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Medical office park planned on Bowman Road in north Bibb County; truck stop may come to south Bibb

A medical park with six buildings is planned on Bowman Road in north Bibb County.

Steven Rowland with Rowland Engineering has filed a conditional-use application with the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission to allow the medical office park on about 11 acres at 5300 Bowman Road.

The park would involve the construction of six buildings ranging from 3,200 square feet to a single-story, 36,000-square-foot medical office "to be the main location for Primary Pediatrics," according to a report filed by Rowland. The Primary Pediatrics building features eight external pods surrounding a central facility, which includes 78 exam rooms and labs, waiting areas and offices.

The site as now planned includes 393 parking spaces. One of the two entrances into the park off Bowman Road would align with the entrance to an existing office park.

"The design of the site lighting will be performed to ensure that there is no light pollution which will affect the neighboring properties," the report said.

The development would be located on the northern side of Bowman Road between Bass Road and Wesleyan Drive, across from the Brookefield subdivision. The eastern property line abuts the Wexford subdivision and property owned by Georgia Power.

In another matter, as reported by The Telegraph last week, plans also are in the works for a proposed truck stop in south Bibb County and the conversion of a hotel into temporary housing for vets. Applicants for both projects are seeking approval of conditional-use permits.

Love's Travel Stops & Country Store Inc. wants to build a fueling center with two restaurants, convenience store and a tire and maintenance facility at 5189, 5211 and 5251 Sardis Church Road in the I-75 Business Park.

Plans call for a primary building with nearly 14,000 square feet of space for the store and restaurants. The separate tire and maintenance building would be about 7,500 square feet.

The center would have seven passenger car fueling station and 10 stations for semitruck fueling.

Love's also has requested a variance in sign requirements.

Also reported last week, Macon-based American Aviation Group and Goldstone Hospitality, its hotel and motel division, plan to convert a 100-room hotel at 5009 Harrison Road into 70 apartment units as transitional housing for veterans.

The applicant for the project is George Brown, the former manager of the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

The staff has put this item on the agenda for ratification, which means it may be approved without discussion at the meeting.

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:

DEFERRED FROM FEB. 8 MEETING:

5440 Bowman Road: Conditional use to allow a new tunnel car wash and future building, PDE District. Rowland Engineering Inc., applicant.

CONDITIONAL USES:

6024 Moseley Dixon Road: Conditional use to allow outside sales (food truck), A-Agricultural District. Bhaveshkumar Patel, applicant.

3910 Arkwright Road: Conditional use to allow a convenience store with alcohol package-to-go sales, C-2 District. Jim Mitchelle, applicant.

3783 Vineville Ave.: Conditional use to allow an antique store with retail sales, R-3 District. Cindy and Fred Gonzalez, applicant.

4380 Pio Nono Ave.: Conditional use to allow a single-family dwelling, C-4 District. Jan Mitchell, applicant.

7395/7367/7441 Lower Thomaston Road: Conditional use to allow a timber harvest, R-1AA/A-Agricultural District. Paul Barry, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

152 Buford Place: Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish and replace a garage in existing location and replacement of existing fence, HR-1 District. James E. Stallings Jr., applicant.

VARIANCES:

699 Villacrest: Variance in rear setback requirements to allow addition to a church (food pantry), R-1 District. Pastor Prince Moon, applicant.

1005 College St.: Variance in rear setback requirements to allow a carport, HR-3 District. Bowden Templeton, applicant.

VIOLATIONS:

385 Second St.: In violation of Section 27.08 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution by violating conditions of Permit 2015-0021044. Posh Lounge.

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

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