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Rezoning OK’d for Houston Road store

The zoning commission approved Tuesday a rezoning application that will allow an antique store on Houston Road.

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission agreed to rezone 6112 Houston Road from an agricultural district to a multi-family residential district to allow the antique store to open.

The applicant, Francis Nowell Jr., said some friends plan to convert an existing 1,765-square-foot residential building on an acre tract for the store. No modifications are expected to be made to the building.

Addressing a question from the commission, Nowell said there were several other commercial uses in the area, including an Ace Hardware store, a shopping center, daycare centers and a restaurant.

Access to the site will be from Houston Road with parking on the side and rear of the property. The shop would be open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Other items on the agenda were:

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRIOR MEETINGS:

1670 Kitchens Road: In violation of Section 27.05, Section 25.03 [2], and Section 4.07 [1] (a) (ii) of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution (operation of a church, installation of signage, erection of a carport without a zoning compliance, and failure to meet setback and distance requirements), R-1 District. The Rev. Thelma Hill. Found in violation

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CONDITIONAL USES:

1192 Hightower Road: Conditional use to allow a private music school, C-2 District. Dorothy V. Jones, applicant. Approved.

3311 Pio Nono Ave.: Conditional use to allow used auto sales, C-4 District. Mark J. Crouch, applicant. Approved.

2241 Barnes Road: Conditional use to allow a truck terminal with an above-ground storage tank, M-1 District. Andy Young/Justin Davis Enterprises Inc., applicant. Approved.

6685 Vinson Road: Conditional use to allow an athletic field (softball) at an existing church, A-Agricultural District. Liberty United Methodist Church; Terrel Green, applicant. Approved.

REQUEST FOR REHEARING:

4437 Columbus Road: Request for rehearing of a previously denied application for a billboard, PDC District. Yong Kim; Ryan Terrell; Outdoor Media Solutions, applicant. Denied.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

532-534 Second St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a wall sign, CBD-1 District. Terrell Sandefur, applicant. Approved.

469 Third St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a wall sign, CBD-1 District. Stuckey Realty; Talmadge Stuckey, applicant. Approved.

2160 Vineville Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a freestanding signage, HR-3 District. Barry Collins, applicant. Approved.

1095 Pio Nono Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of an access ramp at an existing bank, HC District. Dennis Huey; Able Concrete Works; SunTrust Bank, applicant. Approved.

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

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