The Planning Division assists with the creation of and administers Design Guidelines for specific areas; these guidelines are included in the county's development standards that provide specific criteria for site planning and architectural detailing. Design guidelines assist county staff and other professionals such as architects, engineers, planners and developers, as well as community members, in making more informed design decisions for either private developments or public facility investments.
UPDATE: Mableton Parkway and Veterans Memorial Highway Design Guidline Adopted!
Mableton Parkway and Veterans Memorial Highway are key corridors in the Mableton community. Both are critically important to all of southern Cobb County, as each was developed as an automobile-centric, commercial thoroughfare. Over time, both have seen a decline in their respective commercial markets. Additionally, more residential development – both single family and multi-family – has moved into the area. Cobb County seeks to revitalize both corridors through alterations to the current land use pattern and through the creation of design guidelines. This document was approved by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners on January 23, 2018. This will be implemented through the plan review process.
The Planning Division of Cobb County Community Development is in the process of creating design guidelines for Vinings. View the presentation from the Vinings Design Guideline Final Community Meeting, held on June 22, 2017.
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Cobb County already has design guidelines established on Atlanta Road, Canton Road, Dallas Highway, Macland Road, and Mableton Parkway/Veterans Memorial Highway (brand new!). The graphical depictions of these areas covered by these guidelines are are below: