The board caucuses at 5 p.m. in City Hall, with the regular meeting following at 6:30 p.m.
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Local businessmen David Doss and Tom Hackett are proposing to build an estimated $15 million complex of high-rise condominiums, offices, apartments and a restaurant on a 1.75-acre tract next to the pedestrian bridge linking West Third Street and downtown Rome.
The partners are offering $1.2 million for the city-owned land occupied by the old Mitchell Glass Co. and a parking lot.
They are expected to ask for $1.8 million in tax allocation district bond financing toward a 150-space parking deck with more condos. The proposal also calls for the city to perform an environmental assessment of the site, demolish all structures, install water, sewer and storm water pipes and waive all tap fees.
The citys Redevelopment Committee recommended approval of the conceptual plan. The commission is scheduled to consider a formal agreement.
Click here to see the West Third proposal.
Among the rezoning applications on the boards agenda is a request for a special use permit to run a personal care home for as many as four people at 17 Sagewood Drive.
Pat Brown said she is licensed by the state and has operated the facility three years. The residents work during the day, take weekend trips and vacations and are constantly supervised, she said.
However, three adjacent property owners Cami Legacy, James Meeks and Sharon Blankenship registered objections at the Rome-Floyd County Planning Commission hearing. The Planning Commission recommended approval in a 6-to-3 vote.
The commission is unlikely to approve another rezoning request, for the old Top Hat building at 300 Broad St. Ira Levy dropped his plans for the site although a recent code revision would allow the proposed development without a change in zoning.
Other items set for public hearings include:
Resolutions expected to be approved include one to re-establish the 211 community help line, one to oppose a state legislative proposal to eliminate property taxes in favor of expanded taxes on sales and services and another to increase rental rates for the city-owned auditorium and civic center.
The commission also is expected to award contracts to Pond and Co, to build a rear entrance road into the Rome High School complex and turn lanes at Shorter Avenue and Redmond Circle.
The 2006 special purpose, local option sales tax package contains $1.47 million for the turn lanes and $2.9 million for the secondary access road.