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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 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 Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Papp, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague

Absent: Members Nagy (excused), Paul (excused)

Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Barbara McBeth, Planner; Darcy Schmitt, Planner; Brian Coburn, Civil Engineer; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Tom Schultz, Attorney

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

1. SC NOVI ONE SP02-36

Consideration of the request of Gillett Associates, for approval of a one year Final Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 4, on the north side of West Road, east of Beck Road in the Beck North Corporate Park. The developer is proposing a 31,640 square foot single story office and research development facility in the I-1 (Light Industrial) District. The subject property is 2.39 acres.

In the matter of SC Novi One, SP02-36, motion to grant a one-year final site plan extension. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. MEADOWBROOK OFFICE BUILDING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 01-04

Consideration of the request of HEFCO Properties for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan. The subject property is located in Section 14 on the southwest corner of Twelve Mile Road and Meadowbrook Road in the OST (Office Service Technology) District. The developer is proposing a two-story office building. The subject property is 4.68 acres. This case was tabled by the Planning Commission on 1/15/03.

In the matter of the request of HEFCO Properties, SP01-04, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) City Council waiver of the eight-foot wide safety path on Twelve Mile, west of proposed driveway, with the appropriate money put in escrow, bond or other means to secure [future] construction at the cost of the developer; 2) ZBA variance for required berm or wall along Twelve Mile and part of Meadowbrook Road; 3) ZBA variance for required interior parking lot landscaping; 4) The comments in the attached review letters being addressed at the time of Final Site Plan review; and 5) Continued evaluation of handicapped parking placement depending on the tenant configuration that occurs within the building; for the reason that the plan is in accordance with the parcelís zoning and Master Plan of the City. Motion carried 6-1 (Yes: Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Papp, Ruyle, Sprague; No: Shroyer.

2. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.632

Consideration of the request of Singh Development for possible recommendation to City Council to rezone the subject property located in Section 30 south of Ten Mile and east of Napier Road, from R-A (Residential Acreage) to R-1 (One Family Residential). The subject property is approximately 324.95 acres.

In the matter of Zoning Map Amendment 18.632 for Singh Development (Links of Novi), motion to recommend approval to the City Council to rezone the subject property from R-A to R-1, recognizing the following Master Plan and Zoning Committee recommendation that this parcel be rezoned from

R-A to R-1. The Planning Commission could give this positive recommendation for increased density if the developer would itemize those benefits to the City as a whole which would offset any adverse impact, either through a public-private partnership or Development Agreement, which would include the following:

1. Housing

a. Number of units

b. Lot sizes consistent with the RUD option

2. Open Space and Natural Features considerations

a. Percent of Preservation Area included in the development

b. Percent of Park Land Donation and timing of donation

3. Viewsheds: Establishing a minimum setback from Ten Mile

4. Developerís Infrastructure responsibilities

a. Ten Mile Improvements

1. Improve Ten Mile traffic signals to accommodate level of traffic indicated in the Traffic Study

2. Amend Traffic Study to include the developmentís impact on Wixom Road

3. Acceleration and deceleration lanes into the development

4. Widen Ten Mile to three lanes

b. Water: Fund the installation of a fourth pump at the booster station on Wixom Road.

c. Sanitary Sewer: Fund improvements to the existing sanitary pump station to accommodate proposed development

5. Partnership for grant money to improve donated park land: Labor, material and equipment; and

6. The developer pave Napier Road from the extent of their southern border to Ten Mile;

7. The dedicating, developing and maintaining the park land, ensuring accessibility and permanent preservation, and a state of the art trail system through Singhís 65-acre area as well as the contiguous City park land;

For the reason that if thereís an Agreement between the City and the Developer, that with the number of amenities they are providing to the City in terms of open space, natural features and infrastructure improvements, these amenities will greatly benefit the City at large upon the logic of including abutting park lands to the density credit. The Planning Commission recommends 368 units but not to exceed 428 units. Motion carried 6-1 (Yes: Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague; No: Papp)

NEW COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Motion to appoint Larry Papp to the Master Plan and Zoning Committee. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0. The meeting adjourned at 11:11 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

WED 11/05/03 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

THR 11/06/03 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

MON 11/10/03 CITY COUNCIL 7:30 PM

TUE 11/11/03 CITY OFFICES CLOSED, VETERANS DAY

WED 11/12/03 MASTER PLAN & ZONING COMMITTEE 7:00 PM

THR 11/13/03 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE 7:30 PM

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

WED 11/19/03 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 11/24/03 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM

TUE 12/02/03 PLANNING STUDIES & BUDGET COMMITTEE 6:00 PM

*Actual language of Motions subject to review.