The Conyers City Council approved a zoning change for 3.92 acres housing the Motel 6 on Dogwood Drive near the West Avenue exit during the monthly council meeting Wednesday.
The motel was in bankruptcy when it was purchased in April by UMA Global Hotel, LLC. The zoning change is a technicality as the property had been classified as Industrial-Distribution, under which hotels and motels are not a permitted use. Council members voted to rezone the property to the Highway Service Business classification Wednesday.
The new owners of the motel, which was built 40 years ago as a Holiday Inn and has been a Ramada, have placed $300,000 in escrow to be used for improvements. The motel is strictly an extended-stay property with a 21-day rental limit. According to Conyers attorney Joel Haber, who represents the current owners, no children will be allowed to live there and no cooking facilities are located inside the units.
Other business conducted during the brief August 15 meeting were re-appointments of Julie Rogers to the Historic Preservation Commission and Doug Youngblood to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Adjustments.