Thirty-four homes approved for South Cobb

A new, 34-home subdivision is coming to South Cobb.

The Cobb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the development on 9.9 acres off Milford Church Road near Smitha Middle School.

The detached homes will be built in the craftsman style and priced between $200,000 and $300,000, according to the developer, Sean Randall of Venture Homes.

Several neighbors and a community activist came out against the project, citing concerns of over-development, traffic congestion and a lack of affordable housing in the area.

Neighbor Charlene Kilgore said she has lived on Milford Church Road for more than 44 years.

“We have traffic like you would not believe on that road,” Kilgore said. “That was country when I moved there, it’s not the country anymore … I just don’t think there should be another subdivision.”

Kenneth Howell of the Georgia Community Coalition said the county should put a stop to new construction until it addresses affordable housing needs.

“Systematically, it appears that low income families are being priced out of Cobb County,” Howell said.

Commissioner Lisa Cupid, who represents the area, acknowledged that affordable housing has been an “ongoing issue,” but added that new development is vital to bringing amenities into the area.