SPEEDWAY LLC and ELLISON LAKE PARTNERS LLC v. CITY OF KENNESAW
On June 13, 2017, Civil Case Number: 17104508 was filed in Cobb County Superior Court.
The named Defendants are the City of Kennesaw, Mayor and all Council members.
The initial filing runs 90 pages with exhibits and challenges the City's May 15, 2017 denial of the Plaintiff's Aug. 2016 request to build a 24 hour "Mega Gas Station/convenience store" on 3.79 acres at the NW corner of Ellison Lakes Drive and Cobb Pky (aka: Hwy 41), this is just across from the old Ace Hardware store and just north of the Cobb Police/Fire station. The property address is 2155 Cobb Pky.
The proposed development anchors the East end of the 130 acre Ellison Lake 'planned village community' which has 300 townhomes.
Unless an agreement can be reached the matter may be in the courts for several years. It is doubtful that the City will prevail but such matters usually settle and would probably be sent to arbitration before any court ruling.
The various filings are available via: https://ctsearch.cobbsuperiorcourtclerk.com/
KENNESAW SENIOR 55+ HOUSING
Mystery partly solved as to what this stand alone building will be. I've said all along it would be a restaurant, that turns out to be correct as the Kennesaw building permit issued to Fuqua Development lists it as a restaurant, just has no info on what the chain is, but it will be a restaurant of some sort. This will be the 20th restaurant within 3 blocks of the intersection of Cobb and Barrett Parkways. The only real question is which will be the first one to go out of business. There are just to many restaurants in that area to realistically believe that they will all be here 6 months from now.
The Whole Foods building in the Marketplace Mall has work on the interior progressing. More information can be found at: http://castlelakeinfo.blogspot.com/