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Vinings Homeowners: Offer Settlement Road Recommendations in person to Cobb County Planning Commission and Cobb County Board of Commissioners
On August 7, 2012 I presented the Vinings Village Homeowners Association notification of an upcoming re-zoning application by John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods, requesting rezoning of the ~23-acre site from R30 to R20 OSC including the creation of up to 45 lots/homes. This was followed by a survey released by VVHA on August 9th. Based on the responses received and the overwhelming response to the survey, the ”Settlement Road Committee” concluded its review of the rezoning application and recommended that the VVHA oppose the rezoning request.
The VVHA Board of Trustees has voted to formally accept the Committee’s recommendation and further recommend to the Vinings community and Cobb County that the rezoning request be denied. The VVHA’s recommendation is that the site retains its existing R30 zoning designation. The VVHA’s position to oppose the rezoning request is consistent with the feedback received from the community including the survey and emails in response to the initial announcement.
As of the date of this announcement, the VVHA’s request for a continuance has not been granted by the Cobb County Planning Commission, therefore members of the VVHA Board of Trustees will be speaking in opposition to the rezoning request at both the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, September 6th and the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, September 18th.
Vinings homeowners who wish to voice their opinion on this matter should contact the Cobb County Planning Commission and Cobb County Board of Commissioners (www.cobbcountyga.gov) and/or attend the Planning Commission meeting at 9:00 a.m. on September 6th and the Board of Commissioners meeting at 9:00 a.m. on September 18th. The location of both meetings is 100 Cherokee Street, Marietta, GA 30090.
The VVHA Board wishes to extend its greatest appreciation to Jim Polk who chaired the Committee and to the other members Ross Bickers, Steve Goodsell, Bill Voegeli, James Bikoff, Martha Glisson and Bob Barker all of whom gave generously of their time and expertise as well as the many Vinings Homeowners who gave of their time to respond. We are fortunate to have such involved neighbors in the Vinings Community.
If you can be present at these meetings, we really need to get out and show our support for the VVHA!
ATTENTION VININGS HOMEOWNERS
I urge all Vinings residents to take a minute to complete this survey. I just did and I completely oppose rezoning this area. We do not need additional traffic along Woodland Brook. This land was purchased knowing what the zoning was and can be developed as such. The survey below from the Vinings Village Homeowners Association will allow you to voice your opinions as well!
Your input is important!
Please take a moment to complete the survey concerning the Settlement Road Property Rezoning, it will only take a few minutes.
John Wieland Homes is seeking to rezone 23.94 acres of the Settlement Road property from R-30 to R-20 Open Space Community. This survey will ask you about your opinions concerning the Settlement Road rezoning, Application Z-34*
Your opinions are important to understand the wishes of the community with regards to this property. Please complete the survey at your earlist convenience.
The Vinings Village Homeowners Association
VVHA Settlement Road Committee
Jim Polk, Chairman
*A copy of the application can be found on the website www.viningshoa.org under Zoning-zoning/variances-zoning
Settlement Road Property
A Rezoning Application has been filed with Cobb County by John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Inc. (“JWHN”). The application is seeking to rezone approximately 24 acres of the Settlement Road Property from R30 to R20 OSC (Open Space Community). While the current zoning would permit approximately 30 single-family homes, the requested zoning would permit approximately 45 single-family homes in return for more open space.
*A copy of the application can be found on the Vinings Homeowners Association website
Special Evaluation Task Force
The Board of Trustees of the Vinings Village Homeowners Association has established a Settlement Road Committee of homeowners from Areas V, VI VII and VIII to evaluate the situation and make a recommendation to the Board. Jim Polk has agreed to Chair the Committee as Representative of Area VII.
In order to assist the committee, the VVHA is requesting that Vinings Village homeowners provide their opinions, ideas and recommendations to their Area Representatives regarding this important Zoning. The VVHA welcomes any and all correspondence, and appreciates your efforts in responding to this important matter. The VVHA will keep the Community apprised as the Committee’s work progresses.
Please respond to Contact@viningshoa.org or directly to your area Representative.
I received the following email this morning from the Vinings Village Homeowners Association regarding the upcoming closing of Woodland Brook.
Woodland Brook will be closed from Keswick to Brandy Station starting June 18, 2012 through July 29, 2012. While Woodland Brook Road is closed, Village Residents can use Randall Farm Road as a detour route.
It is expected that Speed Humps on Randall Farm Road should prevent speeders along the residential street. Emergency response teams have been made aware of the pending road closure and have alternate plans to access the affected areas.
Signage providing detour direction around Vinings Village to neighboring communities have been strategically placed. It is hoped that as a by-product of the improvements, travelers who have used Woodland Brook Rd. as a pass-through to other destinations in the past, will find the detour routes more efficient for future travel.