A potential drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in Marietta will be reviewed by City Council members Monday after being rejected by the city’s planning commission.
Jonathan Clay, the managing partner of Atlanta-based Southeast Laboratory Ventures, is requesting a special use permit to establish a halfway house on a little over half an acre at 41 and 45 South Ave., off Roswell Street, at two properties separated by an alley. If approved, the facility would house a maximum of 16 residents for four to 10 days.
Marietta planning commissioners recommended denying the request, with four voting against it and two commissioners, Boozer McClure and Byron “Tee” Anderson abstaining. Planning Commission Chairman Bob Kinney was absent from the meeting. Three people spoke against the facility at the commission’s meeting Wednesday, citing concerns about safety and saying it would bring down property values, according to the meeting minutes.
Council members will also