Mableton truck terminal granted initial approval
by Lindsay Field
December 05, 2012 01:14 AM | 2187 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — The Cobb County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approving a truck terminal and repair facility in Mableton and rezoning a Smyrna apartment complex during a four-hour meeting Tuesday.

Zoning division manager John Pederson said consideration of a truck terminal at 320, 350 and 370 Six Flags Parkway in south Cobb has been continued since September because neighbors wanted to see “higher quality” development on the property.

The commission stipulated that developer Luis Urizar must tear down several dilapidated buildings on the 2.5-acre lot, repair the inside of the buildings and put up a fence to “screen” the property from neighbors.

Four people contested the rezoning Tuesday, Pederson said.

As for the 9.8-acre Belmont Crossing apartment complex, one resident spoke on behalf of a nearby neighborhood about concerns regarding the density of the property, building setbacks and past sewer problems, Pederson said.

The planning commission said the developer, Bank of America, had to fix all sewer problems and couldn’t construct any new buildings on the property, located at 1940 Atlanta Road, north of Daniell Drive.

There are about 108 units in the complex, which was built in 1964.

Pederson said Bank of America, which took over the complex in a foreclosure, wanted to put the site in another zoning category.

“It’s been kept in good condition … (and is) still almost fully leased out,” he said.

In other business, the commission unanimously recommended rejecting a land use permit for a hair salon at 1520 Terrell Mill Road in Marietta.

Pederson said almost every homeowner in the local neighborhood opposed the permit.

“It’s a house at the front of a subdivision,” he said. “The neighbors just don’t want to see their neighborhood go commercial.”

The requests now move on to the Board of Commissioners’ Dec. 18 zoning hearing for final approval.
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The Mableton Maven
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December 09, 2012
So tired of South Cobb being an eyesore and the County Commissioner in the area not backing the residents who want samrt growth. Putting up a fence will not make an eyesore go away. Yes, the landowner has a right to use his property as he likes, but morally should do what's right by those around him. Six Flags is blighted as it is. The roads are horrible from all of the trucks getting off that exit all the way over to Mableton at Mableton Pkwy and Discovery Pkwy. The county should stop treating South Cobb as its "Red Headed Step Child".
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