One of the three new subdivisions will be at 800 Poplar Springs Road with 20 houses on about 11 acres. Courtesy of Cobb County

Cobb approves three subdivisions

Three subdivisions, totaling 136 houses, were approved Aug. 21 by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

They include single-family subdivisions of:

  • 91 detached houses on 96 acres on the east and west sides of Wigley Road and north of Summitop Road on Sweat Mountain by Oak Hall Companies with 50 percent green space. Two residents expressed concerns about how the development would affect erosion, especially Debbie Joyce to her house that already is experiencing water damage, rodents and poisonous snakes.
  • 25 detached houses on nearly 7 acres at 1706 Powder Springs Road on the west side, on the east side of John Ward Road, north of Macland Road and west of Kroger by Loyd Development Services. Price points will be $450,000 and higher, said applicant attorney Garvis L. Sams Jr. Two nearby residents from the Battle Creek subdivision expressed concerns about flooding and traffic. Two variances will eliminate the minimum public road frontage per lot from the required 50 feet to 0 feet due to the development’s private drive and eliminate all setbacks to 0 feet. County staff recommended that an archaeological field survey be considered since this area “is in the immediate vicinity of documented Civil War trenches” that could result in buffers, fencing or interpretive signage.
  • 20 detached houses on about 11 acres at 800 Poplar Springs Road on the northwest side and the southeast side of Dallas Highway by applicant W. Reed Konigsmark with 4 acres of open space.

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