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Board of Commissioners approves 57-home subdivision in West Cobb         

by Hilary Butschek              
March 18, 2015 04:00 AM | 1154 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print     
Bob Weatherford
Bob Weatherford
MARIETTA — The Board of Commissioners approved a 57-home subdivision in west Cobb at its meeting Tuesday.
The subdivision was approved with a 5-0 vote for a 32.5-acre property on Mars Hill Road, near the intersection of Camden Lake Parkway.
Commissioner Bob Weatherford, who represents the area, said the developer, Atlanta-based Forestar Real Estate Group Inc., worked hard to reduce the number of homes in the neighborhood from 67 to 57 before the final presentation to the board Tuesday after neighboring residents complained.
“I believe there’s been good faith by the developer to reduce the number of homes,” Weatherford said.
The homes will be made with brick, stone and cement board siding. They will be between 2,500 and 3,500 square feet and range in price from $300,000 to $400,000, said Parks Huff, the attorney representing the developer.
Huff said the developer has attempted to satisfy all the concerns of neighbors.
“We met with all the other adjoining neighbors and hopefully addressed their concerns, as shown by their lack of attendance today,” Huff said.
Only two people attended the meeting to oppose the zoning.
One of those in opposition, Robert Hawkins, said the homes in neighboring subdivisions were larger than the proposed homes. Hawkins requested the commissioner require the proposed homes be larger and more spread out.
“I’m not against the development, but I would really like to see the commission make some small changes to make it more amiable,” Hawkins said.
Even though he was the only person opposing the development at the meeting, Hawkins added, most people in his neighborhood, Camden Pointe, were also opposed. 
“Everyone in the Camden Pointe community that I’ve talked to is not for this community as it stands,” Hawkins said.
However, Weatherford said he hadn’t heard from any other people opposing the development.
Huff said the neighborhood should attract families with older children. The neighborhood will have 11 acres of greenspace but no amenity area, so Huff said the ideal resident would be a member of another amenity area, such as a country club.
“Our target market isn’t a family that wants an amenity area. … Our target market is someone who may be a member of the Brookstone Country Club (off Burnt Hickory Road in Acworth) and wouldn’t use an amenity area. … This is a property that is just north of the Brookstone commercial area with a Kroger and other shopping, so it is a very active area,” Huff said.

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