat of the Woods Estates project.
Builder/developer Seth Woods cleared most of the hillside leading into the new Woods Estates development and posted signage announcing the availability of lots for sale.