Vinings Homeowners: Offer Settlement Road Recommendations in person to Cobb County Planning Commission and Cobb County Board of Commissioners

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).

Vinings homeowners who wish to voice their opinion on this matter should contact the Cobb County Planning Commission and Cobb County Board of Commissioners 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.
Photo: John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Inc.

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!

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