Keep us a master bedroom community

Recent news coverage of the Coweta Commissioners meeting on May 20 stated that I spoke about the possible decrease in the value of my property by rezoning adjoining property to allow 226 units on 120 acres.

It is not just the value of personal property, but that of my 147 neighbors in Lake Hills and neighboring homes/property in Heritage Trace and Newnan Pines. Of the large number of residents in attendance in protest of the requested rezoning of adjoining property, few spoke, with others choosing to speak at the next meeting since the developers had requested the hearing before a full commission.

I am not allowed to speak at the next meeting, but my main objection was to a statement by the attorney for the developers stating that since the hearing/decision was postponed, it was not necessary for those in opposition to speak. Thank you, commissoners Brooks and Lassetter, for letting him know that the hearing was advertised and forms were completed to speak and opposition would be heard.

As the attorney continued to address the commission, he also interjected legal jargon concerning the development that was quieted by Chairman Blackburn stating that the commissioners are served by their own legal counsel. Thank you. There would be no objection to the development of the property with homes on larger lots.

The development reeks of transitional housing that I cannot vision as an increase in value/taxes in later years, as has been the case of the surrounding homes. Look at the problems in Clayton, Henry and DeKalb counties, as unbridled development has created more government administration and school system problems.

Coweta County has often been referred to as the "bedroom" community of Atlanta. Let's keep it the master bedroom and not the guest room. Pat Craven


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