Macon title pawn business allowed to add vehicle sales

lmorris@macon.comJanuary 13, 2014 

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission agreed Monday to allow auto sales at a title pawn business on Gray Highway.

The lot at 980 Gray Highway is owned and operated by South Country Capital Management and will be co-located with Auto Cash of Gray Highway LLC.

The business would be allowed up to 16 cars -- either cars for sale or belonging to employees -- to be parked on the lot.

Judson Browne with the management company said some of the cars for sale would be bought at car auctions, and some would come from the pawn business.

Browne agreed none of the cars would be parked in the right of way.

“I don’t want them anywhere near the street,” because that’s where our sign is, he said.

The business is expected to be open every day of the week but Sunday.

Other items on the agenda were:

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRIOR MEETINGS:

3598 Williamson Road: Variance in sign height requirements, PDE District. Chris Bryant, applicant. Denied

1681 Rocky Creek Road: Variance in sign height requirements, C-1 District. Chris Bryant, applicant. Approved.

CONDITIONAL USES:

220 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.: Conditional use to allow outside sales/display at an existing fuel center, C-2 District. Eyvonne Johnson, The Kroger Co., applicant. Approved for displays that are only adjacent to the fuel center kiosk.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

340 Buford Place: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications and landscaping, HR-1 District. Billy Fair, Fairway Holdings Inc., applicant. Approved.

SIGNS:

4996 Bloomfield Road: Variance in sign height requirements to allow a freestanding sign, PDC District. Henry Inc., Dollar General, applicant. Deferred.

0 Tivoli Place: Variance in sign height requirements to allow a subdivision identification sign, PDR District. Jon Martin, SPP Residential, applicant. Approved.

INTERPRETATIONS:

Interpretation of Section 4.07 [4] and Section 4.07 [1] (a) (ii) of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution regarding accessory buildings. Marion Fairchild, applicant. The commission determined the accessory building did not fall under this regulation.

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

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