Macon funeral home seeks rezoning for vehicle storage

lmorris@macon.comSeptember 7, 2013 

A Macon funeral home needs more space to park its service vehicles and is looking to rezone a parcel for the expansion.

An application to rezone 133 and 147 May Ave. from a two-family residential district to a general commercial district is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission.

The owner of the property is Calvin Bentley with Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, according to the staff report. The purpose of this rezoning is to allow a vehicle storage facility.

“Mr. Bentley needs to provide an enclosed facility to house his funeral business service vehicles, i.e., hearses and limousines,” the report states.

The site under consideration for rezoning adjoins the funeral home at 2710 Montpelier Ave. Two single-family homes currently are on the property.

The 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:

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRIOR MEETINGS:

329 Main St./272 Schell Ave.: Proposal to rezone from R-2, Two-Family Residential District to C-2, General Commercial District. The purpose of this rezoning is to bring the zoning classification into conformity with the existing commercial land use(s). Martha Chafin, Wayne Crowley, applicant.

MANUFACTURED HOMES:

7980 Knoxville Road: Conditional use to allow a manufactured home, A-Agricultural District. Sandra Lindsey, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

1400 Coleman Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of signage, HR-3 District. Wayne Crowley, Corporation of Mercer University, applicant.

SIGNS:

4995 Sardis Church Road: Variance in distance requirements and height requirements to allow an EGD sign, PDC District. Rajesh Patel, applicant.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION RATIFICATION:

VARIANCES:

1400 Coleman Ave.: Variance in design requirements to allow directional signs, R-3 District [13-1050]. Wayne Crowley, Corporation of Mercer University, applicant.

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

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