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Homeowners against new subdivisions in southeast Cobb County

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Southeast Cobb County is growing with plans for two new subdivisions.

In a unanimous vote, commissioners approved an additional 100 homes in the Smyrna, Vinings and Mableton areas. The site is west of Atlanta Road and north of Cooper Lake Drive, southeast of the Smyrna city limits, across the street from the Central Garden subdivision.

Some homeowners welcome the growth.

"I think it's a good thing overall," said Jay Hutto, who lives in the area. "The area's growing a lot. There will be a lot more traffic, obviously."

But other homeowners are worried the county's roads, schools and water management system can't support the growth.

"The main concern would be the storm water problems," said Mary Rose Barnes, another resident. "This area has been built at a high density, and we've had terrible erosion problems."

In July, commissioners will review a development plan. If approved, construction for the new homes could start by mid-October with homes going up in March.

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