The Islamic Center of Macon is asking zoning officials to approve expansion plans that would include tearing down a home on Lamar Street to add parking and renovating another home for classrooms.
The Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning Commission will consider the request when it meets Monday. The centers plans may have hit a snag July 2, however, when the Design Review Board deemed the demolition of 112 Lamar St. as inappropriate.
As applicant, Widner and Associates is asking for a certificate of appropriateness for the demolition of the home -- described as in poor condition -- and the removal of a one-story addition at 118 Lamar. The center, at 2131 Vineville Ave., backs up to the properties, which would be used for additional classrooms and 24 new parking spaces.
Widner and Associates also is asking for a 32-foot variance in the 50-foot setback from public rights-of-way required for churches and associated buildings.
The zoning boards June 25 meeting was canceled because the board lacked a quorum, so it will also hear items deferred from that meeting.
Among those items was a conditional-use application to allow revision to a previously approved master plan at 5744 Thomaston Road and to allow grading before state plan approval. The commission also plans to discuss a conditional-use application to allow a multifamily complex on the site.
When the 143.56-acre site was rezoned in 2000, plans included a single-family cluster subdivision on 59 acres with 122 lots; a 384-unit apartment complex on 24 acres; and a shopping center on 21 acres.
The plan has been changed three times since, including a move to drop the apartment complex. The current plan calls for reducing the commercial acres to 6.78 acres and restoring the apartment complex.
The apartments will consist of 246 units on 21.9 acres. Plans call for 11 three-story buildings, five eight-bay garage buildings, a clubhouse/office, swimming pool, car wash area and mail kiosk. The site plan shows 430 parking spaces will be provided, with 369 spaces required.
Also Monday, during the commissions pre-meeting that begins at noon, the board is expected to vote on a moratorium on wall murals in all zoning districts and a moratorium on liquor stores and convenience stores in central business districts 1 and 2 while it updates regulations on those land uses.
The commission meeting begins at 1:30 p.m., in the 10th floor conference room, Willie C. Hill City Hall Annex, 682 Cherry St.
Other items on the agendas are:
JUNE 25 AGENDA
3663 Vineville Ave.: Proposal to rezone from R-1A, Single-Family Residential District to R-2, Two-Family Residential. The purpose of this rezoning is to allow a professional office. Tony Butler, applicant.
3931 Ridge Ave.: Conditional use to allow a proposed office building, PDE District. Marble Masters, Neil Suggs; Jim Rollins, The Summit Group, applicant.
101 Holiday Drive North: Conditional use to allow outdoor seating at a previously approved restaurant with a drive-thru window, C-4 District. Calhoun Management, applicant.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
458 Second St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow exterior modifications (parking area and fencing), CBD-1 District. Russell Claxton; Claxton Architects, applicant.
4640 Presidential Parkway: Variance to allow an off-premise sign and variance in aggregate sign area for a shopping center, C-2 District. Scott Bombard; Rosson Sign Co., applicant.
265 Tom Hill, Sr. Blvd.: Variance in aggregate sign area requirements to allow a wall sign, C-2 District. Mike Dasher; A-One Signs Inc., applicant.
JULY 9 AGENDA
4600 Jones Road: Conditional use to allow a church in an existing building, A-Agricultural District. Church of the Living God International, applicant.
4961 Forsyth Road: Conditional use to allow a financial institution, M-1 District. Albert Edge; Murphey, Taylor & Ellis, applicant.
3944 Sardis Church Road: Conditional use to allow time extension for a previously approved temporary classroom building, A-Agricultural District. Life Center Outreach Ministries, applicant.
2424 Riverside Drive: Conditional use to allow a sleep center in an existing building, PDC District. Nations Sleep Disorders Center, LLC, applicant.
4205 Lakeside Road: Conditional use to allow a timber harvest (clear cut), M-1
District. Edward Peacock, Jr.; Scott Cunningham, applicant.
3076 Riverside Drive: Conditional use to allow a career/trade school within an existing shopping center, C-2 District. Sheddrick Clark; American Professional Institute (API), applicant.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
656 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow demolition of two (2) buildings and design approval of a parking lot, CBD-2 District. Lawrence W. Drinkard; Fickling & Co., applicant.
1105 Adams St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications, HR-3 District. Lesley Clarke, applicant.
1978 Johnson Road: Variance in location requirements to allow an accessory building, R-1AAA District. Michael Brown, applicant.
2424 Riverside Drive: Variance in setback requirements to allow a fence, PDC
District. Nations Sleep Disorder Center, LLC, applicant.
4821 Sheraton Drive: Variance in sign area requirements to allow a wall sign exceeding 200 square feet, C-2 District. Mike Lewis; The Sign Store, applicant.