A new bowling center may be coming to north Bibb County.
A plan to build a 35,000-square-foot bowling center with a lounge at 6389 Zebulon Road is part of a conditional-use permit to allow revisions to a previously approved plan. The matter is on Monday’s agenda for the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission meeting. The property is across Zebulon Road from the entrance to Lake Wildwood and is behind Zaxby’s and CVS.
The revised site plan also includes an 8,000-square-foot restaurant and a three-story hotel, but more information about these projects was not included on the commission’s staff report.
The bowling center with 32 bowling lanes would operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week and would include rooms for private parties, arcade, a kitchen with eating area, lounge with alcohol consumed on premises and locker rooms, according to the staff report. The lounge/bar would operate noon-2 a.m., and the kitchen would offer food service 9 a.m.-midnight.
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The current access road to the Ansley Village apartment complex would be redesigned to serve the bowling center and other proposed lots, the report stated. A landscaped buffer would be installed between the center and the apartments.
This is not the first bowling center proposed for north Bibb County.
In 2003, a planned expansion at Starcadia Entertainment Park included 16 bowling lanes. The expansion never took place, and the park was closed in January 2009. In 2008, a proposed bowling center at 4318 Sheraton Drive was approved by the zoning commission, but it was never developed.
The P&Z meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at Macon City Hall, 700 Poplar St.
Other items on the agenda are:
A. A resolution of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission extending a moratorium for the acceptance of applications and the approval and issuance of certificates of zoning compliance or special zoning permits for electronic message signs.
ITEMS RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 12 MEETING:
B. 1900 PAUL WALSH DRIVE: Variance in area requirements to allow signs for an educational facility, C-2 District. David Brandt; Fravert Services, applicant.
ITEMS DEFERRED FROM JULY 12 MEETING:
C. An amendment to Chapter 25 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution for the city of Macon and Bibb County adopting new regulations for electronic graphic display signs. Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission, applicant.
4437 Columbus Road: Conditional use to allow a banquet/event facility within an existing retail center, PDC District. Lucy Kim, applicant.
3065 (3069) Broadway: Conditional use to allow a manufacturing facility (bus conversion), M-1 District. Gerald Marshall, applicant.
310 Forest Ave.: Conditional use to allow expansion of an existing trade school (upholstery), R-3 District. Amir Hassan, applicant.
4390 Interstate Drive: Conditional use to allow a furniture warehouse and distribution center in an existing building, PDI District. Bo Pennebaker, applicant.
201 Tom Hill Senior Blvd.: Conditional use to allow an educational facility (technical school) within an existing shopping center, C-2 District. Sidney Haynes; Jim Mitchell, applicant.
1561 N. Avondale Circle: Conditional use to allow a trade shop (sign manufacturing) in an existing building, M-1 District. Mike Rawlins; Mr. Signs, applicant.
777 Mulberry St.: Conditional use to allow an outreach center in an existing building, (clothing closet), CBD-1 District. Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, applicant.
2490-2500 New Clinton Road: Conditional use to allow a convenience store with gasoline sales, C-1 District. GDP Properties LLC; King Kemper, applicant.
159 Macon West Drive: Conditional use to allow automobile service and repair, PDE District. Dan Todd, applicant.
3911 Napier Ave.: Conditional use to allow a car wash/auto detail service at an existing convenience store, C-2 District. Bobby Hamm, applicant.
6010 Peake Road: Conditional use to allow master plan approval of campus improvements and final site plan approval of a new building for an existing school, A- Agricultural District. Carter & Sloope Inc.; Stratford Academy, applicant.
5021 Mercer University Drive: Conditional use to allow an office/distribution center, training of hair care products, and a salon in an existing building, PDC District. Sheila Barton, applicant.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
1035 College St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of landscaping of a vacant parcel, HR-3 District. Russell Barber Jr., applicant.
1447 Forsyth St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications and fencing, HR-3 District. Quita Edwards, applicant.
1326 Ross St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a building addition and landscaping, HPD-BH District. Josh Rogers, Historic Macon Foundation, applicant.
155 Oak Haven Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications and a building addition (attached garage), HR-2 District. Shannon Fickling, applicant.
3910 and 3914 Broadway: Variance in setback requirements to allow a fence, M-1 District. Benny Crooms; Crooms Quality Cars.
2448 Recreation Road: Interpretation of Section 24.05 and Section 24.06 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution to allow subdivision of a property, R-2 District. Cornelius Demps, applicant.
651 Mulberry St.: Interpretation of Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission’s authority to enforce zoning regulations on the Grand Opera House, CBD-1 District.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.