The Marietta Daily Journal – Retirees rally to maintain control of their community

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Aug

The Marietta Daily Journal – Retirees rally to maintain control of their community

POWDER SPRINGS — Almost 100 residents are mobilizing against the development of a subdivision adjacent to a popular retirement community, hoping to derail a rezoning headed for a final vote of the City Council next month.

They’ve already won round one in the fight, at the planning commission, which voted unanimously Monday to recommend denial of the rezoning.

Marietta-based Fallwood Builders has applied for a zoning change that would allow 33 single-family detached, two-story homes east of Highway 278. The 5.9-acre site is near the entrance to Silver Springs Village retirement community. Putting 33 homes on a parcel of that size would amount to 5.6 units per acre, which residents say goes above and beyond the normal housing density allowed in the city limits.

The site’s current zoning is neighborhood commercial. Fallwood is applying for residential zoning, plus a variance to allow for the higher density.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Retirees rally to maintain control of their community.

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