Cunningham Road townhomes

A rendering of the Venture Communities town homes submitted to Marietta city staff.

The Marietta City Council will decide next week whether to approve an annexation and rezoning involving plans to build 59 town homes.

The land, located at 1520, 1540 and 1560 Cunningham Road off Powder Springs Road, totals 8.81 acres and includes a parcel in unincorporated Cobb County. There are currently three homes on the property.

The applicant, Venture Communities, LLC, is requesting an annexation of the unincorporated parcel and rezoning of the whole area to a planned residential development for single-family homes, to build 59 homes or a density of 6.7 units per acre.

The city’s planning commission recommended approving the rezoning with stipulations in a 4-3 vote, with commissioners Brenda McCrae, Boozer McClure and Frasure Hunter opposed.

A representative for Venture Communities said the town homes will be two and three stories and the prices will range from $300,000 to $400,000.

The council will consider the annexation and rezoning at its meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 205 Lawrence St. For more information or to watch the meeting online, visit

This story has been updated to reflect a change in the city's planning commission minutes, that Commissioner Hunter also opposed the rezoning.

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(2) comments

Shelly Leitheiser

Gross, more ugly townhomes - over 50 of them squeezed into an area where 3 homes should be? And let me guess, all the trees will be cut down. Hundreds of them. For a bunch of cheap townhomes that some developer will charge an exorbitant price for...and they will be grey. Or beige. Ugly. That's just pathetic.

Robert Roth

In addition to being pathetic it should be criminal. Our current bout with COVID-19 is just a prelude of the devastation to come due to global warming!! Yet we still don't wake from our sound sleep and take appropriate corrective action. Just a small part of that action should be planting multi millions of carbon digesting / oxygen producing beautiful trees!! Elon Musk not only has a plan to save the planet his companies have developed the necessary hardware to do so. We must have the foresight and will to put it all together. We can start by developing an environmentally friendly Land Use Map and sticking to it's requirements. It should be the LAW!! Not just a guide that can be conveniently overlooked when money calls!!!

Just wish that I had the foresight and tenacity of an Elon Musk.

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