By annexation, Powder Springs is gaining 18 acres for two new residential developments of around 180 residences. (Courtesy of Traton Homes/Powder Springs)

Powder Springs annexes 18 acres for 180 residences

Powder Springs is about 18 acres larger due to annexation approved recently by a 4-1 vote of the Powder Springs City Council.

Opposed to the annexations and the accompanying rezonings was Councilwoman Nancy Farmer, expressing her concerns about increased traffic.

Representing Kerley Family Homes, applicant attorney Kevin Moore said the development of about 70 residences on Old Lost Mountain Road and Macedonia Road will have price points in the mid to higher $300,000s and up “before amenities.”

This development will include an annexation of 13 acres from Cobb County and a rezoning from Residential (R-20) to Planned Unit Development - Residential (PUD-R).

Then for Traton Homes, the other rezoning will total 20.5 acres of which 5.35 acres is for annexation, Moore added.

This development will be close to downtown Powder Springs at 3441/3625 Powder Springs Road and Carter Road, he said.

The 110 residences will include townhomes for $295,000; smaller single-family residences for $350,000 and up and larger single-family houses for $395,000 and up, Moore said.

Since a similar size development will be built in Cobb County across the street from this one, Farmer said she thinks Cobb should conduct a traffic study in that area.

With the now-previous zoning of Light Industrial, Moore said there would have been “far more traffic” if the property had been developed in that way.

The new rezoning will be Planned Unit Development - Residential (PUD-R).

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