Personal care home in east Macon gets P&Z approval

Staff reportApril 14, 2014 

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission approved an application Monday to build a new nursing home on Jeffersonville Road.

Commissioners approved the project unanimously, 5-0.

The applicant, Tammy Taylor Barksdale, plans to build the Angels at Divine Retreat at 3085 Jeffersonville Road on a tract originally rezoned in 2011 from a single-family residential district to a planned development residential district. At the time, the complex was to include 10 buildings with 10 residential units, for a maximum of 100 clients. That development didn’t move forward, however.

The new plan is to build a personal care home instead of the village concept. The site plan calls for a 7,665-square-foot building with 12 units on 2 acres of the 18-acre tract. The floor plan includes 10 private suites and two semiprivate suites, as well as a dining area, kitchen, chapel, offices, salon and a library/reading room. The building will have a brick facade.

Future development on the property could include the construction of 10 buildings with a maximum of 120 rooms and a clubhouse.

Here’s a look at decisions on other items Monday:

CONDITIONAL USES:

1. 4650 Columbus Road: Conditional use to allow used auto sales, PDE District. Frederick Stephens, applicant. APPROVED.

2. 4765 Jeffersonville Road/4875 AND 4879 Purnell Drive: Conditional use to allow a timber harvest (select cut), R-1A District & Agricultural District. Jerry L. Stocks/ Don Deckbar, applicant. APPROVED.

3. 5780 Houston Road: Conditional use to allow a non-emergency transport service in an existing building, R-3 District. Agape Transport, applicant. DEFERRED.

4. 5665 New Forsyth Road: Conditional use to allow modular classrooms (2), PDE District. Cleve Cunningham/Cunningham & Rowland, applicant. APPROVED.

5. 4879-4757 Fulton Mill Road/6096-6118 Gamble Road: Conditional use to allow supporting living home, A-Agricultural District. The Nehemiah Men’s Home/Franklin Todd Robinson, applicant. APPROVED.

6. 4200 Davis Road: Conditional use to allow extended use of a soil borrow area for a previously approved solid waste landfill, A-Agricultural District. Swift Creek Environmental, applicant. APPROVED.

7. 640 Crawford Road: Conditional use to allow an event facility, A-Agricultural District. Sondralyn & Keith Fackler/Firefly Farms, applicant. DENIED.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

8. 996 High Street: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow exterior modifications, HR-3 District. Brian Johnson/Ashley Miller, applicant. APPROVED.

9. 360 Hines Terrace: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow an addition to a single-family dwelling (sunroom), HR-1 District. Archadeck of Central Georgia, applicant. DEFERRED.

10. 305 Buford Place: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow exterior modifications, HR-1 District. Ryan Willis, applicant. APPROVED.

VARIANCES:

11. 305 Buford Place: Variance in setback and height requirements to allow a fence,HR-1 District. Ryan Willis, applicant. NO ACTION.

12. 3030 Ocmulgee Boulevard: Variance in setback requirements to allow a fence, C-4 District. Alberta L. Groves, applicant. APPROVED.

13. 2710 Montpelier Avenue: Variance in setback requirements to allow a garage, C-2 District. Paul R. Kelley, applicant. APPROVED.

14. 2457/2601 Emery Highway: Variance to allow platting of property not fronting a public right-of-way, C-4 District. G&A Central Georgia Properties, LLC/Ryan Griffin, applicant. APPROVED.

VIOLATIONS:

15. 5042 Columbus Road: In violation of Section 27.05 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution (operating an auto towing and storage of vehicles without a Zoning Compliance), C-4 District. Kelby Prince/City Wide Towing. NO ACTION.

16. 105 Redhill Boulevard: In violation of Section 27.05 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution (an accessory/storage building) erected without a Zoning Compliance), C-4 District. Brian Mathis. NO ACTION.

ITEMS FOR COMMISSION RATIFICATION:

CONDITIONAL USES:

17. 1014 Gray Highway: Conditional use to allow a restaurant with drive-thru, C-4 District [14-0261]. Candito Construction, Applicant. APPROVED.

VARIANCES:

18. 250 Idle Hour Drive: Variance in side yard setback requirements to allow an addition to a single-family dwelling, R-1AAA District [14-0258]. Franco DeMichiel, Applicant. APPROVED.

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