Community Development Agency
COBB COUNTY GOVERNMENT 

Public Announcements Project Updates


Johnson Ferry Urban Design Plan
In 2010, Cobb County will be working with residents, business owners, and land owners along Johnson Ferry Road in the development of the Johnson Ferry Road Urban Design Plan. Urban design deals primarily with the design and management of public space (i.e. the 'public environment', 'public realm' or 'public domain'), and the way public places are experienced and used. Public space includes the totality of spaces used freely on a day-to-day basis by the general public, such as streets, plazas, parks and public infrastructure. Some aspects of privately owned spaces, such as building facades or domestic gardens, also contribute to public space and are therefore also considered by urban design.

More information can be obtained about this initiative at the project information website: comdev.cobbcountyga.gov/johnson-ferry/


Powers Ferry Master Plan
In 2009 – 2010 Cobb County in cooperation with the Cumberland Community Improvement District worked with the residential and business community in the Powers Ferry area to develop a long range plan focusing on redevelopment and transportation improvements that will assist in better defining the future of this area of Cobb County. The Board of Commissioners approved this Master Plan effort on March 23, 2010 and Cobb County staff is now working with the community on implementation of this effort.

More information can be obtained about this initiative at the project information website: comdev.cobbcountyga.gov/powers-ferry/


River Line Master Plan
In 2008 – 2009 Cobb County hired AECOM to assist with the creation of a master plan focusing on land use, transportation, and preservation in an area of southern Cobb County known as the River Line Area. The area has seen increased industrial and residential growth over the past decade, which in combination with the numerous natural and historic resources in the area resulted in the need to create a strategic vision on how this area would grow in the future. The Board of Commissioners approved this Master Plan effort on October 27, 2009 and Cobb County staff is now working with the community on implementation of this effort.

More information can be obtained about this initiative at the project information website: comdev.cobbcountyga.gov/river-line/


Mableton Form Based Code
During 2010, Cobb County will be working with residents and property owners in the Mableton Community in an effort to develop a new regulatory tool to assist with redevelopment efforts in the “Old Mableton” area. A form based code is a means of regulating development to achieve a specific urban through the control of physical form primarily, with a lesser focus on regulating land use. Form based codes are a new response to the modern challenges of urban sprawl, deterioration of historic neighborhoods, and neglect of pedestrian safety in new development. Tradition has declined as a guide to development patterns, and the widespread adoption single-use zoning regulations has discouraged compact, walkable urbanism. Form based codes are a tool to address these deficiencies, and to provide local governments the regulatory means to achieve development objectives with greater certainty.

More information on form based codes can be found on the general announcements page and a link to the project website will be included once it is developed.


Vinings Master Plan
In 2010, Cobb County will be working with the Vinings Home Owners Association and the Vinings Business Association on the development of a master plan that will assist in creating a strategic vision on how this area would grow in the future. This will include land use scenarios to protect the quality residential environment, urban design to assist with issues relating to the public realm, and preservation/interpretation to assist in increasing awareness about this area’s unique sense-of-place.

More information on this project will be provided shortly, which will include a link to the project website.


Cumberland CID Supplemental LCI study
In 2010, Cobb County will be working with the Cumberland Community Improvement District in hiring a consultant to assist with the implementation of a LCI Supplemental Grant for the creation of a Light Rail Station and CCT Transfer Facility Location Analysis for the Cumberland CID Core Area. The purpose of this study is to create a technical resource to assist in locating a rail station/bus station transfer facility, other potential rail stations, and guide for development based on best practices for transit oriented development (TOD).

More information on this project will be provided shortly, which will include a link to the project website.


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