November's going to be a busy month for major rezoning cases in East Cobb.
On Friday the Isakson Living senior residential project was delayed a month to November at the request of the developer due to community opposition.
Also on Friday, District 3 Cobb Commissioner JoAnn Birrell announced in her weekly e-newsletter that Mt. Bethel Christian Academy's application for a special land use permit to build a high school in her district is also on the November calendar.
Both cases are scheduled to go before the Cobb Planning Commission on Nov. 5, with likely action by the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Nov. 19.
East Cobb Patch reported in August that the academy, which is part of East Cobb's Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, is under contract to purchase Shirley Blumenthal Park from the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
The 32-acre tract at the northwest intersection of Post Oak Tritt Road and Holly Springs Road, currently zoned for residential use, has been for sale for more than a year.
(See the attached PDF of the initial Cobb Zoning Analysis.)
MBCA officials said the site is the best location they've found to expand the school, which goes through the 8th grade. It is adjacent to the church grounds on Lower Roswell Road but there's no room there for a proposed 200-student high school.
Mt. Bethel's application already has generated some opposition from residents concerned about additional traffic near a busy Post Oak Tritt-Holly Springs intersection that's experiencing significant new residential development.
Birrell has invited Mt. Bethel attorneys to a town hall meeting Oct. 15 that starts at 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center.