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Panel to consider permit for car wash in Bibb

An express car wash with 15 vacuum stations may be headed to north Bibb County.

An application for a conditional-use permit to allow a self-service car wash at 5440 Bowman Road is expected to be heard Monday by the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission.

The 1.7-acre site is off Bass Road and adjacent to Kinetix Health Club.

The car-wash facility includes a 3,840-square-foot building with a two-lane pay station, the vacuum stations and a decorative fountain, according to the commission’s staff report.

Access to the car wash will be from two driveways on Bowman Road, and 16 parking spaces will be provided. The building’s facades will be similar to the health club, the report states.

The application was deferred from the Oct. 12 meeting at the applicant’s request.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at Macon City Hall, 700 Poplar St.

Other items on the agenda are:

CONDITIONAL USES:

5730 Columbus Road: Conditional use to allow a convenience store with gasoline islands, PDE District. B.J. Patel; Jim Rollins, The Summit Group, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

325 Fifth St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of freestanding signs, CBD-1 District. Capital City Bank; Signs by Design, applicant.

1458 Hardeman Ave. and 1470 Hardeman Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow demolition of two structures, HR-3 District. Clifford Virgin, applicant.

VARIANCES:

1005 Anthony Road: Variance in setback requirements and height requirements to allow a fence, R-2 District. Roger Kitchens; Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, applicant.

VIOLATIONS:

3690 Eisenhower Parkway: In violation of Zoning Compliance No. 09-0630 by operating a bar with amplified music and dancing, C-2 District. Marshall Hughes.

1670 Kitchens Road: In violation of zoning requirements for an existing accessory building erected without a zoning compliance and failure to meet setback requirements, R-1 District. The Rev. Thelma Hill.

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

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