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Antebellum Inn zoning change approved

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Makes way for sorority house

The Antebellum Inn in Milledgeville is officially history, as the City Council recently okayed a plan to convert the property into a sorority house.

The “amendment to the land proposal” was passed by a 4-2 vote, with council members Jeanette Walden and Denese Shinholster dissenting.

Several speakers addressed council members prior to the vote, encouraging them to reject the plan. “Parking” and “additional parking problems” were most referenced. With change to the zoning code, there will now be two fraternity/sorority “group homes” directly across the street from each other along the 200 block of North Columbia Street.

The Delta Zeta sorority’s corporation is planning on purchasing the Antebellum Inn property. An ownership group called COMM Antebellum Inn Inc., which also owns several loft dwellings downtown, purchased the property in 2013 for $482,500. The Tax Assessor’s Office most recently placed the property’s “land value” onee News at $104,900 and the “building value” at $318,810, bringing the total to $423,710.

The 4,013-square-foot main house, built in 1923, has six full bathrooms and one half bathroom, according to property ENTAR records.