Atlanta-based Isakson Living, a firm with family ties to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), has planned a 987-unit development for seniors 62 and older on a 53.7-acre tract off Roswell Road adjacent to East Cobb Park.
The firm will present a 30-minute presentation on the development and answer questions during a meeting hosted by the East Cobb Civic Association at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Rowell Road, Marietta.
Commissioner Bob Ott, who represents the area, said he knows residents have questions. Ott said he could not comment on the specifics of the development but praised Isakson Living for pushing its zoning hearing back to October to make time for meetings with residents and civic groups.
“I think the most important thing between now and October is for people to become informed,” Ott said.
Construction could begin as soon as next summer with the first portion of the community opening as early as 2016. About 240 homes are expected to be built in the first phase and the building of the entire facility will be spread over 10 years.
The one-, two- and three-bedroom homes will range from 1,800 square feet to 2,500 square feet.
Jill Flamm, president of the east Cobb group, said the organization does not yet have an opinion on the development.
“We’re just as anxious to hear this presentation,” Flamm said.
Kevin Isakson, marketing director for Isakson Living and son of the senator, did not return messages Monday.