Dollar-type store approved for Rocky Creek Road in south Macon

lmorris@macon.comDecember 10, 2012 

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission approved Monday a conditional-use permit to allow a dollar store at 2584-2588 Rocky Creek Road.

Although a planning and zoning commission staff report earlier had stated the store would be Dollar General, real estate broker Ed Walsh said the name of the dollar store had not been revealed yet.

Plans call for two lots to be combined to form a 1.02-acre tract, and an existing vacant buildings on the property would be demolished.

An 8,320-square-foot retail store would be built on the site, and access to the store would be through an existing curb cut off Rocky Creek Road.

“I think it would be a tremendous improvement to the property,” Walsh said.

Commissioner Al Tillman agreed, adding, “I think it will be something the neighborhood would want.”

No one spoke in opposition to plans for the site.

In another matter, the commission agreed to rezone 495 Fort Hill St. from a two-family residential district to a multifamily residential district to allow an expansion of Journey House, a transitional housing facility.

All three commissioners present voted for the rezoning and no one spoke in opposition to the rezoning. Commissioners Arthur Hubbard and Damon King were absent.

Journey House now has up to four people who are recovering from substance abuse and domestic violence. At full capacity, it can house up to 11 people, and the rezoning would allow it to increase that number.

Other items on the agenda were:

CONDITIONAL USES:

2006 Tucker Road: Conditional use to allow a place of worship in an existing building, A-Agricultural District. Michael Rizkalla, applicant. Approved.

5127 Fulton Mill Road: Conditional use to allow a second dwelling, A-Agricultural District. James Brown, applicant. Approved.

4500 Billy Williamson Drive (No. 19): Conditional use to allow a church in an existing mini-warehouse facility, C-2 District. Rose Brown; God’s Holy Temple of Fire Ministries Inc., applicant. Approved.

4917 Mercer University Drive: Conditional use to allow retail sales (antiques and estate sales) with outside storage and display, PDE District. Garry Gilpin, applicant. Approved.

4380 Mercer University Drive: Conditional use to allow used auto sales with a variance in the number of cars for display, C-1 District. Todd Miles; Southern Luxury Auto Sales, applicant. Approved for no more than 30 cars.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

381 College St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow landscape modifications, HR-3 District. Tony Butler, applicant. Approved.

243 Hines Terrace: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow exterior modifications, HR-1 District. Tony Butler, applicant. Approved.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS: (CONTINUED)

390 Hines Terrace: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow a design approval of exterior modifications, HR-1 District. Tony Butler, applicant. Approved.

VARIANCES:

1262 Linden Ave.: Variance to allow continuation of a nonconforming use, HR-3 District. Frank Broome, applicant. Approved.

SIGNS:

5228 Forsyth Road: Variance to allow a second residential development sign, PDR District. Gables on Forsyth LLC; Marty Leverett, applicant. Approved.

3706 Mercer University Drive: Variance in distance from a residential structure to allow an electronic graphic display sign (EGD), C-2 District. Sean King; Best Signs, applicant. Approved.

3275 Pio Nono Ave.: Variance in directional sign height, C-4 District. Southern Graphic Designs; Crest Lawn Funeral Home, applicant. Approved.

4451 Forsyth Road: Variance in distance from a residential structure to allow an electronic graphic display sign (EGD), C-4 District. A&W Sign Company; Branson Washington, applicant. Approved.

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

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