For the second time, the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission plans to consider an application to allow a property owner to clear a wooded site at Wesleyan Drive and New Forsyth Road.
The property owner, Moore & Murphey Co., filed a conditional-use application to allow a clear-cut timber harvest on about 22 acres at 1990 Wesleyan Drive prior to site plan approval. The tract is at the southwest corner of Wesleyan Drive at New Forsyth Road.
When it was discussed at the commission’s July 12 meeting, Commissioner Jacqueline Hightower said, “I don’t like clear-cuts. I would like to see something less intrusive on this piece of property.”
After commissioners expressed concern about the clear cutting, Kip Smith, who represents Rutherford Timber Harvesting LLC, said he was open to a less severe cutting plan.
The matter was deferred to give Smith or the owner an opportunity to meet with the zoning staff to come up with another plan.
The zoning meeting location has been changed for Monday’s meeting. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m., in the 10th floor conference room, Willie C. Hill City Hall Annex, 682 Cherry St.
Other items on the agenda are:
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
611 First St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications (courtyard and landscaping), CBD-1 District. Wimberly Treadwell, applicant.
2605 Stanislaus Plaza: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of material for replacement of a roof, HR-1 District. Mary Jordan Dominick, applicant.
642 Orange St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications (curbing and retaining wall), HR-3 District. Tony Long, applicant.
126 South Fork Drive: In violation of Section 27.05 and Section 23.01 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution (appliance repair as a home occupation), A-Agricultural District. Utah Evans.
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