Downtown Macon custom cabinet/furniture shop plans to move

lmorris@macon.comJune 22, 2013 

A custom cabinet and furniture shop is looking to relocate from Cherry Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Macon.

Jonathan Williams has filed a conditional-use application with the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission to allow a trade shop in an existing building at 1337 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., at the corner with Ash Street. The item is expected to be discussed during Monday’s meeting.

Williams said in a statement filed with his application that the building where he currently has his business -- at 155 Cherry St. -- is being been sold, and he needs to move.

Three existing buildings are on the 1.55-acre site on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to the commission’s staff report. Williams plans to have an office in the front section of the property’s main building and to use the rear warehouse portion to build cabinets and furniture. One of the sheds would be used for storage.

The 2035 Future Land Use Plan recommends community commercial use for this property, according to the staff report.

In another matter, Damon King has submitted his resignation as a member of the zoning commission, due to health issues. Since King was appointed by the Bibb County Commission, the board is responsible for appointing King’s replacement for the three years and six months remaining in his term.

The planning and zoning 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:

CONDITIONAL USES:

546 Poplar St.: Conditional use to allow mini-storage units (22) in an existing building, CBD-1 District. Bryan Nichols, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

546 Poplar St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a sign, CBD-1 District. Bryan Nichols, applicant.

685 College St.: Certificate of Appropriateness design review of signage, HPD District. Rosson Sign Co., applicant.

VARIANCES:

280 Maryanne Drive: Variance in rear yard setback requirements to allow a single-family dwelling, R-1AAA District. Dr. Nawar Hajo, applicant.

3842 Drury Drive: Variance in fence height requirements, R-1A District. Ivy Cadle, Leslie Cadle, applicant.

SIGNS:

980 Gray Highway: Variance in distance requirements to allow an electronic graphic display (EGD) sign, C-4 District. Joe Jenkins, Southeast Message Centers Inc., applicant.

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

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