Rezoning would allow business off Vineville Avenue in Macon to expand

lmorris@macon.comOctober 6, 2012 

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission is expected to discuss on Monday a proposal to rezone a lot off Vineville Avenue, which would allow an adjacent business to expand.

If approved, 164 Speer Ave. would be rezoned from a multi-family residential district to a general commercial district to allow Creative Yarns to expand, according to the commission’s staff report. The existing residential structure on the property “may be demolished due to its condition,” the report stated.

The primary land uses surrounding the site are residential. The 2035 Future Land Use Map recommends community commercial use along this area of Speer Avenue, the report states.

“Staff is of the opinion that the requested proposal is an appropriate compatible trend which would not adversely influence living conditions in the surrounding areas,” the report states. “In terms of quality of life, staff is of the opinion that the proposed (commercial) zoning district is appropriate in that it is not out of scale with the existing zoning trend.”

The 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 agenda are:

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM SEPT. 24 MEETING:

322 Pio Nono Ave.: Variance in setback requirements to allow a fence, HR-1 District. David Barrett Jr., applicant.

CONDITIONAL USES:

5394 Thomaston Road: Conditional use to allow truck rental at an existing convenience store, C-2 District. Naza Food Inc., applicant.

VARIANCES:

5699 School Road: Variance in location requirements to allow an accessory building between the main dwelling and the public right-of-way, R-1AAA District. Abel Orono Jr., applicant.

6939 Thomaston Road: Variance to allow a flag lot, A-Agricultural District. Kim Seymour, applicant.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.

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