Zoning board approves plan by downtown Macon custom cabinet/furniture shop

lmorris@macon.comJune 24, 2013 

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission approved plans for a custom cabinet and furniture shop in Macon.

The board approved a conditional-use application to allow a trade shop in an existing building at 1337 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., at the corner with Ash Street.

The applicant, Jonathan Williams, said the building where he currently has his business -- at 155 Cherry St. -- is being been sold, and he needs to move.

Williams said he still would be leasing space in the new location, but “I’m going to try to work it out to own that building.”

Three existing buildings are on the 1.55-acre Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard site. 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 of lumber, he said.

“I have to keep it at a certain moisture content,” he said.

Other items on the agenda were:

CONDITIONAL USES:

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

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

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

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

VARIANCES:

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

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

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. Approved.

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

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