P&Z: Mercer Lofts’ third phase planned for College Street

lmorris@macon.comMarch 9, 2013 

Plans for the third phase of Mercer Lofts includes a 28-unit building fronting on College Street, College Place and Shamrock Street, which is adjacent to Tatnall Square Park in Macon.

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission is expected to consider Monday a conditional-use permit and a certificate of appropriateness for 1206-1268 College St. and 1210-1262 College Place which would allow the construction of a multi-family dwelling, demolition of six buildings and relocation of one building.

The first two phases of Mercer Lofts are located in Mercer Village on Montpelier Avenue.

Apartments are located on the upper floors with retail and office space on the first floors.

The third-phase building will be three stories facing College Street, and because of the topography, the rear will have four stories, according to the commission’s staff report.

The site is now nine separate tracts totaling 1.75 acres, which will need to be platted into one tract before the zoning permit is issued.

The development would provide 27 four-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit, the report states. It will include a patio or sun deck between the Wesley House and the proposed multi-family building.

The proposed project includes the relocation of a house at 1256 College St. to property on Ash Street and the demolition of buildings on College Street and College Place.

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

Other items on the agenda are:


2649 Antioch Road: Conditional use to allow a church in an existing building, M-1 District. The Christian Fitness Center, Pastor McArthur Lazenby, applicant.

5019-5081 Riverside Drive: Conditional use to allow a retail center with variance in parking requirements, C-2 District. Jarrett Nease, applicant.

2106 Old Clinton Road: Conditional use to allow timber harvest (clear cut), PDE District. Sandy Callaway, applicant.



106 Culver St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow exterior modifications (windows, siding doors, railing, and fencing), HR-3 District. Terry Chatfield, applicant.


1372 Gray Highway: Conditional use to allow a multi-message billboard, C-4 District. Storage Master Inc./Jed Renfroe, applicant.


101 Braxton Drive: Variance in location requirements to allow an accessory building, R-1 District [13-0190]. William Fields/Alice Fields, applicant.

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

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