Edited April 29, 2014 to include quotes from the actual CCRC zoning code.
Isakson Living East Cobb would be located too far from a hospital. Here is a map showing the property in relation to the nearest hospitals, Kennestone and Northside. The CCRC zoning code in Cobb County states that close access to urgent care facilities (emergency rooms) is preferred.
Specifically, it says "Good access to acute emergency care will be encouraged," and that "The CCRC must be within five miles of an acute medical care center, unless the facility provides its own emergency response to all residents."
This important proximity-to-a-hospital rule exists for two reasons: 1) to save seniors’ lives by being close to an acute medical care facility and 2) to protect communities from the dangers of speeding ambulances. The distance from this property to the nearest hospital is about 8 miles, and to get to either Kennestone or Northside Hospital, an ambulance would need to go through many traffic lights and would take at least 15 minutes without traffic. Compare this with the only CCRC in Cobb County, Presbyterian Village, which is located 1/4 mile from the nearest hospital.