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Four rezonings to go before Planning Commission

CONYERS -- The Board of Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday night that would change the zoning of four properties on Salem Road to allow for an office and retail development.

Marshall Walker, director of Planning and Development for the county, presented the four ordinances, which were approved unanimously by the commission. The rezoning will now be referred to the Planning Commission for a recommendation.

The rezoning request would change the zoning designations from CID (Civic-Institutional District) to MxD (Mixed Use Development District), which would allow for the possible development of two, two-story buildings for retail/office uses.

The four properties to be rezoned are along the south end of Salem Road, according to Walker, who said Planning and Development "had been approached by a company that wanted to put these four together and do a development, which was the original intent of that corridor."

According to information provided by Planning and Development, the four parcels, constituting 3.78 acres, are contiguous and are located on the west side of Salem Road, south of McCalla Road. The parcels are owned by the estate of Bernice Carter and William T. Mattice Sr.

The Planning Commission is expected to make a recommendation on the rezoning requests at its Oct. 11 meeting.