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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 (arrived late), Markham, Pehrson, Ruyle, Shroyer, Sprague
Also Present: David Evancoe, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Tom Schultz, City Attorney
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
KARIM OFFICE BUILDING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 04-21
Consideration of the request of Ted C. Minasian for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 24, on the west side of Karim Blvd. and south of Grand River Avenue in the OS-1 (Office Service) District. The subject property is approximately 2.99 acres. The Applicant is proposing a two-story office building.
In the matter of Karim Boulevard Office Building Site Plan 04-21, motion to grant approval of the Final Site Plan, subject to: 1) A ZBA variance for building height if requirements aren’t achievable (Section 2400); 2) A Planning Commission Waiver for a required berm adjacent to residentially zoned property in the west (Section 2509.3.a.) based on the necessary findings; 3) A Planning Commission Waiver for a required berm and 13 additional ornamental trees adjacent to the public rights-of-way (Section 2509.3.b.) because a wall and landscaping will be installed in its place; 4) A Planning Commission Waiver for a deficit of 1,979 square foot of parking lot landscaping (Section 2509.3.c.) due to the extra landscaping around the building; 5) A Planning Commission Waiver for the minimum opposite-side driveway spacing (150 feet required, 77 feet provided); 6) A Planning Commission Waiver for the minimum opposite-side driveway spacing (200 feet required, 24 feet provided); 7) A Section 9 Waiver for current building design; 8) Handicapped parking spaces being addressed; 9) The Applicant working with the Fire Marshal to resolve outstanding issues; 10) The Applicant increasing the opacity along the residential adjacency; and 11) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan; for the reason that the Applicant has worked with the Homeowners’ Association and the plan meets the Master Plan and zoning requirements. Motion carried 8-0.
MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
DISCUSSION OF WOODLAND REVIEW BOARD
The Planning Commission agreed to implement the Staff’s proposal regarding the Woodland Review Board process.
DISCUSSION REGARDING REZONING STRATEGIES FOR TWELVE MILE PROPERTIES, (SECTION 16)
The Planning Commission agreed to set a Public Hearing date for an informal discussion on the joint rezoning of currently-zoned residential properties to an office designation. These properties are located along the south side of Twelve Mile, east of Beck Road.
The meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
MON 6/07/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
WED 06/09/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 6/14/04 CITY COUNCIL INTERVIEW SESSION 7:30 PM
MON 6/14/04 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 6:00 PM
MON 6/21/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
WED 06/23/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 07/05/04 CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
MON 07/06/04 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM
MON 07/12/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM
WED 07/14/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
*Actual language of motion subject to review.