MACON, Ga. — About 250 apartments complete with a clubhouse, swimming pool, playground, and even a pet park may soon be coming to the Zebulon Road area in Macon.

In its July 22nd hearing, Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning is scheduled to consider the complex for a 20-acre tract at 749 Lamar Road. It's across the street from the rear of the Kohl's Department Store. 

Lamar Road Apartment Complex Zoning Request
There is a request for a 252 unit complex for this stretch of Lamar Road behind the Kohl's department store in Macon.
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Plans call for 60 one-bedroom units, and 192 apartments with two or more bedrooms. The plans also show some garage spaces, a large clubhouse, swimming pool, a playground, and a pet park. You can view the proposal here. 

RELATED: Rezoning approved for lofts on Zebulon Rd.

A short distance down Zebulon Road from that project, there are plans for a new retail project. It's part of the newly built "Lofts At Zebulon" development just before you get to Wal-Mart. 

Lofts at Zebulon
The Lofts at Zebulon hope to add two retail buildings with a number of shops to make the neighborhood more "walkable".
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Plans call for two buildings. Each would contain several businesses. They don't name specific stores and restaurants, but show a coffee shop, cell phone shop, deli, and mattress retailer as an example of the types of businesses they hope to attract. It's part of the master plan to provide "walkable" shopping options for people who live in the lofts they just opened on the same property. You can see the proposal here. 

Triangle Arts venue request
Triangle Arts wants to turn four buildings into entertainment and party venues, with art studios and business incubators.
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The board is also planning to review a project in downtown Macon's historic black Tybee Neighborhood in the old Lower Poplar industrial area. 

Triangle Arts Project would create up to 12 artist studios
Triangle Arts project would create up to 12 artist studios.
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Plans for "The Triangle Arts Project" include an indoor party/wedding venue with an outdoor patio, a business incubator building, art studios, and a huge open-air hangar that could eventually host large indoor events. 

Triangle Artist studio
Two buildings would house a total of 12 artist studios
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The owners say the isolated setting makes it a perfect spot for music and entertainment festivals and events since it's away from any homes. Here are their plans for the four buildings on the property. 

Exhalee Lounge
Owners say Exhalee would provide beer, wine, and a Hookah bar.
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Other downtown projects on the July 22nd agenda include Exhalee which bills itself as a lounge offering beer, wine, and Hookahs. It would be at 557 Cherry Street. The owners also plan to offer free music and Karaoke, along with open mic nights. They won’t serve food but would allow you to bring in outside food.

2 Southern Peaches
The owners hope to be able to hold auctions and sales from estates at this location.
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At 3097 Broadway there are plans for Southern Peaches Pickin’ In The South to open a spot for estate and consignment sales. They are an auction/consignment company. They owners say they sometimes have to close out estates prior to sales or auctions, and they hope to be able to offer those services at this location.

The Monday, July 22, 2019 meeting of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission is at the Terminal Station at 200 Cherry Street, Suite 300. They meet in the P & Z conference room beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Triangle Arts
The Triangle Arts owners say their isolated location makes it perfect for an outdoor musical performance venue.
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