Dollar General store proposed for Mount Pleasant Church Road in south Bibb County

Rezoning needed for the 3.78-acre site

lmorris@macon.comFebruary 9, 2013 

Another Dollar General store may be coming to south Bibb County.

An application to rezone a portion of property at 4988 Mount Pleasant Church Road from an agricultural district to a planned development extraordinary district to allow commercial development is expected to be discussed Monday at the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.

The 3.78-acre site, just off Hartley Bridge Road, has been cleared and would be developed in two phases, according to the staff report. The first phase would include construction of a 9,100-square-foot building on 1.25 acres with Dollar General as the tenant. The second phase would be used for future commercial uses such as retail and medical offices, the report states.

Another Dollar General store is located at 5051 Hartley Bridge Road at Houston Road.

For the proposed store, 122 parking spaces would be available once the property is fully developed. Plans call for two detention ponds, two access points and buffers along the side property lines.

Based on projected traffic generated by the proposal, “there will be minimal impact on traffic to the immediate neighborhood,” the report stated.

The site is adjacent to Hartley Station which is already zoned PDE. The applicant, Colin Edwards with SW Macon LLC, stated in a letter to the commission that it “cannot afford to purchase any of the previously zoned PDE land to the east of the subject property as it is not within its land cost budget.”

The proposed rezoning “is in compliance with the overall land use pattern and would not adversely influence living conditions in the surrounding areas” the staff report states. “However, there is some concern that the rezoning of additional property to PDE is unwarranted given the fact that much of the surrounding property currently zoned PDE remains undeveloped.”

The meeting begins at 1:30 in the 10th floor conference room, Willie C. Hill City Hall Annex, 682 Cherry St.

Other items on the agenda are:

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRIOR MEETINGS:

4859 Fulton Mill Road: Interpretation of Section 26.08 and Section 6.02 [1] of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution regarding the parking/storage of a commercial vehicle. Billy Sisk; Jonathan Alderman, applicant.

CONDITIONAL USES:

891 Burrus Road: Conditional use to allow a specialty auto sales office with inside storage, C-4 District. Allen Aiken; Encore Motors, applicant.

890 Burrus Road, 890 Northwoods Plaza: Conditional use to allow an outpatient medical clinic in an existing building, C-4 District. HealthQwest Frontiers Inc.; Wayne Crowley, applicant.

6336 Peake Road: Conditional use to allow platting of property prior to site plan approval and revisions to a previously approved site plan of a medical office, PDE District. Cleve Cunningham; Cunningham & Rowland, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

455 Cherry St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow exterior modifications, CBD-1 District. Hal Harper, applicant.

1008 Hazel St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a single-family dwelling, HPD-BH District. GreenTec Homes, applicant.

SIGNS:

2260 Shurling Drive: Variance in distance requirements from a residential structure to allow an electronic graphic display sign (EGD), C-1 District. Kunj Construction, applicant.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION RATIFICATION:

CONDITIONAL USES:

495 Fort Hill St.: Conditional use to allow a transitional housing facility, R-3 District [13-0021]. Latrelle Tripp, applicant.

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

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