The Novi City Council has adopted an option for property development that provides increased flexibility to complete a quality project. Based upon State law, the Planned Rezoning Overlay (PRO) serves as a framework to uniformly negotiate important site factors such as density, on-site and off-site improvements, park land or open space, preservation of natural features, etc.
Conditions may exist where the current zoning of a property does not adequately allow for the use intended by the property owner. Accordingly, a different zoning classification would support the property owner’s proposal but may not adequately protect the City’s interests. In these situations, the property owner may wish to consider requesting a PRO.
To accomplish a PRO:
A request for a Planned Rezoning Overlay will accompany an Applicant’s request for rezoning. The Applicant will propose conditions to be placed on the development and use of the property in order to induce the City to rezone the property to the desired classification (the PRO Plan). The Novi Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the PRO Plan and rezoning request and forward their recommendation to City Council.
City Council will consider whether the PRO Plan and rezoning request, as compared to the existing zoning of the property, would be in the public interest.
City Council, upon reviewing the PRO Plan and rezoning request, will authorize the preparation of a PRO Agreement between the City and the Applicant which will specify the conditions under which the rezoning may be approved.
Upon final approval by City Council, the Applicant will then proceed through the regular channels of site plan approval.
For a more detailed explanation of the Planned Rezoning Overlay Ordinance, please click on the link below or contact the Planning Department at 248-347-0475.
Section 3402 of the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance