Macon Mayor Robert Reichert refuses to sign and approve a business deal at the
Danny Harrison has been trying to acquire a piece of land and a hanger at the
“This parcel is like the pin corner at an interstate interchange, the first lot on the right hand side of as you come off the interstate…and you don't want to use the pin corner for a house," said Reichert.
Mayor Reichert said the East Drive Parcels at the
The land is being leased right now to another tenant and
City councilman Mike Cranford says allowing a general aviation business in the area limits bigger business from expanding.
"Buildings have to have height restrictions because of the airport and on certain portions of the property the building height can not extend just so high. So if for instance the company that is there wants to expand, the only way it could expand is into this area where these hangers are located that Mr. Harrison wants to lease," said
Mayor Reichert says tying up the land for 25 years is not in the best interest of the city.
"We do like general aviation, we're happy to have general aviation at the airport, but we don't want to lock them in for 25 years on the pin corner on the east ramp," said Reichert.
Reichert also says he's trying to provide another space for
"I'm trying to get rid of them; I'm trying to accommodate them in other areas of the airport that are not conducive to being able to put a big hanger on," said Reichert.
When we contacted Harrison he said he did not want to comment on the issue, and that's not the only concern with the
41 NBC's Dustin Wilson will have more on the story and the reaction from Lowe Aviation tonight here on 41 NBC.