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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 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. and recessed until about 8:30 p.m. until such time that a quorum was present.

ROLL CALL

Present: Members Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham (late), Ruyle, Shroyer

Absent: Members Papp (excused), Sprague (excused)

Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Barbara McBeth, Planner; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Brian Coburn, Civil Engineer; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Tom Schultz, City Attorney; Kelly Kelly, Wetland Consultant

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. TUSCANY RESERVE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 02-30A

Public Hearing on the request of Bob Porteous of The Novi Investment Company for Preliminary Site Plan approval, Woodland, Wetland Permit approvals and Storm Water Management Plan under the RUD (Residential Unit Development). The subject property is located in Section 32, on the north side of Eight Mile and east of Garfield Road in the R-A, Residential Acreage District. The developer is proposing a 58 unit single family development. The subject property is 77.37 acres.

In the matter of the Tuscany Reserve RUD, Preliminary Site Plan 02-30, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland and Wetland Permits and Storm Water Management Plan, subject to: 1) The conditions in the professional staff and consultantís review letters; 2) Assurance that the residential equipment access to the north Chiati Park will not infringe on the residential property to the north; 3) Upgrading the western border treatment from deciduous to evergreen trees as agreed to by the developer and any additional landscape improvements that may be determined between now and Final Site Plan between the developer and the Landscape Architect; and 4) Serious consideration of the asphalt pavement of the path along the east side as recommended by Parks and Recreation; for the reason that the Applicant has entered into an RUD with City Council and was approved, and the plan meets the Master Plan and zoning requirements. Motion carried 5-0.

2. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.633

The Public Hearing was opened on the request of Ivanhoe Huntley for possible recommendation to City Council for rezoning on property in Sections 22 and 11 located east of Novi Road and north of Twelve Mile and Twelve Oaks Shopping Center from RA (Residential Acreage) and OS-1 (Office Service) to RM-1 (Low-Density Multiple Family Residential). The subject property is 13.21 acres.

Motion to continue the Public Hearing to the next available meeting set by the Planning Department direction. Motion carried 5-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. WATER BOOSTER STATION, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-50

Consideration of the request of the City of Novi, for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan. The subject property is located in Section 9, on the northeast corner of West Park Drive and Twelve Mile in the I-1 (Light Industrial) District. The subject property is .050 acres.

In the matter of the request of the City of Novi, SP03-50, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following: 1) Zoning Board of Appeals variance for building setback from the east and north property lines (twenty feet required from each property line, approximately two and five feet provided) due to the siteís size and desire to set back building as far as possible from the right-of-way; 2) Zoning Board of Appeals variance for front yard parking; 3) Changing the driveway to an east/west configuration as displayed during the meeting; 4) Planning Commission waivers for required berm and sub-canopy trees along both Twelve Mile and West Park Drive rights-of-way for security reasons; 5) Making parking spaces ADA compliant; 6) Constructing the bike path on Twelve Mile, taking into consideration future right-of-way lines; and 7) The conditions in the professional staff and consultantís review letters being addressed on Final Site Plan; for the reason that this is a public utility building and the use of the property as a water booster pump station is determined an essential service, which is a principal permitted use in light industrial. Motion carried 5-0.

2. NOVI SITE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 02-55

Consideration of the request of Superior Diversified Services Corporation for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 15, west side of Novi Road, north of Grand River Avenue in the TC (Town Center) District. The subject property is .481 acres. The developer is proposing a 3,304 square commercial building.

In the matter of Novi Site, SP02-55, motion to table the discussion to April 14, 2004 unless the Planning Department and Petitioner are ready before that time, in order to allow the Developer, who is unavailable this evening, to review the Planning Commission comments and to address issues and concerns that were brought forward by the Planning Commission. Motion carried 4-1 (Yes: Avdoulos, Kocan, Markham, Shroyer; No: Ruyle).

3. CHASON PROPERTIES, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-37A

Consideration of the request of Robert Spencer for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan. The subject property is located in Section 14, on the north side of Eleven Mile between Novi Road and Meadowbrook Road in the I-1 (Light Industrial) District. The developer is proposing a 6,629 square foot speculative industrial building. The subject property is 1.01 acres.

In the matter of Chason Properties, SP03-37, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan and Stormwater Management Plan subject to: 1) The project complying with the new requirements of the Landscape Ordinance; 2) A recommendation to City Council that a waiver be granted for secondary access due to existing elevations, previously-developed sites, the relatively small size of the site, the proximity of the existing parking to the west and north, and the fire marshalís letter of November 17 stating that the above plan has been reviewed and approval is recommended; 3) A separation line on the entry drive be painted to separate traffic from ingress and egress; and 4) Conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters; for the reason that the Applicant, other than the items previously addressed, has met all of the Cityís requirements and the Applicant has responded that he has met and/or will meet all of the staff and consultant recommendations. Motion carried 5-0.

4. APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION FY 2004/2005 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Member Avdoulos spoke on behalf of the Budget Committee. He said the first objective of the Planning Commission for the coming fiscal year is the completion and publication of the Master Plan. The standards of performance for completing this will require input by the Master Plan and Zoning Committee.

5. APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 19, 2003 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at or about 11:23 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

SAT 12/13/03 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING 8:30 AM

(Singh Links of Novi Rezoning)

TUE 12/16/03 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM

THU 01/08/04 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE 6:00 PM

WED 01/14/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

TUE 01/20/04 BUDGET MEETING 6:00 PM

THR 01/22/04 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE 7:30 PM