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A new mixed-use development is planned for downtown Macon

A new mixed-use development, with commercial, office and residential uses, is planned for downtown Macon.

An application to rezone 781 Spring St. and a portion of 879 Rose Park from a historic commercial district and a central business district to a planned development extraordinary district is expected to be heard Monday at the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.

A five-story development -- to be called The Lofts at Navicent Health -- would be built on a 1.53-acre site, according the commission’s staff report. The applicant is Jim Daws, owner of Macon-based Sierra Development, who has built and is currently building other similar developments in Macon.

The first floor of the project will be 9,760 square feet and will include dining and retail facilities and a leasing office for residents. The second floor would be composed of offices and a fitness center reserved for the use of Navicent Health employees.

The top three floors of the development would include 60 one- and two-bedroom apartments. A parking deck will be built providing 102 parking spaces.

“The proposal would comply with the future land use plan that currently exists,” the staff report states.

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:

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM JUNE 22 HEARING:

1625 Bass Road: Conditional use to allow a retail development (site 1 & 2), C-4 District. Michael Cohn, Lennar Commercial Investments LLC, applicant.

1625 Bass Road: Variance in parking requirements (2) and signage requirements, C-4 District. Michael Cohn, Lennar Commercial Investments LLC, applicant.

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM JULY 13 HEARING:

1771 Bass Road: Conditional use to allow site plan revision for a previously approved shopping center, PDE District. The Bishop Co., applicant.

CONDITIONAL USES:

300 Charter Blvd: Conditional use to allow a home health care office within an existing senior housing facility, PDE District. Tarrian Grant Burnett, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

657 Hemlock St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of signage, CBD-2 District. Signal Signs of Ga. Inc., applicant.

145 Corbin Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a roof with visibility from public right-of-way, HR-1 District. Seaborn Buchanan, applicant.

1191 Adams St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval for the removal of a rear addition associated with a rehabilitation tax credit project, HR-3 District, Intown Historic District. Margaret Eskew; Maryel Battin., applicant. (This item was an unadvertised walk on the 7-20-15 DRB)

VIOLATIONS:

893 Riverside Drive: In violation of Section 27.08 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution with no progress made on the demolition, stabilization or reconstruction of said property. Satsang Sagar LLC.

6440 Houston Road: In violation of Section 27.08 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution with failure to implement conditions of zoning compliance [13-1255]. B.J. Patel.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223 or find her on Twitter @VaBorn06.

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