January 2021 Cancellations & Rescheduling 

Procedurally, state law requires a hearing notice being published “…in a newspaper of general circulation within the territorial boundaries of the local government a notice of the hearing at least 15 days and not more than 45 days prior to the date of the hearing.”   However, the law does not make exceptions due to administrative errors and since The Telegraph did not publish our notice, we must reschedule our first meetings of 2021.  All items scheduled for the January 11th Zoning Commission Hearing have been forwarded to the January 25, 2021 MBPZ Hearing agenda. Certificate of Appropriateness applications will be reviewed by the MBPZ Design Review Board will be moved to the Tuesday, January 19th Design Review Board agenda.  Both meetings will be online. Please visit MBPZ.org for further information or updates. 

06/08/2020 MBPZ Commission Meeting | Online via Zoom

The Monday, June 8th meeting of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission will take place entirely online in a virtual format. The online meeting is open to the public and attendees can view the meeting live streamed at https://mbpz.org/streaming/ beginning at 1:30pm.   To ensure avoidance of large gatherings as part of Georgia’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Monday, June 8th meeting of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission will take place entirely online in a virtual format. The meeting remains open to the public and attendees can view the meeting conducted live online.   No hearings will be conducted at the June 8, 2020 meeting, and only applications for which no opposition has been expressed by interested persons and which are eligible for ratification under Section 27.04 [6] of the Land Development Resolution will be considered at the meeting.  Indication of any such opposition to a particular application must be received by the Commission no later than June 8, 2020, by 1:30 p.m. by one of the methods listed below or it will be deemed that the application has no opposition. Persons objecting must provide their name, address and basis for their opposition to the …

Business [*almost] As Usual

Effective March 16th, MBPZ will be closing our offices to the public. However, our Zoning Professionals will be issuing permits, processing applications and answering land use & zoning questions.  Our intent is to continue business operations while protecting our team members, our families, our applicants and the community by implementing social distancing to stem the spread of Covid-19. Our Plans for Continuity include implementing new online tools to ensure we’re meeting your needs. Instead of voicemails and/or emails to [email protected], you will be able to reach our zoning staff & submit zoning applications through:  Online Chat at MBPZ.org | Our Design Review Officers (DROs) will be available from 10a until 4p to respond to your zoning questions. Online Scheduling & Web Conferencing | When you need to “meet” to clarify details about your project we will schedule online meetings to accommodate your schedule, then we will “meet” with you online by way of web conferencing. Online Zoning Applications | Beginning March 18th, we will be taking zoning applications online by way of our online portal (see: link). Additionally, the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission is suspending the next three Commission Hearings and related Design Review Board meetings: March 23rd, April …

Zoning Office Hours

To better serve our Applicants, beginning February 10th we will be closing the Zoning Office at 11 am on Zoning Hearing days (the second & fourth Monday of each month). After an Applicant’s item is heard by the Commission, our team will be assisting them with the next steps needed to obtain their zoning permits as well as explaining the Commission’s decisions, conditions & talking points.