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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 (arrived at 8:10 p.m.), Kocan, Markham, Pehrson, Shroyer, Sprague
Absent: Member Ruyle
Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Barb McBeth, Planner; Tom Schultz, City Attorney
1. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.164
Public Hearing for possible recommendation to City Council to amend subsection 2503.1 of the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance to revise the standards for accessory buildings within the City.
In the matter of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.164, motion to recommend approval to City Council with comments from Members Kocan and Cassis being included in the proposed language because input was received from the Ordinance Review Committee, City Departments, the building community, and the Implementation Committee." Motion carried 7-0.
(Member Kocan’s comments:)
2503.1.E should begin with, "In a residential district,…".
2503.1.E.4.a should include after the word area, "…and is deed-restricted to future division,…" 2503.1.E.4.b should have the colon after building. "Is" would then be the first word in 2503.1.E.4.b.i.
The (2503.1.) "E" on page three should be updated to read, "Wherever possible, side entry garages shall be encouraged in residential districts." and relocated to 2503.1.K.
(Member Cassis’ comment:)
The sketches of typical newly-constructed Novi homes should be forwarded to City Council for their perusal.
2. OLIVER HATCHER BUILDING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 04-05
Public Hearing on the request of Paul J. Oliver for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan, Woodlands Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 14, west of Meadowbrook Road between Eleven and Twelve Mile roads in the OST (Office Service Technology) District. The subject property is approximately 2.998 acres. The Applicant is proposing a 29,452 square foot office building.
In the matter of the request of Paul J. Oliver, SP 04-05, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to: 1) A Planning Commission waiver of the truck service area screening requirements, in accordance with the provisions of Section 2302.A.1.c, since the property abuts OST zoning; 2) A Planning Commission waiver of 27 feet of the same-side driveway spacing requirements (158 feet provided, 185 feet required), since the proposed driveway location was determined to be in the best location given the constraints of the site; 3) The comments of the attached review letters being addressed at the time of the Final Site Plan Review; 4) A reconfiguration of the handicapped access and loading area with realignment based on the Planning Department and Petitioner working this out at the time of Final Site Plan approval; and 5) Cross access rights to provide access to the property to the north, so long as this does not impinge on the Petitioner, for the reason that it meets the comments in the review letters. Motion carried 8-0.
In the matter of the request of Paul J. Oliver, SP 04-05, motion to grant approval of the Woodland Permit, subject to the comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of the Final Site Plan Review because it does meet the requirements of the review letters. Motion carried 8-0.
In the matter of the request of Paul J. Oliver, SP 04-05, motion to grant approval of the Storm Water Management Plan, subject to the comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of the Final Site Plan Review as it meets the requirements of the review letters. Motion carried 8-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. A PART OF ISLAND LAKE OF NOVI, PHASE 2B, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-45
Consideration of the request of Toll Brothers Inc. for approval of a Final Site Plan. 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 Island Lake, Phase 2B, SP03-45, motion to grant approval of the Final Site Plan subject to the conditions in the review letters for the reason that it meets the intent of the RUD Agreement. Motion carried 8-0.
2. INTERPRETATION OF PERMITTED USES IN THE FS (FREEWAY SERVICE) DISTRICT
Consideration of the request of Tony J. Gallo of Car Wash Builders, Inc. for an interpretation by the Planning Commission as to whether or not a car wash would be a permitted use under Section 1801.1 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Motion to interpret that a carwash, when completely enclosed in a building (similar to the B-3 Ordinance), be permitted for the FS District, with the finding under Section 1801.4, that the use is similar to those allowed in Section 1801.1. Motion carried 6-2 (Yes: Avdoulos, Gaul, Kocan, Markham, Pehrson, Shroyer; No: Cassis, Sprague).
3. CHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR TEXT AMENDMENT REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO THE SIGN ORDINANCE FOR MULTI-TENANT SIGNAGE
Proposed Sign Ordinance text amendment to allow for multiple tenant identification and master sign plan submittal in commercial districts.
Motion to refer the text amendment regarding the Sign Ordinance to the Implementation Committee. Motion carried 8-0.
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COMMISSION ACTION
1. FIFTH THIRD BANK, SITE PLAN NUMBER 02-47
Consideration of the request of Fifth Third Bank for a driveway spacing waiver. The subject property is located in Section 14 on the east side of Novi Road, north of Grand River Avenue, in the TC (Town Center) Zoning District. The Applicant is requesting a driveway spacing waiver (173 ft. proposed vs. 200 ft. required) for a new curb cut onto Crowe Drive relative to Novi Road.
In the matter of the request of Fifth Third Bank, SP02-47, motion to grant approval of an opposite side spacing waiver (173 feet provided, 200 feet required), subject to the comments in the review letters being addressed at the time of final site plan review because it improves traffic flow on Novi Road and public safety. Motion carried 8-0.
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 p.m.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
WED 05/05/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING-BUDGET SESSION 7:00 PM
WED 05/05/04 PLANNING COMMISSION LEGAL TRAINING 6:30 PM
WED 05/12/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 05/17/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
WED 05/26/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 05/31/04 MEMORIAL DAY, CITY OFFICES CLOSED