Seventy-three could be a magic number at Tuesday’s Cobb zoning meeting, as two residential developments with homes each totaling that number — one in northwest Cobb and the other in south Cobb — could receive approval by county commissioners.
Scheduled to be the first to be considered by commissioners is a proposal to put in northwest Cobb 73 senior living homes on 21.2 acres on the west side of Acworth Dallas Road and south of Cedarcrest Road. Attorney Kevin Moore, who is representing the developer, the Wasserman Group, said the homes would be priced in the $300,000s and up.
Should commissioners give the project their approval, it would put to rest a zoning matter that spans back to last November, when the 21.2 acres was a portion of about 65 acres sought to become the site of 248 residences, spread across single units, duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes. When it came before the Cobb Planning Commission in December, the project drew a crowd of about 40 people, 33 of whom were opposed to the rezoning request.
Wasserman later proposed a 116-unit senior living development on 26 acres, which the Planning Commission denied by a 3-2 vote in March, with one issue cited in the denial the developer’s request to allow 40 of the units — or about 35 percent — to be available for lease, which is above the 10 percent cap the county imposes on the residential senior living zoning category.
The proposal to be considered Tuesday would rezone the land from its current residential and general commercial zoning categories to residential senior living or RSL, with the homes each to have a minimum of 1,500 square feet of heated or cooled living space.
Another 73 residences — but in the form of townhomes — could be coming toward the southern portion of the county on 8.7 acres at 4561 Austell Road, south of the East-West Connector and Anderson Mill Road. Currently zoned as general commercial, the rezoning to residential sought by Southern Land Partners seeks to pave the way for homes each having two-car garages and between 1,700 to 2,000 square feet or more of heated and cooled living space.
The townhomes are expected to be priced in the $200,000s and up, according to Moore, who is representing Southern Land Partners.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly zoning meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Cobb Government Building.