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North Macon lot may become convenience store with 10 fuel stations

A convenience store with 10 fueling stations may be built on the corner of Northside Drive and Forest Hill Road in north Macon.
A convenience store with 10 fueling stations may be built on the corner of Northside Drive and Forest Hill Road in north Macon. Getty Images/iStockphoto

A convenience store with 10 fuel stations may be built on a former restaurant spot at the corner of Northside Drive and Forest Hill Road in north Macon.

A conditional-use application to allow the store and fuel sales at 4001 Northside Drive is expected to be discussed Monday at the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.

Circle K plans to build a 5,040-square-foot building with a canopy over the fuel pumps, according to the commission’s staff report. The exterior of the building will consist of stone and brick veneer as well as stucco. The site is currently zoned neighborhood commercial.

The store would share a parking lot with the adjacent shopping center with a Food Depot grocery store. The applicant, Kai Burk, project manager with Bowman Consulting of Alpharetta, also is asking for a variance in parking requirements 4001-4015 Northside Drive because the construction of the convenience store would remove parking spaces from the shopping center.

A building that housed three different restaurants on that corner sat vacant for more than 10 years before it was demolished in April 2015. Beginning in the late 1990s, it was Beaches Grill & Bar, Beaches of Macon and Jeneane’s at Northside.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. in the10th floor conference room, Willie C. Hill Government Center Annex, 682 Cherry St.

Other items on the agenda are:

CONDITIONAL USES:

4690 Houston Ave.: Conditional use to allow retail sales (cellphones), M-1 District. Suc Lee, applicant.

3975 Arkwright Road: Conditional use to allow a place of worship (church), C-2 District. Angie Eugene/Vision Church, applicant.

2021 Upper River Road: Conditional use to allow a timber harvest, PDE District. Bray Creek Timberlands, applicant.

3988 Woodfield, 150 Grove Point Drive: Conditional use to allow a timber harvest, PDE District. Bray Creek Timberlands, applicant.

484 Second St.: Conditional use to allow a brewpub with growler sales and live music, CBD-1 District. Nathaniel Kressin, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

505 Second St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of expansion of an existing building, CBD-1 District. Joe Adams, applicant.

1085 Georgia Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of new freestanding signage, HR-3 District. Donald Bivings, applicant.

VARIANCES:

3366 Thunderbird Road: Variance in setback requirements to allow an accessory building, R-1A District. Willie Smith, applicant.

4070 Forsyth Road: Variance to allow reduction in maximum EGD sign area, PDE District. One South Bank, applicant.

Linda S. Morris: 478-744-4223, @MidGaBiz

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