Cobb County's Comprehensive Plan 2030 &
Atlanta Regional Commission's Plan 2040
According to Love Cobb Parks, currently, less than 7% of Cobb County has been preserved as greenspace, and the planned 1,448 acres to save has not been protected yet.
Related to those greenspace goals, the 54-acre Tritt property was chosen twice as a property to save with the Cobb County Park Bonds in 2006 and 2008. The historical 100+ year-old barn and 50+ year old house on the Tritt property, as well as the streams and aquifer flowing into the Sewell Mill Creek and the Chattahoochee River are important resources to preserve.
In fact, the Tritt property on Land Lots 965 and 966 is specifically mentioned in the 2030 Comprehensive Plan to keep residential as the East Cobb area has been so developed.
Saving the Tritt property as parkland would allow the County to honor the 2030 Comprehensive Plan commitment, as well as honor the will of Odessa Tritt Lassiter. Everyone in the community benefits when a fair percentage of the environment is protected, especially as the population continues to grow.
The video of the Atlanta Regional Commission's Plan 2040 Blueprint for Tomorrow (watch 3:45-4:15) says:
"Plan 2040 promotes the continued greening of metro Atlanta, our emerald city. It includes strategies to protect our natural, cultural and historic resources for generations to come. As the region grows, we have to think of the health of our residents and our sustainability. That means preserving and expanding greenspaces, using our water wisely, and making sure our area is clean. It's really fundamental."