Houston Road property rezoned to allow transport service

lmorris@macon.comJune 9, 2014 

Planning and zoning commissioners agreed Monday to rezone a nearly 1-acre site on Houston Road.

Linstead Inc. had applied to rezone 5780 Houston Road from a multifamily residential district to a planned development commercial district. The change would allow a non-emergency transport service. The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission also approved a conditional-use permit for the business.

The property is on the northeast corner of Houston Road and Allen Road in south Bibb County.

The company plans to use an existing house on the property for a transport business. The company would not be transporting emergency call patients and would not be operating with emergency lights and sirens.

The existing 2,500-square-foot house would be used as an office for employees and for employee training. Operating hours would be 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The company is required by state law to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Two employees will be on site with an ambulance at all times.

No one attending the meeting opposed the rezoning.

Other items on the agenda were:

MANUFACTURED HOMES:

6961 Bethel Church Road: Conditional use to allow a manufactured home as a second dwelling, A-Agricultural District. LeShanda Mitchell, applicant. Approved, subject to health department approval.

CONDITIONAL USES:

4145 Hartley Bridge Road: Conditional use to allow used auto sales, C-4 District. Dexter Williams; Jim Rollins with The Summit Group, applicant. Approved.

3914 River Place Drive: Conditional use to allow a patio addition and outside seating at an existing restaurant, C-2 District. Charles Wolf Jr.; Wagers Grill & Bar, applicant. Approved.

4848 Raley Road: Conditional use to allow a small engine repair business with outside storage, C-2 District. William Greene; A-1 Small Engine Repair, applicant. Approved.

2790 Riverside Drive: Conditional use to allow a DUI school in an existing shopping center, C-4 District. Teresia Dennis, Goldstone Investments, applicant. Approved.

VARIANCES:

669 Poppy Ave.: Variance in setback requirements to allow an accessory building, R-2 District. Thomas Wade, applicant. Approved.

1060 Brookford Road: Variance in side yard setback requirements to allow a single-family dwelling, R-1A District. Ryan Griffin, applicant. Approved.

305 Buford Place: Variance in setback and height requirements to allow a fence, HR-1 District. Ryan Willis, applicant. Withdrawn due to applicant’s absence.

INTERPRETATIONS:

Interpretation of Section 4.07 [4] of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution to allow portable classrooms as storage buildings for an existing grocery store, C-2 District. Shazena Rahaman. Interpreted as allowed in a commercial district.

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

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