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Lofts, retail could come to Cherry St.
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Using money from a 2012 bond, the Macon-Bibb Commission could approve $417,500 to bring new apartment-style lofts and retail space to downtown Macon.

The old Lamar Drug Store on Cherry street is the proposed location of the development.

That's a 30,000 square-foot area.

Urban Development Concepts, a part of Newtown Macon, asked the commission to release the money to speed up development at the old building.

Developer Conway Broun says the $6 million project could bring forty apartments and a big restaurant group to the space.

Broun says they've gotten "significant" interest from retailers interested in bringing business to Cherry Street.

If the money is approved, Broun says they expect to complete the project by February 2015.

The full commission is scheduled to vote on the bonds next Tuesday.


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