The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission plans to consider again Monday a permit for a mixed-use senior retirement community in east Bibb County.
A conditional-use permit is being sought for about 12 acres at 2730 Masseyville Road near Lakeshore Drive to allow a mixed-use senior retirement community, called Charlotte’s Beach, with variances in the distance between the structures and parking requirements.
The property was rezoned in June from a multi-family residential district to a planned development extraordinary district.
A decision on the conditional-use permit was deferred at the Jan. 11 meeting to allow the applicant, Cunningham & Co., time to provide the final building design.
The retirement development would have 217 units in three multi-family buildings and 30 individual lakeside cottages, according to the commission’s staff report. The property, which would be gated, includes a 7-acre lake. Monthly rental prices are expected to range from $450 to $650 per unit.
At the January meeting, one commissioner questioned the appearance of the small cottages which, at about 600 square feet, looked similar to mobile homes. Pam Young, the development’s project coordinator, said then the cottages would not be manufactured homes but would be built on site.
Other commissioners said the multi-family buildings looked stark and industrial. Young said it was hard to make large buildings not look industrial, but that she was willing to consider suggestions.
The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at Macon City Hall, 700 Poplar St.
Other items on the agenda are:
ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRIOR MEETINGS:
3535 Williamson Road: In violation by revising a site plan, installation of gates and fences that require variances without obtaining a zoning compliance, R-3 District. Stansberry & Co., College Park of Macon LLC
5165 Mount Pleasant Church Road: Conditional use to allow a manufactured home, A-Agricultural District. Emily Jones, applicant.
3393 Vineville Ave.: Conditional use to allow a beauty salon in an existing building, R-3 District. Cindy Hudson Cooley; Aaron Scot Salon, applicant.
533 Cherry St.: Conditional use to allow a place of assembly (art and music venue), CBD-1 District. Keith Watson, applicant.
111 Riverside Parkway: Conditional use to allow an automotive repair (body shop) in an existing building, C-2 District. Butler Family Holding LLLP, applicant.
1602 Montpelier Ave./1400 Coleman Ave.: Conditional use to allow a mixed-use development (loft apartments and retail), C-1 District & R-3 District. Zan Thompson, ZT3 Placemaker Studio Inc., applicant.
3535 Williamson Road: Conditional use to allow site plan revisions to a previously approved apartment complex (closing of existing driveways), R-3 District. College Park of Macon LLC, Blair Cleveland, applicant.
3535 Williamson Road: Variance in height requirements and setback requirements to allow a fence, R-3 District. College Park of Macon LLC; Blair Cleveland, applicant.
4315 Houston Ave.: Variance in setback requirements to allow a gas canopy, C-1 District. Bob Hoffman, Charter South Inc., applicant.
350 Hospital Drive: Variance in aggregate sign area requirements, C-2 District. Daniel Peters, Coliseum Medical Centers, applicant.
1914 Canterbury Road: In violation of Section 4.07  (a) (ii) and Section 4.07  of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution (shipping container used as an accessory building/storage building located in the front yard). Edward Rumney.