Georgia Behavioral Health Services wants property in east Macon rezoned to build duplexes that would provide housing for low- and moderate-income families that are homeless or disabled.
The development, called Third Neighborhood, is a continuation of the city’s revitalization efforts in the Fort Hill neighborhood. The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission will hear the request at its meeting Monday.
The proposal calls for the demolition of “existing blighted structures” and the construction of five duplexes that will include eight one-bedroom/one-bath units and two two-bedroom/two-bath units, along with 10 parking spaces, green space and hardscaping.
The rezoning would include .87 acres at 672 and 688 Bowman St. and 1061 Woolfolk St.
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Georgia Behavioral is the land-owning arm of River North Behavioral Health Center, which would provide support services and case management for the residents.
The request seeks to have the property rezoned from R-2 (two-family residential district) to PDR (planned development residential district). It also seeks a conditional use permit to allow the duplexes.
The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. in the 10th floor conference room, Willie C. Hill Hall Annex, 682 Cherry St.
Other items on the agenda include:
ITEMS DEFERRED FROM AUG. 13 MEETING:
112-118 Lamar St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a parking lot and fence, HR-3 District. Widner & Associates, applicant.
564-566 Mulberry St.: Conditional use to allow a place of assembly (restaurant/bar) with live entertainment, CBD-1. Matt Emerson; Widner & Associates, applicant.
3360 Millerfield Road: Conditional use to allow a proposed place of worship, R-1A District. Cunningham & Co. Engineers Inc. applicant.
4219 Forsyth Road: Conditional use to allow platting of property prior to site plan approval, PDE District. Ed Walsh/The Summit Group, applicant.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
2764 Cherokee Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow exterior modifications to an existing dwelling, HR-2 District. Augustin Morales Jr,, applicant.
596 College St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior changes (replacement of columns), HR-3 District. Madison-Poss & Associates, applicant.
3864 Holley Road: Variance in location requirements to allow a detached garage between a dwelling and the public right-of-way, A-Agricultural District. Obie Moran, applicant.
3555 Mercer University Drive: Variance in aggregate sign area requirements to allow a wall sign for a retail store, C-2 District. Scott Bombard; Rosson Sign Co., applicant.
154 Plantation Inn Drive: Conditional use to allow a multimessage billboard with variance in distance requirements, PDE District. George S. Greer; SPP Investments LLC, applicant.
To contact writer Rodney Manley, call 744-4623.