Macon-Bibb commissioners to discuss alcohol ordinance in downtown district

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County leaders are proposing a change that might affect where businesses can sell alcohol. 

Commissioners are slated to talk about changing the city code during their committee meeting on Tuesday. The change will address the distance where a business that sells alcohol can be placed from churches, schools, and other protected locations. 

Alex Morrison, the executive director for Macon-Bibb’s Urban Development Authority, says amending the ordinance could attract more business.

“In the downtown district, things are a little closer together. There’s not setbacks, buildings are side by side, so we have to have a little bit of different rules to make sure that we are growing responsibly and encouraging people to invest in the downtown district,” Morrison said. 

He says the UDA is working with the Macon Action Plan and Smart Growth America on taking advantage of downtown’s spaces. 

“The urban core is where you’d expect to see a concentration of different uses side by side,” Morrison said. 

Commissioners will talk about the ordinance Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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