Mosque approved in Mableton by Cobb

A mosque, Masjid Qubaa - The Islamic Center of Mableton, and a retail or office establishment for the mosque were approved 5-0 Aug. 21 by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

Instead of the present appliance liquidation business, new uses by the Islamic Center - also called Mableton Center, Inc. - will occupy 2.3 acres at 6145 Mableton Parkway on the east side and north of Community Drive.

The mosque’s commercial tenant will occupy the front 1,000-square-foot building on Mableton Parkway.

Accommodating 100 to 110 people, the mosque will occupy the rear building of 3,625 square feet and be used 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Undeveloped property behind the mosque may be developed with a playground or more parking spaces, according to an Aug. 6 letter from applicant attorney Lisa S. Morchower of Berman Fink Van Horn in Atlanta to Cobb County Zoning Division Manager John P. Pederson.

The buildings are flanked by two gas stations and Fanatics Sports Bar and Grill.

Jimmy D. Hester is the title holder, and Charles Woodard is the representative for Mableton Center.

Also, Woodard is the main contact for a Go Fund Me page, which he created in 2014, to raise funds for moving the Mableton Islamic Center from 373 Veterans Memorial Highway in Mableton that was founded in 2010 one block from that location.

This mosque is among 77 in Georgia, including nine in Cobb County, according to

Information:,, Charles Woodard for Mableton Center at, August zoning agenda items/Z-39/Mableton Center - Stip. Letter %233.pdf