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Action Summary
PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2003, 7:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - NOVI CIVIC CENTER
45175 W. TEN MILE, NOVI, MI 48375 (248) 347-0475

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at or about 7:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Present: Members Kocan, Markham, Nagy, Papp, Paul, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague

Absent: Member Avdoulos (excused)

Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Barbara McBeth, Planner; Darcy Schmitt, Planner; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Ben Croy, Engineer; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Larry DeBrincat, Vilican-Leman; Don Tilton, Tilton & Associates; Tom Schultz, City Attorney

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. SHOPPES AT THE TRAIL, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-21

Public Hearing on the request of Jeff Pfeifer of SKY Development, LLC for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Storm Water Management Plan, Wetland, and Woodland Permits. The subject property is located in Section 4, on the southeast corner of Pontiac Trail and Beck Road in the B-3 (General Business) District. The subject property is 14.604 acres. The developer is proposing a community shopping center with specialty retail shops, a drug store and two outlots.

In the matter of the request of Jeff Pfeifer of Sky Development, LLC, for Shoppes at the Trail, SP 03-21, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland and Wetland Permits, and Stormwater Management Plan, subject to: 1) The Planning Commission finding that the proposed loading areas and trash receptacles in the interior side yards are acceptable; 2) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of Final Site Plan review; 3) Commitments made to resolve the drainage issue created regarding the Portsmouth Place Apartments; 4) Commitments made in the Applicant’s letter dated August 14, 2003 in response to City, Staff and Consultants’ review letters; 5) The Applicant would have to receive approval from the City of Wixom for water access; 6) The tree survey needs to be completed prior to grubbing the property or any land removal takes place; 7) If it is permitted and feasible to put a pathway in from the adjacent apartments to the proposed development, this can be approved administratively; and 8) The project be limited to one lane of drive-thru. The proposed development is an allowed use for the property and the Preliminary Site Plan meets the City requirements. Motion carried 5-3 (Yes: Markham, Nagy, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague; No: Kocan, Papp, Paul).

*This stipulation was an amendment to the motion. Motion carried 5-3 (Yes: Kocan, Papp, Paul, Ruyle, Shroyer; No: Markham, Nagy, Sprague).

2. MEADOWBROOK WOODS OFFICE BUILDING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-27

Public Hearing on the request of Gary Jonna of Whitehall Real Estate Interests, for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Storm Water Management Plan, Wetland, and Woodlands Permits. The subject property is located in Section 13 between I-96 and Eleven Mile between Meadowbrook and M-5.in the (I-1) Light Industrial District. The applicant is proposing three buildings Building A, speculative 2-story 50,878 square foot; Building B, 27,084 square foot; Building C, 16,144 square foot, speculative-high tech/research and development. The subject property is 11.8994 acres.

In the matter of Meadowbrook Woods Office, SP03-27, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, Stormwater Management Plan, Woodland Permit and Wetland Permit, subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver for the parking setback along the northwest property line; 2) The Applicant will post a financial guaranty for future consideration of a walkway in lieu of construction of the walk; and 3) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan for the reason that it meets the requirements of the Ordinance. Motion carried 8-0.

3. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.630

Public Hearing on the request of the Singh Development Company to rezone the subject property located in Section 10 on northwest corner of Novi Road and 12 ˝ Mile, from R-A (Residential Acreage) to R-4 (Single Family Residential). The subject property is approximately 19.74 acres.

In the matter of Zoning Map Amendment 18.630 for the Singh Development Company, motion to recommend approval to the City Council to rezone the subject property from R-A to R-1 for the following reasons: 1) The Open Space Act is an option to assure as much preservation of the natural resources as possible; and 2) The surrounding areas of this site have R-A zoning. Motion carried 8-0.

4. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.631

Public Hearing on the request of the Scott A. Riddle to rezone the subject property located in Section 24 north of Grand River Avenue and east of Meadowbrook Road, from I-1 (Light Industrial) to B-3 (General Business). The subject property is approximately 6.721acres.

In the matter of Zoning Map Amendment 18.631 for Scott A. Riddle for Detroit Hummer, motion to recommend approval to the City Council to rezone the subject property from I-1 to B-3 with the recommendation to City Council that the City enter into an Agreement that if a proposed dealership consistent with the exhibits and renderings presented this evening is not built on this property, it would revert back to the original zoning (I-1), for the reason that it meets the Master Plan. Motion failed twice* 4-4 (Yes: Papp, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague; No: Kocan, Markham, Nagy, Paul).

* A motion to reconsider the above motion passed 5-3. (Yes: Kocan, Papp, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague; No: Markham, Nagy, Paul).

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. APPROVAL OF 2004 PLANNING COMMISSION CALENDAR

Motion to hold the 2004 Planning Commission meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Motion carried 8-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at or about 12:00 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 09/08/03 CITY COUNCIL 7:30 PM

WED 09/17/03 PLANNING COMMISSION 7:30 PM

MON 09/22/03 CITY COUNCIL 7:30 PM

WED 09/24/03 MASTER PLAN COMMITTEE 6:00 PM

WED 10/01/03 PC TRAINING SEMINAR 6:00 PM

WED 10/01/03 PLANNING COMMISSION 7:30 PM

TUE 10/07/03 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 11/19/03 RULES COMMITTEE MEETING 6:15 PM