Concerned Citizens over Isakson Living East Cobb (Facebook page) has come out against the $200 million, 978-unit facility, saying that a rezoning request from low-density residential to continuing care retirement community "will have a negative and detrimental impact on the surrounding communities including East Cobb Park."
The petition, begun yesterday on the change.org website, has garnered nearly 100 signatures. It also includes a three-sentence form letter to be sent to members of the Cobb Planning Commission and the Cobb Board of Commissioners, which are scheduled to take up the matter in October.
Isakson Living, run by the son and brother of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of East Cobb, are calling for five-story buildings with parking underneath, developing roughly half of the 54-acre Tritt property.
In a Concerned Citizens website posting last week, Mitsy Forest neighborhood resident Robert Burke included an aerial map of the Isakson Living project, saying its imprint would be "as big as two Georgia Domes."
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