There is another zoning in East Cobb of interest, Z-6 2015, for a 3-story self-storage facility on 1.42 acres at 3700 Roswell Road, which is a little to the east of the Isakson Living proposal and directly across from the WellStar Health Park, which avoided zoning. The Glenside subdivision is between the Tritt property where Isakson Living (Z-2 2015) proposes to build a retirement community, and the site of this proposed self-storage facility. The Z-6 site is also against the Alderwood subdivision, currently under construction on Robinson Road, and the Keller Williams Realty building.
The residents of Glenside subdivision, the developer of Alderwood, and the East Cobb Civic Association (ECCA), are all opposed to Z-6, because the self-storage facility is a huge, monolithic, 75,000 square ft building with 450 storage units, and because it does not provide for a good transition from the 3-story Keller Williams Realty building, to the homes of the Glenside and Alderwood subdivisions. To compare, WellStar is 162,000 square ft, and Isakson Living plans for 999,960 square ft.
The Z-6 site is currently zoned for low-rise (2-story) offices, which would provide a better transition from heavier commercial uses to residences. The residents of Glenside, as well as the future residents of Alderwood, do not want to look at a huge commercial building in their backyards.
FYI, the builder of this proposed self-storage facility has already built a similar facility in East Cobb, on north Johnson Ferry Road, near its intersection with Shallowford Road. This large facility sits in the middle of a commercial area, between the bank in front of the Super Wal-Mart, and the Kroger shopping center. The Z-6 proposal is very different, because it sits on the edge of a commercial area, up against homes.
The Z-6 zoning case will be heard at the Planning Commission zoning hearing 9 AM on Tuesday, February 3 at the Board of Commissioners meeting room at 100 Cherokee St, Marietta. If you can, please join our Glenside neighbors in opposition to Z-6 at the Tuesday meeting. If you cannot be there, please write the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and Planning Commissioners, to tell them you also oppose Z-6 (see form below).
Isakson Living zoning will be still be heard at the Planning Commission zoning hearing at
9 AM on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Email the Commissioners about the Z-6 Rezoning plans: You can easily add your own words in the 'Your Comments' section below. When you click 'Send' the email will be automatically sent to the Zoning Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners.
If you want to email your own letter directly, here are all the email addresses for the Cobb County Commissioners & Zoning Committee: