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Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission OKs Miller Automotive rezoning request

ALBANY — The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission paved a approach Tuesday for Kenneth Miller to pierce his Kenny Miller Automotive business from 21st Avenue to 122 Philema Road.

Miller, who recently bought a former Jiffy Oil and Lube investiture during 122 Philema Road and has given been cleaning a property, sought to have a site rezoned from C-2 (general mixed-use business) to C-3 (commercial).

“Mr. Miller was underneath a arrogance that given oil, lube and soaking were authorised during a investiture (under C-2 designation), that engine car use and repairs would be authorised as well,” Senior Planner Rozanne Braswell said. “When he detected that they were not allowed, he sought a change.”

Miller, who pronounced he works usually on Hondas and Accuras, pronounced before a assembly he was looking to deposit in skill that he could possess rather than stability to franchise a 21st Avenue property.

“Mine’s only a tiny business, though we figured I’m not removing any younger and we competence wish to sell my business one day,” he said. “It’s easier to do that when we possess a place where your business is located.”

After deliberating such issues as construction of a remoteness blockade during a back of a skill — and removing a admiration for his automotive work from elect member Gloria Gaines — Miller’s rezoning ask was authorized by a house 6-0. The recommendation will now be forwarded to a Albany City Commission for a final decision.

Also during Tuesday’s meeting, a Planning Commission voted to approve a content change that clarifies village chateau mandate and definitions for child-care institutions located within residential neighborhoods in a city. The content amendment relates to village residences for children, generally underneath a age of 18, that are regulated by a Georgia Department of Human Resources’s Office of Residential Child Care.

Monica Perry, a boss of Inner Peace LLC, pronounced she indispensable a content change to pierce brazen with her focus to locate The Journey Home for boys 8-18 during 825 W. Gordon Ave. Perry pronounced a trickery would offer a fast sourroundings for boys “recommended by DFACS (the Department of Family and Children Services)” or who had no time remaining underneath specific “foster home circumstances.”

“Before we motionless to take on this project, we did investigate on this form facility,” Perry told a commission. “We found a series of successful establishments. The Journey Home would take boys from a encourage home conditions or even a youthful probity system, though mostly we’re articulate about children who are displaced, relocating from home to home to home. We wish to yield a fast environment.”

The house voted 5-1 to approve a content change that would concede Inner Peace to pierce brazen with a state licensure application. Gaines voted opposite a measure, observant a emanate indispensable some-more “public airing than a routine allows.”

The City Commission will now residence a magnitude during a open conference before voting on it.

Article source: http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2015/feb/10/albany-dougherty-planning-commission-oks-miller/

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