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CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:30 p.m.
Present: Members Cassis, Kocan, Markham, Pehrson, Shroyer
Absent: Members Avdoulos, Gaul, Ruyle, Sprague (all excused)
Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Darcy Schmitt, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Nancy McClain, City Engineer; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Tom Schultz, City Attorney; Larry DeBrincat, Woodland Consultant; Peter Albertson, Façade Consultant
1. DEERIDGE CONDOMINIUMS, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-43
Public Hearing on therequest of PT Commerce, LLC for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, General Condominium, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 1, on the north side of Thirteen Mile Road and west of M-5 -1 (Low Density, Multiple Family) District. The applicant is proposing to construct 190 residential units in 95 duplex buildings. The subject property is 64.59 acres. in the RM
In the matter of Deeridge Condominiums, SP03-43, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit and Stormwater Management Plan subject to:
1) A ZBA variance for the width of lot 51 whether it is one single unit (which is preferred) or a double unit, as it removes a possible cul-de-sac which could increase impervious surface; 2) A revision or correction to the Development Agreement with regard to preservation percentages; 3) Evidence of disease with respect to the ash trees before determination of final replacement numbers in the woodlands; 4) A determination that the northeasterly stub road is emergency access only at this time; 5) Revisiting the curbs for ease of access; 6) The façade meeting the Ordinance requirements; 7) The City working with the Applicant to facilitate easement acquisitions, however, noting that water pressure is presently adequate; and 8) The conditions and any other items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that this development will meet the requirements of the Development Agreement and the current zoning. Motion carried 5-0.
2. ISLAND LAKE OF NOVI, PHASE 5B, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-54
Public Hearing on therequest of Toll Brothers for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Site Condominium, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 19 on the northeast corner of the intersection of Napier Road and Ten Mile Road in the RA (Residential Acreage) District developed under an RUD (Residential Unit Development) agreement. The applicant is proposing 123 single family detached units. The subject property is 88.25 acres within an approximately 907 acre development.
In the matter of Island Lake of Novi, Phase 5B, SP03-54, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, Site Condominium, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit and Stormwater Management Plan subject to: 1) The consultants’ recommendations; 2) The best way to develop the backpack/bike pathway through the property; and 3) The Developer reconsidering the cul-de-sac housing lots 406 through 409 to help preserve as much of the woodlands as possible; for the reason that it meets all the requirements for wetlands, woodlands, landscaping, traffic, engineering and fire department. Motion carried 5-0.
3. CABOT SOUTH TECHNOLOGY, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-55
Public Hearing on therequest of Northern Equities Group for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 12, on the east side of Cabot Drive between Twelve Mile and Thirteen Mile Roads in the OST (Office Service Technology) District. The applicant is proposing a 38,226 square feet speculative office building. The subject property is 3.79 acres.
In the matter of Cabot Technology South, SP03-55, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit and Stormwater Management Plan subject to: 1) Changing of the northern handicapped parking to be made van accessible and switching the middle western handicapped striped area with the parking spot, allowing for the exiting of the vehicle from the proper side and the allowance to straighten the crosswalk to allow for a safer crossing; 2) A written preservation statement approved by the City Attorney being included in the documentation and in the Master Deed, along with a note on the site plan indicating that the subject area will be preserved; 3) The conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters and the statements of agreement between the City and Applicant as stated in Mr. Schmitt’s and Mr. Sosin’s presentation this evening; for the reason that the plan now meets all the City’s requirements. Motion carried 5-0.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
MON 02/09/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
WED 02/11/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 02/16/04 PRESIDENT’S DAY, CITY OFFICES CLOSED
WED 02/18/04 MASTER PLAN & ZONING COMMITTEE 7:00 PM
MON 02/23/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
WED 02/25/04 RULES COMMITTEE MEETING 6:30 PM
WED 02/25/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
TUE 03/02/04 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM
WED 03/17/04 MASTER PLAN & ZONING COMMITTEE 7:00 PM