Upper School students at The Cumberland School have a new campus at the former location of Youth Christian School on Brownsville Road instead of the land formerly occupied by the Sun Valley Beach water park. Now The Cumberland School plans to sell nearly 34 acres of the former water park to Summerlyn Homes to develop a 56-unit single-family subdivision at 5350 Holloman Road. (Courtesy of The Cumberland School)

Christian school to sell land for subdivision in Powder Springs

A single-family subdivision will be built on land owned by The Cumberland School near Powder Springs.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 on April 16 to approve this change.

In opposition was Commissioner Keli Gambrill who did not offer an explanation.

To be known as Holloman Reserve, the location is 5350 Holloman Road, formerly known as the Sun Valley Beach water park, on nearly 34 acres with 13 acres to remain undeveloped.

Summerlyn Homes will be the developer of 56 houses with a minimum size of 1,800 feet, according to applicant attorney Garvis Sams.

In 2012, Cumberland Christian Academy was granted a Special Land Use Permit by the commissioners for the private school and its corporate offices.

However, the project never was developed and the land has sat vacant since 2012.

Established in 1989, The Cumberland School, formerly known as Cumberland Christian Academy, found another location for its business office, athletic department and Upper School for eighth through twelfth grades that also will accommodate the seventh grade, beginning in August.

That new location is the former Youth Christian School at 4961 and 4967 Brownsville Road.

Serving K3 through twelfth grades, The Cumberland School has two other locations at 2356 Clay Road SW in Austell and, until August, 4900 Floyd Road in Mableton.

Information: CumberlandSchool.org

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