Developer plans public meeting for Marietta senior project
by Nikki Wiley
July 30, 2013 12:25 AM | 2351 views | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
East Cobb resident Wylene Tritt recently sold her 53.7 acre estate on Roswell Road to developer Kevin Isakson pending zoning approval from the County Commission. From left, Isakson, Commissioner Bob Ott and Tritt inspect the property in June.
East Cobb resident Wylene Tritt recently sold her 53.7 acre estate on Roswell Road to developer Kevin Isakson pending zoning approval from the County Commission. From left, Isakson, Commissioner Bob Ott and Tritt inspect the property in June.
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MARIETTA — Developers of a $200 million residential senior community proposed for east Cobb say they know residents have questions about the development, and they want to address those concerns.

Atlanta-based Isakson Living, a firm with family ties to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), has planned a 987-unit development for seniors 62 and older on a 53.7-acre tract off Roswell Road adjacent to East Cobb Park.

The firm will present a 30-minute presentation on the development and answer questions during a meeting hosted by the East Cobb Civic Association at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Rowell Road, Marietta.

Commissioner Bob Ott, who represents the area, said he knows residents have questions. Ott said he could not comment on the specifics of the development but praised Isakson Living for pushing its zoning hearing back to October to make time for meetings with residents and civic groups.

“I think the most important thing between now and October is for people to become informed,” Ott said.

Construction could begin as soon as next summer with the first portion of the community opening as early as 2016. About 240 homes are expected to be built in the first phase and the building of the entire facility will be spread over 10 years.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom homes will range from 1,800 square feet to 2,500 square feet.

Jill Flamm, president of the east Cobb group, said the organization does not yet have an opinion on the development.

“We’re just as anxious to hear this presentation,” Flamm said.

Kevin Isakson, marketing director for Isakson Living and son of the senator, did not return messages Monday.

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Angry EC Resident
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August 01, 2013
What happened to the Tritt property becoming the eastern extension of the East Cobb Park?
anonymous
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July 30, 2013
We don't need more traffic there. It's already backed up in the morning and afternoon.

The new medical center at Roswell & Providence wasn't supposed to have an exit onto Roswell Rd., yet there was one from day one of construction.

If they want to develop they need to share in infrastructure development. The current roads cannot support more traffic.

Since this is tied to Isakson, I have no doubt it will be rubber stamped by the county without regard to the deteriorating traffic conditions between Old Canton and Johnson Ferry roads and Roswell Rd.
great idea!
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July 30, 2013
East Cobb is the perfect place for retirees who don't ever go anywhere. We would only have to drive out there to visit moms and pops on holidays when traffic is not prohibitive.

Might I recommend Shillings on the Square relocate next door to this place?
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