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Revised plans to be considered for Ridge Avenue office in Macon

Plans for an office at 3931 Ridge Ave. will be reviewed Monday by the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission.

A conditional-use permit to allow a professional office at the site came up at the board’s July 9 meeting, but was deferred until Monday to allow the applicant time to address issues raised by commissioners.

Marble Masters is the applicant, but it plans to lease the building as a professional office.

“The design center will not occupy the building,” the commission’s staff report states.

The size of the building has been reduced to 4,350 square feet from 6,675 square fee, and the number of parking spaces has been decreased to 22 from 35 spaces, according to the commission’s staff report. Also, the parking area at the front of the building along Forest Hill Road has been eliminated.

In addition, the layout of the building has changed to match the adjacent building at 3951 Ridge Ave.

The 2035 Future Land Use Map recommends office use for this property, the staff report states.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. in the 10th floor conference room at Willie C. Hill City Hall Annex, 682 Cherry St.

Other items on the agenda are:

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRIOR MEETINGS:

118 Lamar St.: Conditional use to allow an existing building as ancillary use for an existing place of worship with variance in setback requirements, HR-3 District. Widner & Associates, applicant.

112-118 Lamar St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow demolition of a structure and design approval of a parking lot and fence, HR-3 District. Widner & Associates, applicant.

CONDITIONAL USES:

3068 Riverside Drive: Conditional use to allow expansion of a parking lot, C-2 District. Five Star Dodge; Widner & Associates, applicant.

1225 Stadium Drive: Conditional use to allow expansion of a parking lot, R-3 District. Dan Wallace-Hulsey, McCormick and Wallace; Mercer University, applicant.

149 Macon West Drive: Conditional use to allow a propane company in an existing office/warehouse with bulk storage tank, PDE District Tommy Busbee; Evergreen Propane applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

656 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a parking lot, CBD-2 District. Lawrence Drinkard, Fickling & Co., applicant.

144 New St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a wall sign, CBD-2 District. Rosson Sign Co.; Dr. Daniel Erthal, applicant.

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

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