Capitol Transmission Services was unanimously granted a special use for a motorcycle sales and repair shop at Tuesday's Milledgeville City Council meeting.
Owner of the existing automotive repair shop Armando Castillo said the 900 and 902 S. Jefferson St. lots will help serve a major group.
Capitol Transmission has handled business in the same location since 1973.
“We've always been working on cars but see a need to do motorcycle repair,” Castillo said. “With the price of gasoline heading up, we are starting to see more and more two-wheels out on the road, and there is nowhere in Milledgeville to fix it.”
The owner felt the motorcycle shop would boost the south side and help bring more business to Milledgeville.
Castillo plans are growing the new business out of the 902 S. Jefferson St. location to start before moving to the next-door lot.
Richard Brookins, a member of the city's Planning & Zoning Commission, said the motorcycle shop was a great idea. He mentioned that numerous people take motorcycles to the Georgia War Veterans Home among other places in Milledgeville.
“I wholeheartedly support this,” Brookins said Tuesday.