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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:07am

$170 Million Development Planned at Old Mill Site

Updated: 8 years ago.
Bibb Mill No. 1, pictured here in 1909, could be the site of a new development in downtown Macon. (Photo by Lewis Hine, Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Service)

There’s a potential economic boon on Macon’s horizon.

A developer wants permission to invest $170 million to develop the old Bibb Mill site downtown.

Plans include two new hotels, 400 new homes, and office space.

The 30-acre site of Bibb Mills No. 1 closed more than a decade ago after a century of production.

State officials are reviewing the project because of its size and potential impact.