Ok, so I am for re-development and growth as much as the next guy, but I just have to ask myself….does anyone even consider the traffic implications of this? Tonight it took me just over 45 minutes to go from Stilesboro and Barrett to the Avenues at West Cobb….enter a new huge work/live/play complex and what do you get?
Well…that should be an easy answer. In my opinion, the Cobb County infrastructure isn’t ready for this as cool and fun as it sounds. I know it will in the end get approved so I am not complaining at all because like I said, I am all for growth and development/redevelopment. We just have to be considerate to traffic…something that on a macroscopic level is lacking big time in West Cobb and Paulding. Just like in Field of Dreams. “If you build it, they will come”
By Kimberly Starks
Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer
MARIETTA – A developer who plans to build a mix of restaurants, retail and residential housing on a 112-acre farm in west Cobb will ask Cobb County Commissioners today to reverse an unfavorable recommendation.
The Goodman Co. has revised its site plan to build 400 houses, including 156 senior cottages and condominiums, on Bullard Farm near Dallas Highway. The new plan also reduces 299,500 square feet of retail development on nearly 42 acres to 262,000 square feet.
The Cobb Board of Planning Commissioners unanimously rejected the company’s rezoning application Feb. 7. Since the planning commission is a recommendation board, Cobb commissioners will vote whether to approve the latest site plan during today’s 9 a.m. rezoning hearing.
The meeting will be held in the Cobb government boardroom at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta.