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ACTION SUMMARY REPORT
MAY 1, 2002 REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Members Present: Members Canup, Churella, Kocan, Markham, Nagy, Paul (late arrival), Richards, Ruyle, Shroyer (late arrival)

Members Absent: None

Roll Call: 7:30 p.m.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.618

Public Hearing on the request of Jim Barnes of The Boardwalk Investment Group to rezone property located in Section 1 south of 14 Mile Road and west of M-5 from R-A (Residential Acreage) to R-2 (One Family Residential) or any other appropriate zoning district. The subject property is 3.44 acres.

Motion to in the matter of Zoning Map Amendment 18.618 send a positive recommendation to the City Council for the rezoning of the 3.44-acre parcel from R-A (Residential Acreage) to R-2 (One Family Residential) conditional upon a Development Agreement preserving the Woodlands and Wetlands in total on site. Motion passed unanimously.

2. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.170

Public Hearing on the request of Singh Development for a positive recommendation regarding the following:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 97-18, AS AMENDED, THE CITY OF NOVI ZONING ORDINANCE, FOOTNOTE (u), OF THE SCHEDULE OF REGULATIONS CONTAINED WITHIN SECTION 2400 OF SAID ORDINANCE, RELATING TO HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS IN AN OST DISTRICT; AND TO AMEND SUBPART 2509.6(g), RELATING TO BERMS, IN ORDER TO CLARIFY THE PLANNING COMMISSIONíS AUTHORITY TO WAIVE REQUIRED BERMS WHEN ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES

Motion to in the matter of Zoning Text 18.170 to send a positive recommendation to City Council and not make the modification that City Council requested the Planning Commission to examine based upon the Commissionís study and analysis. Motion passed unanimously.

 

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. SPARTAN CONCRETE PHASES I & II SP01-33

Consideration of the request of Greg Dowling for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan. The subject property located in Section 15 on the north side of Grand River Avenue between Taft and Novi Roads in the I-1 (Light Industrial) District. The developer is proposing a Phase I-Recycle Building and a Phase II-Construction Silo. The subject property is 10.03 acres.

Motion to in the matter of Spartan Concrete Phases I & II SP01-33 to grant Section Nine Facade Waiver with the understanding that addition screening would be in place to minimize the impact to the public Grand River subject to the landscaping be worked out through a mutual agreement between the applicant and the Planning Department and that any disagreements return to the Commission. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion to in the matter of Spartan Concrete Preliminary Site Plan Approval with the finding that there is not outdoor storage and subject to the Zoning Board of Appeals Variances for the 1) expansion of the non-conforming use, 2) accessory use not in the rear yard and 3) the silo exceeding the height requirement of 40-feet. Motion passed (7-2) Nagy, Paul.

2. KIRKWAY PLACE SP01-68

Consideration of the request of Windmill Investment LLC, for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, and Wetland Permit. The subject property is located in Section 20 and west of Beck Road between Ten and Eleven Mile Roads. The developer proposes a 30-unit condominium under the One Family Cluster Option in the R-1 (One Family Residential) District. The subject property is 40.43 acres.

Motion to in the matter of Kirkway Place SP01-68 to grant Preliminary Site Plan Approval, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit, subject to the 29 units (causing the deletion of one lot) with the understanding that if the Zoning Board of Appeals allows for 30 units then the deleted Lot would be put back in, moving of Unit #25 and Unit #26 north to allow the correct spacing between clusters, the brick wall can remain because the Planning Commission has determined that it would be beneficial to the property in lieu of the landscape berm, based on the findings that the Cluster Option has met the two requirements in Section 2403.1 the majority of the net sight inclusive right-of-way is composed of lands that are within jurisdictions of the Woodlands Protection Ordinance, are within jurisdiction of the Wetland and Watercourse Protection Ordinance or any combination of such lands, the parcel of land consists of unsubdivided area and the conventional approach to residential development would destroy the unique environmental significance of the site and the use of the Cluster Option is a desirable course of action to follow and that one of the following conditions is also found to exist, which is the majority (50%) of the net site area (exclusive of right-of-way) is composed of wetlands that are according to the Site Plan, and the Site Plan must clearly indicate (and it does) the method for assuring the permanence and maintenance of these area in their natural state, and the separation between the clusters in three cases is allowed to be deficient on the site because the natural amending would destroy the topographical soil conditions limit a practical dimensional separation of clusters and subject to obtaining a City Council Design and Construction Waiver for the center line radius. Motion passed (7-2), Canup, Kocan

3. FALLONE BROTHERS SP02-11

Consideration of the request of John Fallone for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan. The subject property is located in Section 9 on the northeast corner of Magellan and Humbolt Drive in the Beck West Corporate Park in the I-2 (Light Industrial) District. The developer is proposing a shop/warehouse with an office. The subject property is 2.84 acres.

Motion to in the matter of Fallone Brothers SP02-11 to grant Preliminary Site Plan Approval for a shop warehouse with an office located in Section 9 on the northwest corner of Magellan and Humbolt Drive in the Beck West Corporate Park subject to the comments and conditions of the Consultants and Staff. Motion passed unanimously.

4. STRATEGIES FOR BEAUTIFICATION OF MAJOR THOROUGHFARES AND INTERSECTIONS

(Referral from City Council)

Motion to send the matter of Strategies For Beautification of Major Thoroughfares and Intersections to the Environmental Committee who will take it to the Implementation Committee. Motion passed unanimously.

5. APPROVAL OF MARCH 06, 2002 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approve the Regular Planning Commission Meeting minutes of March 6, 2002 as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

6. APPROVAL OF MARCH 20, 2002 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approve the Regular Planning Commission Meeting minutes of March 20, 2002 as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Adjourned at 11:35 p.m.