MACON, Ga. — Monday afternoon, a large crowd appeared at the Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning meeting to oppose a plan for the old Kroger building on Pio Nono Avenue. 

The board chose to defer a vote on plans that could change the building into a 500-unit storage facility. 

Neighbors feel the building would be a "missed opportunity" as a storage center and not another grocery store. 

The United State Department of Agriculture says that the building sits in between a food desert, which is a place where people have a difficult time accessing healthy and affordable food.

People in opposition to the storage space are hoping P&Z will address the issues with the lack of access to food in the area.

The building is now up for sale, and according to Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning documents, a real estate development company out of Connecticut is interested in buying the building. 

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