At its Monday meeting, the zoning commission is expected to consider a permit for an animal boarding facility in north Bibb County for the second time.
The applicant, Larry Hulsey, is seeking a conditional-use permit from the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission to allow a dog kennel on about 6 acres at 1409 Tucker Road, near the intersection with Peake Road. The facility would accommodate a maximum of 20 dogs.
Plans are for a one-story, 2,868-square-foot metal building to be built on the property. The sides and rear of the building would be enclosed by a fenced dog run area. An existing house on the property would be demolished.
The matter was heard at the Sept. 28 zoning meeting, but the commission deferred a decision, citing concerns about noise and the type of structure that would be built.
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Commission Chairman Kamal Azar said he was concerned about barking “day and night,” even though Hulsey said the dogs would not be allowed outside at night.
Azar also was concerned about the metal building and said he would like to see the outside finished on all sides.
For Monday’s meeting Hulsey has provided additional information to be considered. All exterior walls would be finished with studs and soundproof insulation, the dog kennel walls would be ceramic tile over drywall and insulated, and all interior walls would have drywall and paint, he said in a statement.
Hulsey said that work would soundproof the exterior walls.
“I will place sound panels throughout (the) interior to absorb sound,” he said.
In another matter, Steven Rowland, with Rowland Engineering Inc., has applied for a conditional-use permit to allow a proposed medical office at 5300 Bowman Road.
In 2006, a conceptual site plan was approved for a mixed-use development on 19.45 acres at this address. To date, two hotels and an 8,000-square-foot office building have been built on the property.
In 2014, the commission approved a senior living facility on 12.3 acres, but that project did not move forward and the application was withdrawn.
The current application seeks to revise the site plan in order to construct a 36,000-square-foot, single-story medical office. The building would have 78 exam rooms and other offices, waiting areas and storage areas. The site would have 215 parking spaces -- 180 would be required. The plan calls for three entrances to the property, two from Bowman Park and one from Bowman Road.
The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. in the 10th floor conference room, Willie C. Hill Government Center Annex, 682 Cherry St. This is a change from the originally advertised location of the meeting.
Other items on the agenda are:
4770 Raley Road: Conditional use to allow a recreational area (cricket ball field), A-Agricultural and C-2 District. Adam Patel, applicant.
2270 Shurling Drive: Conditional use to allow a day care center at an existing church, R-1A District. Angela Edmonds, applicant.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
415 Cherry St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of signage, CBD-1 District. Best Signs Inc., applicant.
386 Calloway Drive: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a fence, HR-1 District. Stephen Adams, applicant.
6440 Houston Road: In violation of Section 27.08 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution with failure to implement conditions of zoning compliance [13-1255]. B.J. Patel, applicant.
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