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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, Pehrson, Ruyle, Shroyer
Absent: Members Markham (excused), Sprague (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
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. NOVAPLEX, SITE PLAN NUMBER 99-32
Consideration of the request of Beztak Company, for approval of a one year Final Site Plan extension. The subject project is located in Section 12 west of Haggerty Road, between Twelve and Thirteen Mile roads. The Applicant proposes a mixed use office park on 20.007 acres. The property is zoned OST.
In the matter of Novaplex, SP99-32, motion to approve a final one-year Final Site Plan extension.
Motion carried 7-0.
2. NOVI SITE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 02-55
Consideration of the request of Superior Diversified Services Corporation for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan and Woodland Permit. 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 foot commercial building.
In the matter of Novi Site, SP02-55, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan and Woodland Permit, subject to: 1) A DCS waiver for the requirement of a secondary access point; 2) A DCS waiver to allow for pumped discharge out of a detention basin; 3) A DCS waiver for the requirement of a turnaround if a drive exceeds 150 feet in length; 4) A ZBA variance for reduced parking lot setbacks in both side yards; 5) A ZBA variance for reduced parking lot setback in the front yard or redesign of eastern end of parking lot to meet standards; 6) A ZBA variance for reduced loading area setback in the northern side yard; 7) A ZBA variance for current location of dumpster enclosure, or redesign of plans to meet requirements; 8) A ZBA variance for lack of interior parking lot landscaping; 9) A ZBA variance for lack of four feet of interior greenspace around building; 10) A ZBA variance for lack of screening around loading zone; 11) A Planning Commission waiver for reduced building setbacks in both side yards (North: 1 ft. proposed vs. 50 ft. required; South: 26 ft. proposed vs. 50 ft. required); 12) A Planning Commission waiver to allow screen wall in lieu of ROW berm along Novi Road; 13) A Planning Commission waiver for same side driveway spacing, relative to House of Blinds (16 ft. proposed vs. 185 ft. required); 14) A Planning Commission waiver for same side driveway spacing, relative to the south Wendy’s driveway (49 ft. proposed vs. 185 ft.); 15) A Planning Commission waiver for opposite side driveway spacing, relative to Crowe Drive (27 ft. proposed vs. 200 ft. required); 16) A Planning Commission waiver for opposite side driveway spacing, relative to Kim’s Gardens driveway (180 ft. proposed vs. 200 ft. required); 17) A Planning Commission waiver for opposite driveway spacing, relative to the south Fifth Third driveway (37 ft. proposed vs. 200 ft. required); 18) A clarification of trees being removed and trees being preserved; 19) A redesign of the access drive to meet the City and RCOC requirements; 20) The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters; 21) A Planning Commission waiver for the Drainage Easement; 22) A ZBA variance for a parking space deficiency as a result of moving one spot from the north side or the Novi Road area; 23) A Recommendation to City Council that the Applicant provide a stub for a potential future connection to an adjacent southerly property owner; and 24) A Planning Commission finding that a 22- foot maneuvering lane is acceptable. Motion carried 5-2 (Yes: Avdoulos, Cassis, Gaul, Pehrson, Ruyle; No: Kocan, Shroyer)
Member Ruyle received permission to leave the meeting. Member Kocan called for a thirteen minute break.
3. GREYSTONE OFFICE CENTRE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 04-03
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 2.13 acres. The Applicant is proposing to construct an 18,692 square foot speculative research/office building.
In the matter of the request of Northern Equities Group for Greystone Office Centre, SP04-03, motion to grant approval of a Preliminary Site Plan and Storm Water Management Plan, subject to: 1) A Planning Commission waiver of the truck service area screening requirements, as permitted in Section 2302.A.1.c, when truck service areas abut OST zoned property, or adjustments made as discussed regarding landscaping; 2) A Planning Commission reduction of parking lot landscaping requirements to a minimum of 1,250 square feet, or a square footage agreed upon by Staff and Applicant; 3) Dumpster enclosure details to be corrected at the time of Final Site Plan Review; 4) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of the Final Site Plan Review; 5) The ROW berm being no lower than two feet and the Applicant working with the City Staff for a reduction of the minimum (parking lot landscape) requirement; 6) The Applicant working with City Staff on the loading area being extended north, with additional area being striped to meet with the length of the parking areas; 7) The man-doors being corrected on the site plan, and some form or pathway or sidewalk as required by Ordinance for accessibility; 8) The Applicant and Fire Marshal reviewing the Fire Marshal’s request (regarding the placement of the fire hydrant); for the reasons that the Applicant has worked with the City toward reductions and resolutions to meet the City Ordinance requirements and has agreed to update the plan as discussed. Motion carried 6-0.
The meeting adjourned at 10:39 p.m.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
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
*Actual language of motions subject to review.