The 2 images below put together would be the front view of the CCRC development from Roswell Road, according to the latest Isakson Living plan for the 54-acre Tritt property. In other words, there does not appear to be any overlap in these 2 pictures of the proposed view from Roswell Road.
and includes Buildings A, C, and H, and some of the 65 cottages.
and includes Buildings I, J, and K.
the Isakson Living CCRC development proposal is clear.
Isakson Living has made no significant changes or reduction in footprint or size from the very first plan, and the current Isakson Living CCRC plan consists of 481 apartment style units, including 65 cottage homes (ranging from 2,600 to 5,200 square feet), and 11 large apartment-style buildings, 8 of which are 4-stories. The largest one of the proposed Isakson Living apartment-style buildings is larger than WellStar by itself.
The preliminary total square footage according to Isakson Living of the Isakson Living CCRC project is 1,054,246 square feet of air conditioned space, , and this does not include the parking garages. The Isakson Living CCRC plan has more square footage than Cumberland Mall, which has 1,040,000 square feet of retail space. Town Center Mall is 1,269,000 sq ft, so it's actually similar to all the retail space of many malls.
Buildings A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and K that house 416 units,
the Health Care Center, the Fitness Center, and Other Amenities
as well as 4 designs for the 65 cottages.
(to compare, WellStar across the street is 162,000 square feet)
A CCRC with 11 mostly 4-story apartment-style buildings and many commercial amenities, in addition to a 65 home subdivision, is an intensity far greater than a subdivision developer could build. Approximately 88 houses total could fit on the property as it is currently zoned (R-20), and if modeled on the High Gates subdivision (also R-20) on Robinson Road, which has similar acreage as the Tritt property and a floodplain, perhaps as few as 48 homes would fit.
We want to emphasize again that we support CCRCs, just not a CCRC of this magnitude on this location near East Cobb Park in the Walton school zone. The Isakson Living plan is far too intense and commercial for this residential area, especially given the topography and environmental features of the Tritt property.
This Tritt property is zoned low density residential and it should remain so, in order to protect this area from overdevelopment of the East Cobb community, schools and recreational areas. We hope that Isakson Living can find a suitable location where they could easily build 4-stories or higher, on already developed land rather than pristine forests, to make a cost-effective and practical CCRC development.
Some homeowners in neighboring subdivisions were invited to walk the Tritt property with maps of the proposed development with Isakson Living's landscape designer, in order to understand where the houses and buildings would be located and to see how the subdivision views would be impacted.
We have included a several Isakson Living-provided images side-by-side with photos of the Tritt property to illustrate the nature of the trees and how the CCRC buildings and houses would not be hidden from view by those trees that would remain. Rather, the CCRC buildings would dominate the landscape for everyone travelling on Roswell Road, living in the homes of the 5 subdivisions surrounding the property, or visiting East Cobb Park.
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Freshwater Forested / Shrub Wetlands are most likely located in the floodplain along Sewell Mill Creek, and not only can wetlands not be built on but often different construction techniques would need to be used so as not to damage them, according to federal and state wetlands guidelines.
East Cobb Park is the jewel of East Cobb. Residents from all areas of metro Atlanta come to enjoy the trails, playgrounds, green spaces and Sewell Mill Creek. A development of this size takes years to complete and the environmental impact of a multi-year construction project on the surrounding area can't be underestimated.
We encourage everyone to:
sign the new petition
email the Board of Commissioners to Vote No to Z-2 Isakson Living plan for East Cobb
attend the March 3 and March 17 Board of Commissioners meetings
We want to thank the East Cobb community for continuing to urge the Board of Commissioners to deny this project.
United we can make a difference!