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Cobb Eyes Changes to Land Plan

The first of two January hearings is tonight as the county makes its annual revisions to the Comprehensive Plan.

Cobb County is holding hearings tonight and Jan. 17 to discuss proposed changes to the county’s Comprehensive Plan.

The plan, adopted in 2007, establishes future uses for land throughout the county and fits into a vision for Cobb in 2030 to be “recognized as Georgia’s most complete community, a place that combines the best of urban, suburban, and rural life to appeal to a broad spectrum of people.”

The county holds hearings each January to update the plan.

Two kinds of changes are in the works: 13 zoning decision (ZD) changes, which adjust the Comprehensive Plan to take into account individual rezoning cases the county has handled; and three commissioner proposals (CPs).

The commissioner proposals apply to:

  • District 1 (Northwest Cobb, Helen Goreham’s district) north of Kirk Road, south of Old Highway 41 and east of Kennesaw Avenue.
  • District 4 (Southwest Cobb, Woody Thompson’s district) along Arkose Drive north of Windy Hill Road and south of Austell Road.
  • District 2 (Southeast Cobb, Bob Ott’s district) north of Paces Ferry Road and east of Atlanta Road.

“If you look at that area, most of it is lower-density residential,” Ott told Smyrna-Vinings Patch. “The particular area that I brought forward is listed as medium-density residential. I don’t want medium-density residential to move up in that direction. It’s a small little pocket, so basically I’m bringing forward a proposal to put it down to lower-density residential, which is comparable to the surrounding area.”

The attached PDF file presents all the details about the planned changes.

The county Planning Commission is holding tonight’s hearing at 7, and the is holding a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Both meetings will be in the second-floor boardroom in the county government building at 100 Cherokee St., just off Marietta Square. They also will be shown live on the county's Channel 23.

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