Building rezoned for use as medical office

CONYERS -- A zoning change that would allow a vacant building to be used as a medical office was approved by the City Council in December.

The council voted unanimously at its regular meeting Dec. 19 to change the zoning of 1 acre at 2135 East View Parkway from Industrial-Distribution to Office-Institutional. The vote also included a change in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan from Light-Industrial to Public Institutional.

The two-story, 15,000-square-foot building on the property, which is owned by United Midwest Savings Bank, is currently vacant. Attorney Michael Geoffroy, representing the bank, said the property is under contract to Kinneret LLC for use as a pediatric cardiology facility.

"Obviously, the two overriding reasons that we think would be beneficial to the city is that you would get rid of that big building that is sitting there," Geoffroy told the council, "and you get the added bonus to improve medical care that folks get around here."

The Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission held a public hearing on the zoning change on Dec. 13 and recommended approval of the change.