Williams’ plans approved

Chiquita Williams, owner of the dilapidated property at 1100 M.L. King Jr. Ave. S.W., presented city building officials with final and complete plans for her project to develop the property into a combination banquet hall and museum.
According to city officials, Ms. Williams presented her plans last Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Building Official Brian Hayes has approved of the plans.
As of late Tuesday, Ms. Williams had not purchased a building permit and the next deadline she faces is September 26 when, by order of Municipal Court Judge Joshua C. Bell, she must produce and submit to the city a timeline for construction that the city must agree to.
Hayes has estimated the cost of the Williams’ project to be upwards of $300,000.
The structure at 1100 M.L. King Jr. Ave. is one of the city’s most blighted properties and the city is seeking court action to have it razed.
Should Ms. Williams fail to meet Judge Bell’s court order, the judge could order the building demolished just as he did with the former Chickasaw Club on GA Hwy. 111 South and an abandoned residence off of M.L. King, Jr. Ave. S.W.
Should the matter have to go back to court, Judge Bell set a court date of October 12.

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