The Marietta Daily Journal – Development boost brings some strife

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Jul

The Marietta Daily Journal – Development boost brings some strife

MARIETTA — Some contractors are sighing with relief as the housing market continues to climb out of the depths of the Great Recession, faster than many had predicted.

But the sudden shift in market conditions has caused a new problem: As pent-up demand for new homes soars, developers are vying for each last bit of developable land in popular areas like east Cobb.

That means some residents could trade their wooded views for a straight line of sight into a new neighbor’s backyard. Others could soon see their quiet, tree-lined residential streets turned into a thoroughfare for construction vehicles.

Planning commission members say the return of packed agendas and meetings that last from morning to well into the afternoon are a sign Cobb’s economy is improving. But the growth that comes with an expanding economy is a headache for some.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Development boost brings some strife.

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