Z81 (Macland Rd Urban Village Zoning) Opposition Petition
We, the citizens of West Cobb County, are petitioning the Board of Commissioners to DENY the request for rezoning land lots 431, 432 to Urban Village Commercial from Single-family Residential (case #Z-81).
This request was already DENIED by the Planning Committee on 12/4/18 (ALL commissioners DENIED this request), where it was cited by the District 1 representative, Skip Gunther, that "although this is an exciting concept, it is not a good fit for THIS area. It is WAY to dense."
We request that the Board of Commissioners DENY this request for the following reasons:
- The proposed use and site plan is not compatible with the development of nearby property. The area is surrounded by single-family homes and single-family subdivisions. The homes are all zoned R-20 or R-30, which are large land lots with single-family homes.
- The proposed development would cause additional transportation issues as the roads are currently not built to support this type of development. While there was a proposal to widen Macland Rd, funding has been taken from the project and reallocated twice. According to the project manager, the project is currently on the shelf as funding has not been approved.
- An additional age-restricted development has a negative impact on the tax revenue for the Cobb County School District. The county has approved many of these age-restricted developments over the last few years and, while each one is a small impact, the more that are developed, the larger the impact to our schools. The Cobb County Board of Education has spoken out against this specific plan due to their concerns about the negative impact to the tax revenue.
- This proposed zoning does not conform to the Cobb County Comprehensive Plan. Although this plan can be reworked as needed, this is a clear "spot zoning", which negates the point of having a plan. This property is assigned a Low Density Residential future land use category, which includes a density of 1-2.5 units per acre. The proposal lists the density at 4.33 units per acre.
Thank you for the consideration.