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CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:30 p.m.
Present: Members Avdoulos, Cassis, Gaul, Kocan, Markham, Pehrson, Shroyer (arrived at 8:00 p.m.), Sprague
Absent: Member Ruyle (excused)
Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Barbara McBeth, Planner; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Tom Schultz, City Attorney; John Freeland, Tilton & Associates; Kathy Wyrosdick, Birchler Arroyo
CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL
1. RETAIL WEST, SITE PLAN NUMBER 02-14
Consideration of the request of James R. Jewett of Nudell Architects, for approval of a one year Final Site Plan extension. The subject project is located in Section 16 at the northwest corner of Grand River Avenue and Beck Road, Unit 9 in West Market Square. The Applicant proposes a one-story slab on grade retail center of approximately 24,000 square feet. The property is zoned B-2 (Community Business) District.
Motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.
1. A PART OF ISLAND LAKE OF NOVI, PHASE 2B, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-45
Public Hearing on the request of Toll Brothers Inc. for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit , Wetland Permit, and Site Condominium. The subject property is located in Section 18, west of Wixom Road on the north and south sides of Island Lake Drive in the R-A (Residential Acreage) District under a RUD agreement. The subject property is approximately 6.69 acres out of a total of 907 acres in the overall development. The Applicant is proposing twelve condominium units within three buildings.
In the matter of the request of Toll Brothers for Island Lake of Novi 2B, SP03-45, motion to grant approval of a Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit and Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver of perimeter berming requirement due to the large amount of woodlands and wetlands in the area; 2) The Conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; 3) The Final Site Plan returning to the Planning Commission for approval; and 4) A Conservation Easement, if required; for the reason that the plan meets wetlands, woodlands, landscaping, traffic, engineering, façade and fire requirements as well as the requirements of the RUD Agreement. Motion carried 8-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON APRIL 7, 2004, FOR TEXT AMENDMENT 18.173, RELATING TO FENCES IN THE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS
Motion to set a Public Hearing on Text Amendment 18.173 relating to fences in the residential districts for the April 28, 2004 Planning Commission meeting, following a review by the Implementation Committee. Motion carried 8-0.
2. SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON APRIL 7, 2004, FOR TEXT AMENDMENT 18.164, RELATING TO ACCESSORY STRUCTURES
Motion to send Text Amendment 18.164, relating to accessory structures, to the Implementation Committee for review, then to schedule a Public Hearing for the May 12, 2004 Planning Commission meeting. Motion carried 8-0.
3. LEWIS MEDICAL CENTER, SITE NUMBER 03-59
Consideration of the request of Northern Equities Group for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 12, on Cabot Drive between Twelve Mile and Thirteen Mile in the OST (Office Service Technology) District. The subject property is 3.47acres. The Applicant is proposing to construct a 45,764 square foot speculative medical office building.
In the matter of Lewis Medical Center, SP03-59, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan and Stormwater Management Plan subject to: 1) The Applicant providing a secondary point of access by use of a gated access point along Haggerty Road subject to County approval; 2) A Planning Commission Waiver to allow evergreen trees to be used as perimeter parking lot landscaping trees along the north property line; 3) The conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; 4) A waiver for the ROW berm along Haggerty Road; 5) The elimination of the waiver for the street trees along Haggerty Road; for the reason that the plan is in compliance with the City Master Plan and except as otherwise noted, is in compliance with City Ordinances. Motion carried 6-2 (Yes: Avdoulos, Cassis, Kocan, Markham, Pehrson, Sprague; No: Gaul, Shroyer)
4. REQUEST OF BEZTAK COMPANY FOR FINAL SITE PLAN EXTENSION FOR NOVAPLEX, SP99-32
Motion to table the request of Beztak Company for Novaplex, SP99-32, to a future meeting. Motion carried 8-0.
MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
1. SCHEDULING OF PLANNING COMMISSION LEGAL TRAINING
This informal meeting was scheduled for May 5, 2004 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the City Attorney’s office located at Thirteen Mile and Northwestern Highway.
The meeting adjourned at or about 11:30 p.m.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
MON 03/08/04 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 03/10/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 03/15/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
THU 03/18/04 IMPLEMENTATION MEETING 6:00 PM
WED 03/24/04 RULES COMMITTEE MEETING 6:45 PM
WED 03/24/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 04/05/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
TUE 04/06/04 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM
WED 04/07/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM