January 2016 Update: The Isakson Living case is still in litigation and is assigned to Judge Robert D. Leonard. There have been a couple of attempts at mediation which to date have not been successful. Representing the county are District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott and Fred Bentley Jr. the county outside counsel. Kevin J. Moore of Marietta and Carl Westmoreland, Jr of Atlanta represent Isakson Living. Isakson Living can continue to try to mediate with the county at any time up until a final decision is made by Judge Leonard as to the validity of their lawsuit. If you want to keep current on any filings you can go to the County Clerk website and the case is 15102908-53
November 2015 Update: Mediation is now scheduled for Monday, November 16. We understand the mediation will take just 1 day. If nothing is worked out in mediation the case goes before the judge to decide the legality of the county decision. If the judge sees nothing wrong, then the Board of Commissioners' denial holds and Isakson Living may choose to either walk away or take it to the appeals court. If it went back to the Board of Commissioners, there would be the standard 30-day public period to voice our opinions to the Commissioners on any mediated proposal put forth.
August 18, 2015 Update: At this time, the attorneys are securing a mediator for the process. A date has not been set for mediation. We will post any updates here and on Facebook.
April 15, 2015: Isakson Living announced plans to sue Cobb County. Here is the Isakson Living lawsuit, and Cobb County's response.
March 17, 2015: The Isakson Living CCRC plan for the Tritt property was Denied Rezoning by the Board of Commissioners!
Informative Posts: Odessa Tritt Lassiter & Why the Tritt Property is important in East Cobb History, Blog & video on Walking the Tritt Property, Latest Isakson Living plans illustrate the intensity of their CCRC project and how unsuitable it would be for East Cobb
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View the 1-Page Summary about why we support keeping the current residential zoning for the 54-acre Tritt property.