Rezoning approved for business off Vineville Avenue in Macon

lmorris@macon.comOctober 8, 2012 

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission agreed Monday to rezone a lot off Vineville Avenue, which will allow an adjacent business to expand.

The property, 164 Speer Ave., was rezoned from a multi-family residential district to a general commercial district to allow Creative Yarns to expand.

“It’s a nice business,” said Harold Causey with Causey & Associates, representing the owner for the rezoning. “A nice cottage industry.”

An existing house on the property is expected to be torn down, Causey said.

“(The store owner) wants to clean it up for the ladies who go out there,” he said.

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, according to the commission’s staff report.

The report states that the new zoning district “is appropriate in that it is not out of scale with the existing zoning trend.”

Other items on the agenda were:

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. Approved.

CONDITIONAL USES:

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

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. Approved.

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

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

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