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CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:30 p.m.
Present: Members Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Nagy, Papp, Paul, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague
Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Barbara McBeth, Planner; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, City Engineer; John Martin, Attorney
CONSENT AGENDA- REMOVALS AND APPROVALS
1. NOVI TECHNOLOGY CENTER BUILDING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 00-19 (fka 00-18A)
Consideration of the request of Raymond Galper for a one-year Final Site Plan and Special Land Use extension. The subject property is located in Section 24, west of Haggerty Road and north of Grand River Avenue. The developer proposed a 17,451 square foot building in the I-1 (Light Industrial) District. The subject property is 2.97 acres.
In the matter of Novi Technology Center Building, SP00-19, motion to grant a one-year Final Site Plan and Special Land Use extension. Motion carried 9-0.
1. TAFT KNOLLS, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-30
Public Hearing on the request of Mike Fellows of Mozart Homes, LLC for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Site Condominium, Storm Water Management Plan, and Wetland Permit. The subject property is located in Section 22, on the east side of Taft Road between Ten and Eleven Mile Roads in the R-4 (Single Family Residential). The subject property is 9.68 acres. The developer is proposing 22-unit residential site condominiums.
In the matter of the Taft Knolls Site Plan 03-30, motion to table the Preliminary Site Plan, Stormwater Management Plan and Wetland Permit to allow the Applicant time to review the Commissioners’ and the residents’ concerns and comments and perhaps return with a proposal that may be more amenable for consideration. Motion failed 4-5.
In the matter of Taft Knolls, SP 03-30, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, Stormwater Management Plan and Wetland Permit subject to: 1) A City Council waiver of Design and Construction Standards for the length of the drive without a secondary access point (1059 feet vs 800 feet maximum allowed) as the t-design is preferable to a cul-de-sac design and allows for secondary access purposes; 2) The T-turnaround is required or possible widening of Munro Drive with stub street barriers; 3) Particular attention to water main, sanitary sewer, utility availability and capacity to accommodate the proposed as well as future development; 4) Compliance with the new Landscaping Plan; 5) The Developer has agreed to evergreen-screen the back yards of the north-south properties and explore the feasibility of a [Wetland] evergreen screen; 6) Conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters; 7) Request for Final Site Plan approval by the Planning Commission; for the reason that the property is being developed in compliance with the zoning and the Master Plan for the area. Motion carried 6-3.
2. HAGGERTY CORPORATE OFFICE IV, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-35
Public Hearing on the request of Northern Equities, for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Storm Water Management Plan, and Woodlands Permit. The subject property is located in Section 12 on Cabot Drive between Twelve Mile and Lewis Drive in the OST (Office Service Technology) District. The Applicant is proposing a two-story brick, 51,526 square foot speculative office building.
In the matter of Haggerty Corporate Office Center IV, SP03-35, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, Stormwater Management Plan and Woodland Permit, subject to: 1) Modification of the parking lot to create more parking lot landscaping; and 2) The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters, for the reason that it complies with the Master Plan, the zoning and it is compatible with the other lots that have already been developed. Motion carried 9-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. CINGULAR WIRELESS; STEALTH CELLULAR ANTENNA FACILITY SP02-21
Consideration of the request of Mark Morris of Cingular Wireless for recommendation to City Council for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan and Special Land Use Permit. The subject property is located in Section 1, west of the M-5 Freeway at 40800 West 13 Mile Road. The developer proposes a 130' cellular stealth antenna tower and an accompanying 12 x 12 shelter. The 102.46 acre site is zoned R-A.
Motion to recuse David Ruyle from hearing the Cingular Wireless: Stealth Cellular Antenna Facility
SP 02-21 case before the Planning Commission. Motion carried 8-0.
In the matter of the request of Bryan Monaghan of Cingular Wireless, SP02-21, motion for a recommendation to City Council to deny a Special Land Use Permit for the following reason: This proposal does not meet Ordinance requirements for co-location and it is planned to be used in a residential area which is inconsistent with the Master Plan. Motion carried 8-0.
In the matter of the request of Bryan Monaghan of Cingular Wireless, SP02-21, motion for a recommendation to City Council for denial of a Preliminary Site Plan for the following reasons: 1) Information stated by the Planning Consultant as required to be submitted for Special Land Use must be submitted for review by City Staff and Consultants as well as the Planning Commission prior to a recommendation being made to City Council and that information was not provided beyond what was provided one year ago; and 2) It does not meet Section 2508, the Cellular Tower Ordinance. Motion carried 8-0.
2. RENT X, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-28
Consideration on the request of Titus & Associates, for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan. The subject property is located in Section 15 on the southwest corner of Lanny's Road and Grand River Avenue in the I-1 (Light Industrial) District. The Applicant is proposing to replace lost parking and driveway access due to Grand River Avenue construction.
In the matter of the request of Titus & Associates for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan SP03-28, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver of minimum same-side driveway spacing on Lanny’s Road between the proposed drive and the existing drive on the site to the south (105 feet required, 24 feet proposed), as the amount of traffic in conflict would be negligible; 2) Additional screening being addressed along the fence line on Lanny’s Road; 3) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of the Final Site Plan review; for the reason that this revision is necessary because of the widening of Grand River Avenue. Motion carried 8-0.
MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
1. PLANNING COMMISSION 2004 CALENDAR
Motion to remove the December 22, 2004 meeting from the 2004 Planning Commission calendar and maintain the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month meeting schedule. Motion carried 8-0.
The meeting adjourned at 11:28 p.m.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
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