Subdivision given OK in NE Cobb
by Kim Isaza
November 21, 2012 12:19 AM | 4834 views | 11 11 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — With little public opposition, county commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for a 19-home subdivision on Post Oak Tritt Road in northeast Cobb.

Vanquish Property Partners LLC plans to build homes priced from the $500,000s on 9.6 acres between the Ashley Hall and Brandon Park subdivisions. Lots will be a minimum of 15,000 square feet.

“We believe this subdivision is in keeping with surrounding areas,” said lawyer Kevin Moore, who represented Vanquish.

Trish Steiner, of the East Cobb Civic Association, said her group had worked with Vanquish to alleviate concerns.

“We feel confident they will build a quality subdivision,” Steiner said. “They truly are concerned with maintaining the quality of life in the area, and we wish them great success.”

Nearby resident B.J. Brett, who maintains a stream that runs across his property and some land in the future subdivision, said he is concerned about erosion.

“More water will be discharged into the area due to this subdivision,” Brett said.

Commissioner JoAnn Birrell, whose district includes the proposed subdivision, said she asked the county’s erosion control director to review the stream and perhaps offer suggestions.

“The county can’t go in and do anything on private property, but he may have some ideas,” she said.

Also Tuesday, commissioners approved a request from Steak Properties LLC to add 61 parking spaces next to the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant on Canton Road.

Carol Brown, of the Canton Road Neighbors group, told commissioners it was a good plan “that represents the intent of the original zoning.”

Birrell asked that security lighting be installed in the new parking lot for safety, and that the paving be done within 90 days.

Commissioners continued for another month the special land use permit request by Rittner Nesbitt for his 140-foot amateur radio antenna tower off Burnt Hickory Road.
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mk-i am informed!!!
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November 23, 2012
FYI, also, Avalon, Alpharetta will generate 21 million in sales tax & 4.5 million in new property tax for the city.

...now,.. let's compare,.. how much revenue will the Race Trac gas station bring to Smyrna??

...how 'bout the smoke shop, or the 'we buy gold' shops???

Yes sir,... an informed citizen is a danger to Smyrna!!
Puppy Dog
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November 22, 2012
Actually, if you want to look at numbers, Mayor Bacon was elected into office may I remind you. If you want to make comparisons, tell us which ones to compare because you don't give numbers. Alpharetta? Norcross? Brookhaven? Buckhead? Midtown? We are becoming a multi-cultural, multi-race society rather than a small "white Smyrna/Cobb County." Get used to it. It is here to stay. You cannot change the changing demographics of this country, so adapt or go buy some isolated land in Montana.

mk-want numbers??
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November 23, 2012
What are you talking about?

I actually love diversity & multiculture!

ALL Smyrna is , is POOR! If all your city does is expand poverty, you don't get much in return!!

FYI- Alpharetta's new $600,000 million dollar, 86 acre mixed use, Avalon will bring 4,000 jobs to north Fulton!! JOBS- what Smyrna DOESN'T HAVE!!

There will be 559,000 sq ft retail, 800 luxury rentals, 101 single family priced from $400,000-$1.7 million, 750,000 class A office, 85,000 loft office, 300 room 4 star hotel, & 175 room boutique hotel.

Now THAT's an economic development plan!!

..again,....WHAT has Max done for Smyrna in 26 years?? answer-- NOTHING!!!
Puppy Dog
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November 21, 2012
Anyone that would suggest building another high-rise for business is the one that is not informed...have you checked the vacancy rate of existing high-rises built for business around America? It is climbing every day due to the trend toward telecommunting from home; layoffs; economics, etc. One survey even showed that by 2050, many existing high-rise office buildings will be turned into apartments and condos much like old factories were turned into lofts.
no winners in smyrna
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November 21, 2012
....right,... so let's sit back on our simple minded rear ends & watch OTHER communities thrive,.. while Smyrna is left to HUD homes, section 8's & must ministry handouts!

Brilliant economic plan!

Watch the new office buildings in Alpharetta being built, to go along w/ their new town square & the Avalon development- see Norcross/Duluth/Suwanee add to their corporate companies & manufacturing list! Oh, and go check out the Forum in Norcross- ain't so poor no mo'! They WORKED at it!!!

Watch Brookhaven secure their city w/ businesses, quality companies, shopping districts & higher house values.

What are those cranes in Buckhead & Midtown??

Smyrna,..just a bunch o hillbillies stealing our tax money for their cronies!
VFP42
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November 21, 2012
I belive we have already run out of fools willing to pay over $500,000 to live in a large box on a tiny stamp in the middle of "can't get there from here." So what in heck is this foolishness?

The only quality of life in that area should be for deer and racoons, as they need not pile into a car and go places such as work, school, the market, etc.

IF YOU WORK IN THE CITY DON'T LIVE IN THE COUNTRY! YOUR "QUALITY OF LIFE" EXISTS ONLY IN CAR COMMERCIALS, BUT YOU ARE NOT SEXY OR HAPPY LIKE THE CAR COMMERCIAL ACTORS!

DID ANYBODY LIVING IN EAST OR WEST COBB PAULDING EVER STUDY THE SUICIDE RATE OF PEOPLE WITH BIG BOX MCHOUSES AND VERY LONG CAR COMMUTES? IT'S INSANELY HIGH! AND THE MURDER-SUICIDE RATE IS EVEN HIGHER! DON'T DO IT!
Awesome123
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November 21, 2012
This is quite possibly the best post I have ever read on a development story. So true...
Gringo Bandito
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November 21, 2012
Just because I work in the ghetto of downtown ATL doesn't mean I want to live there.
poor smyrna
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November 21, 2012
There ARE two Cobb Counties.

I-75 is the dividing line.

Smyrna approved a new subdivision Monday nite. What should be a higher standard, being right in the center of the one historic neighborhood, Williams Park,.. Smyrna has set the bar SO LOW, the homes will be rather large homes starting in the mid 200's.

And the mayor tells the developer that was there from Sandy Springs,.. maybe he could 'dream' of living in Smyrna one day.

A mayor for 26 years on the northside of Atlanta,... and doesn't know the difference in highrises attracting Fortune 500 companies,... and a Race Trac gas station!!

You know, I don't know if the mayor is just uneducated,.. or what,.. but w/ so many peoples house values on the line in Smyrna,.. I want my mayor to at the very least,.. be INFORMED.

Obviously, the folks in Smyrna like the motto 'Smyrna,.. keepin' it poor'!
anonymous
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November 22, 2012
The Mayor and his daddy 'mayor' ruined the city with all the poor zoning decisions. Campbell used to be a school of envy, now only to be one of the worst in the state. The difference, Bacon 1 and 2's zoning.

Glad I moved out of the area of the county.
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