Commissioners approve subdivision
by Geoff Folsom
gfolsom@mdjonline.com
August 23, 2012 01:03 AM | 3217 views | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a new, nine-home subdivision in the Walton High School zone at their Tuesday zoning hearing.

Commissioners approved a zoning change for the development on 3.82 acres at 2129 Groover Road near Blackjack Mountain in a 5-0 vote. Attorney John Moore, senior partner in the Marietta firm of Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, said the homes will have a minimum of 3,000 square feet with prices ranging from $400,000 to $700,000.

Developers will be allowed to build up to 2.1 homes per acre on the site.

This was the second subdivision in three months that Brooks Chadwick, an east Cobb real estate investment company, had approved by the Board of Commissioners. In June, they approved an 11-home development that will replace a tennis center near Atlanta Country Club, with homes priced between $800,000 and $1.5 million.

Already, the preliminary zoning analysis for October, which will be heard by the Cobb Planning Commission on Oct. 2 and the Board of Commissioners on Oct. 16, shows Brooks Chadwick asking for a zoning change to allow for “cluster residential,” up to five homes per acre, on six acres on Woodlawn Drive southwest of the intersection of Lower Roswell and Johnson Ferry roads.

According to Brooks Chadwick’s application, the development would have units with a minimum of 2,500 square feet and selling prices of $400,000 or more.

Other subdivisions could be up for approval in September, when the Planning Commission will meet Sept. 6 and the Board of Commissioners will have a Sept. 18 zoning hearing.

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Inc. is seeking a zoning change that would allow it to build a subdivision on 23.9 acres at Woodland Brook Drive and Settlement Road near Vinings. According to the zoning application, the homes would be at least 24,000 square feet with prices of $700,000 and up.
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Joseph Pond
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August 23, 2012
Once again, the Commissioners agree to slice up Cobb County into smaller pieces. Two acres lots were the norm in 1972, when the original Cobb County Code was written. Much of the Code still reflects that size, when in reality, only 3% of the county is zoned two acres or more. It appears that number will be shrinking soon as well. If the Commissioners are going to continue changing the make up of Cobb County, they need to update the Code as well. The majority of Cobb County is zoned 1/2 acre or less; the Code should reflect this, not the two acre plus lots of fourty years ago.

Realistically, with all of the HOA's, why do we need such stringent Code Ordinances? People that live outside of HOAs should not have to live by HOA rules.
FROM TEXAS
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August 24, 2012
Because we don’t want Cobb County to look like Clayton or a lot of DeKalb County without code enforcement the home prices and schools go down the toilet. If you took the time to figure out the building is in the better school districts it’s one of those evil capitalist things that made our country great. You decide to break the law devalue the hoses around you instead of working with the county to find middle ground on an issue.
Be Careful
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August 23, 2012
3,000 square foot half million dollar homes on less than half (0.42) an acre?

Wow.
NoMoreOfThis
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August 24, 2012
PLEASE stop approving new subdivisions until all the already platted, paved, foreclosed, weed- and mosquite-infested, bank-owned eyesores are built out. Those are SUCH an embarrassment to our county. :(
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