West Cobb tract should be rezoned
June 10, 2013 11:43 PM | 1069 views | 3 3 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

As a veteran commercial real estate broker, I know that Jeff Fuqua has a reputation for very impressive developments. As a local west Cobb homeowner, I would have enjoyed having an upscale Farmer’s Market on Dallas Highway at Casteel Road.

Furthermore, I would appreciate the tax funds that could be used to support local teachers and Cobb Schools. It is inexcusable not to utilize smart development to fund Cobb education dollars for the teachers who spend the most time with our children and who shape future generations’ job opportunities.

If the result is unnecessary furloughs and no raises for multiple years, then our west Cobb Commissioner needs to reconsider who she represents.

Carla Bass

Marietta
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June 11, 2013
Definition of Speed Limit as per drivers education literature: The FASTEST SPEED at which one may travel UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS. Unfortunately most people think they may drive at the speed limit regardless of conditions. Yes, something needs to be done about lowering the speed limit at Village Green and the Avenues. 55 mph may be fine at 2am or 3am, but for the rest of the day 35mph would be the most reasonable. The 4 traffic signals through that area prevent any speed higher than that being reasonable.
concerned citizen
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June 11, 2013
I just returned from a trip to West Virginia, where there are no land use plans and the place makes you crazy, with homes next to businesses and no decent commercial areas because it is all so haphazard. While I am NOT a fan of big government, I moved to west Cobb specifically over east Cobb 25 years ago with the hope that Cobb govt had finally gotten its land use act together to prevent the kinds of mistakes that were made in east Cobb when it was being developed during the 1970s and 80s. If ANY developer wants to create anything upscale, I'm all for it, but only if they follow the land use plan.

On that note, what's with all the good people dying in car wrecks on Dallas Hwy. near the Avenues? Isn't it about time Cobb DOT reviews the speed limit in front of the highly commercialized node in that area? We call it the Paulding Drag Strip. Commuters are a-movin fast and the Avenue w/Village Green is all of a sudden there...one barely has time to make the left in any direction before those fast movers are upon them. PLEASE do something about this death trap.
True Dat
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June 11, 2013
You got that right. 55 mph through that very congested retail area is pure insanity.
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