COLUMBIA — The Woodridge Neighborhood Association will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the development of 11.25 acres of forest land on Berrywood Drive.
LDG Development Group, from Louisville, Ky., has proposed building a 60-unit apartment complex on the west side of the property.
The property's east side would remain in its natural state, leaving about five acres of forest.
This land is very important to the residents of the Woodridge neighborhood, said Allen Hahn, president of the neighborhood association.
"That area is one of the few urban forests left in the city," Hahn said. "It has trees on it which are at least 100 years old."
This meeting will be an opportunity for community members to ask questions and comment on the possible development.
"The voices of our neighbors are very important if we are to let the development company know how we feel about the forest," Hahn said.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Baymont Inn and Suites, 801 Keene Street.