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If approved, company would add a sixth fuel storage tank in south Bibb

The site of a fuel storage facility to be rezoned at 2505 Allen Road is currently zoned as a wholesale and light industrial district. The proposed rezoning is for a heavy industrial district.
The site of a fuel storage facility to be rezoned at 2505 Allen Road is currently zoned as a wholesale and light industrial district. The proposed rezoning is for a heavy industrial district.

An Oklahoma-based company that owns a fuel storage and transfer terminal in south Bibb County plans to add another storage tank at the site.

The company, Magellan Terminal Holdings LP, has filed with the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission applications to rezone the property — for a conditional-use permit and for a variance. The applications are on the agenda for Monday’s meeting.

Plans are to rezone 7.37 acres at 2505 Allen Road from a wholesale and light industrial district to a heavy industrial district to bring the property into alignment with zoning on neighboring property. Also, it would allow for the construction of an additional 100,000-barrel storage tank that is 100 feet in diameter and 60 feet high. The capacity is equal to 4.2 million gallons of fuel.

The applicant is seeking approval to allow a sixth tank to be built closer to residential structures than allowed under current rules.

The site under consideration has been used as a fuel storage and transfer terminal since 1959, according to the commission’s staff report. The current owners acquired the property in 2004. There are five tanks existing on the site as well as a one-story office building and a loading facility.

The last rezoning to take place in the vicinity of this site was in August 1997, and it was to convert nearly 65 acres from agricultural and light manufacturing to manufactured home residential to allow for the development of a mobile home subdivision, the staff report said. This property is to the north of the fuel storage terminal.

According to the applicant, the proposed additional tank on the property will result in 19 additional tanker trucks per day on Allen Road. But some of those trucks will be a reallocation of existing trips to or from other facilities in the Bibb County area.

“The proposed rezoning is consistent with the 2040 Future Land Use plan,” the staff report said. “Heavy industrial proposed at this site is consistent with the continuation of existing activities at that location and the activities on immediate adjoining parcels.”

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

Other items on the agenda are:

REZONING:

137 Mulberry St. and Parcel Util-143T: Proposal to rezone from M-2, Heavy Industrial District, to CBD-1, Central Business District. The purpose of this rezoning is to bring into conformity with future land use plan. Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission and Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority, applicant.

CONDITIONAL USES:

4757 Fulton Mill Road: Conditional use to allow a borrow pit, A-Agricultural District. Preston McCallum, applicant.

4782 Riverside Drive: Conditional use to allow parking addition to an existing car dealership, C-2 District. Nathan Adams, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

375 Hines Terrace: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of accessory structure and fence, HR-1 District. Jacob Fields, applicant.

VARIANCES:

5441 Bowman Road: Variance in EGD sign area requirements, PDE District. Schuster Enterprises Inc., applicant.

665 North Ave.: Variance to allow 125 square feet of signage over the allowable aggregate amount, C-4 District. Chi-Chester Pharmacy, applicant.

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

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