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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2005 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, John Cassis, Lynn Kocan, David Lipski, Mark Pehrson, Lowell Sprague, Wayne Wrobel

Absent: Members Richard Gaul (Excused), Andrew Gutman (Excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Mark Spencer, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Rob Hayes, City Engineer; Brian Coburn, Civil Engineer; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; David Gillam, City Attorney

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

Gumenick Office Building, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-17B

Consideration on the request of David Gumenick of Novi Developments LLC, for approval of a one year Preliminary Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 10, on the north side of Twelve Mile Road, between Dixon and Novi Roads. The subject property is approximately 4.46 acres and is zoned OS-1, Office Service.

WEST PARK BOOSTER STATION, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-50A

Consideration of the request of the City of Novi, for approval of a Revised Final Site Plan for the addition of a radio communication antenna at the West Park Water Booster Station. The subject property is located in Section 9, on the northeast corner of West Park Drive and Twelve Mile Road in the I-1 (Light Industrial) District. The subject property is 0.14 acres.

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

UPTOWN PLACE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-40B

Public Hearing on the request of Singh Development for Uptown Place for a recommendation to City Council for Preliminary Site Plan approval with a PD-2 (Planned Development) option and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is in Section 14, south of 12 Mile between Novi and Meadowbrook Roads in the R-C, Regional Center District. The project is a proposed mixed-use development with 148 residential units and approximately 22,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The subject property contains approximately 8.0 acres.

In the matter of the request of Singh Development for Uptown Place, SP03-40B, motion to recommend denial to City Council of the Preliminary Site Plan for the following reasons: 1) The proposed building height of four stories exceeds the maximum building height allowed by the Ordinance of three stories; 2) The proposed building height of 4710" exceeds the maximum building height allowed by the Ordinance of 45 feet; 3) The intent of the Ordinance is not met in regard to the mix of residential versus non-residential use due to the large majority of the plan being proposed as residential; and 4) The plan, at its proposed density, is not in compliance with the City Master Plan for Land Use. Motion carried 4-3 (Yes: Avdoulos, Kocan, Pehrson, Sprague; No: Cassis, Lipski, Wrobel).

In the matter of the request of Singh Development for Uptown Place, SP03-40B, motion to recommend approval to City Council 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 is in compliance with the City Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

COLUMBUS CORPORATE OFFICE CENTRE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 04-57

Public Hearing on the request of Matt Sosin of Northern Equities for Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is in Section 12, at the northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Haggerty Roads in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is approximately 9.26 acres.

In the matter of Columbus Corporate Office Centre, SP04-57, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) The Planning Commission affirms the past practice on calculating building height (as presented by Planner Tim Schmitt); 2) A Driveway Spacing Waiver for same side spacing for the distance between the Haggerty entrance and the existing Fata Automation entrance (175 feet proposed, 230 feet required), as it keeps the entrance further to the north of the Twelve Mile and Haggerty Road intersection, reducing the left-hand lock situation; 3) A Planning Commission Waiver to allow the evergreens to count toward parking lot landscaping requirements, in that the trees in and of themselves will provide greenery in the winter months; 4) A Planning Commission Waiver to allow a wall in lieu of a berm at the southeast corner of the site near the proposed water feature, as it will provide a viewshed to the building and enhance the corner; 5) A Planning Commission Waiver of loading zone screening requirements, due to the fact that the property is surrounded by OST-zoned properties to the north and west; and 6) All comments in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan meets the general requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Columbus Corporate Office Centre, SP04-57, motion to approve the Wetland Permit subject to all of the comments on the Staff and Consultant review letters for the reason that the plan meets the general requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Columbus Corporate Office Centre, SP04-57, motion to approve the Woodland Permit subject to all comments on the Staff and Consultant review letters for the reason that the plan meets the general requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Columbus Corporate Office Centre, SP04-57, motion to approve the Stormwater Management Plan subject to all comments on the attached Staff and Consultant Review letters for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:39 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 01/17/05 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

TUE 01/18/05 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE 6:30 PM

MON 01/24/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 01/26/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 01/31/05 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 6:00 PM

TUE 02/01/05 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

MON 02/07/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 02/09/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 02/21/05 CITY OFFICES CLOSED