Cobb approves townhome community in Mableton

A townhome community will be built in Mableton near Kroger and Floyd Middle School.

By a 4-1 vote on Oct. 15, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners decided to allow Kerley Family Homes to develop the townhomes on the northwest side of Nickajack Road and east of Floyd Road.

On behalf of Marietta-based Kerley Family Homes, attorney Kevin Moore agreed to lower the number of townhomes from 47 to 43 after concerns expressed by Commission Chairman Mike Boyce and Commissioners Keli Gambrill and Bob Ott about the density.

Even with that decrease, Ott was the lone dissenter because of the density.

That new density is about five townhomes per acre on the 8.59 acres.

Moore said the townhomes will be priced in the high $300,000s with no more than 10 percent eligible for rental.

Also in favor of the townhomes were Commissioners JoAnn Birrell and Lisa Cupid, with Cupid representing that area in District 4.

While four residents were present in opposition because of the density and traffic, Robin Meyer, Zoning Committee chairman of the Mableton Improvement Coalition, urged the commissioners to approve the application.