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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 7:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - NOVI CIVIC CENTER
45175 W. TEN MILE, NOVI, MI 48375
(248) 347-0475

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at or about 7:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Present: Members John Avdoulos, Victor Cassis, Richard Gaul (left early), Andrew Gutman, Lynn Kocan, David Lipski, Mark Pehrson, Wayne Wrobel

Absent: Member Lowell Sprague (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Darcy Schmitt, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Tom Schultz, City Attorney; Peter Albertson, Fašade Consultant; Steve Dearing, Traffic Consultant; Doris Hill, Woodland Consultant; Dr. Don Tilton, Wetland Consultant

PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT

Presentations by Staff and Consultants regarding site plan reviews. The following people made presentations:

Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Darcy Schmitt, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Tom Schultz, City Attorney; Peter Albertson, Fašade Consultant; Steve Dearing, Traffic Consultant; Doris Hill, Woodland Consultant; Dr. Don Tilton, Wetland Consultant

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. Amson Dembs lot 8, site plan number 04-36

Consideration of the request of Amson Dembs for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 4 in the Beck North Corporate Park, on the west side of Hudson Drive south of Ryan Court. The subject property is 2.130 acres. The Applicant is proposing to construct a 23,896 square foot one-story building for office and warehouse use.

In the matter of the request of Amson Dembs, SP04-36, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to the following: 1) A Planning Commission finding that the parking area and lighting are compatible with the surrounding development; 2) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver for the northern entrance drive and adjacent drive to the west (105 feet required, 32 feet proposed); 3) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of Final Site Plan review; 4) The landscaping redesign is required and no waiver is given; and 5) the Applicant will comply with the landscaping numbers and will also add additional landscaping to screen the loading area; for the reasons that the Applicant has addressed the comments from the review letters and the project meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Amson Dembs, SP04-36, motion to grant approval of the Stormwater Management Plan, subject to the comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of Final Site Plan review, for the reason that it meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

2. Amson Dembs lot 38, site plan number 04-37

Consideration of the request of Amson Dembs for approval of a Preliminary Site Plan and Storm Water Management Plan. The subject property is located in Section 9 in the Beck West Corporate Park, on the west

side of Magellan Drive. The subject property is 1.86 acres. The Applicant is proposing to construct a 21,997 square foot one-story building for office and warehouse use.

In the matter of the request of Amson Dembs, SP04-37, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following: 1) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver for the northern entrance drive and adjacent drive to the south of Unit 37 (125 feet required vs. 63 feet proposed); 2) Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver with respect to unit 26 (200 feet required vs. 113 feet proposed); 3) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of the Final Site Plan review; 4) The Applicant exploring adding another building entrance on the west side of the building; and 5) The addition of evergreens to the south of the loading area; for the reason that the Applicant has addressed the concerns of the City and its Consultants and will comply with any concerns and issues, and the site plan meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Amson Dembs, SP04-37, motion to grant approval of the Stormwater Management Plan, subject to the comments on the attached review letters being addressed at the time of the Final Site Plan review, for the reason for the reason that Stormwater Management Plan meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

3. Discussion AND SETTING of PUBLIC HEARING FOR POSSIBLE AMENDMENT TO THE sign ordinance RELATING TO MULTI-TENANT DEVELOPMENTS

Motion to bring forward the Amendment to the Sign Ordinance for a Public Hearing on a future Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at or about 11:00 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

TUE 09/07/04 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 09/08/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 09/13/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 09/13/04 IMPLEMENTATION MEETING 6:00 PM

WED 09/22/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 09/27/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 10/04/04 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:30 PM

TUE 10/05/04 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 10/13/04 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM