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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 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, Victor Cassis, Andrew Gutman, Lynn Kocan, David Lipski (arrived at 8:00), Mark Pehrson, Lowell Sprague

Absent: Member Wayne Wrobel (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner, Mark Spencer, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Steve Dearing, Traffic Consultant, David Gillam, City Attorney

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. VILLAGEWOOD LAKE CONDOMINIUMS, SITE PLAN NUMBER 04-51A

Public Hearing on the request of William Roskelly of Basney & Smith for Preliminary Site Plan, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 25, east of Meadowbrook Road, between Nine Mile and Ten Mile in the R-4, Single Family Residential District. The subject property is approximately 14.97 acres. The Applicant is proposing ten single-family homes.

In the matter of Villagewood Lake Condominiums, SP04-51A, motion to postpone the consideration until sufficient information has been provided about the impact on the surrounding area and more information is provided regarding the Stormwater Management Plan Permit and the Wetland Permit issues. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. Reconsideration of street lighting for Providence Park Parkway, SP04-48

In the matter of the reconsideration of the Street Lighting Requirement for Providence Park Parkway, SP04-48, motion to approve of the removal of lighting along the ring road, except for the lighting at the driveways adjacent to the rights-of-way, subject to the Applicant continuing to work with the City on a viable solution in order to mark the road in the wooded area in a safe, appropriate manner. Motion carried-7-0.

2. ALADDIN HEATING AND COOLING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 05-11

Consideration of a request of Aladdin Heating and Cooling for a Section 9 Fašade Waiver approval. The subject property is located in Section 16, on the south side of Grand River Avenue, east of Beck Road and west of Taft Road, in the I-1, Light Industrial District. The Applicant is proposing to retrofit the existing fašade only.

In the matter of the request of Aladdin Heating and Cooling, SP05-11, motion to grant approval of the Section Nine Waiver because the request is an improvement to the existing building and meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

3. NATIONAL CITY BANK, SITE PLAN NUMBER 04-54A

Consideration on the request of Shane Kremser for Preliminary Site Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 17, on the north side of Grand River Avenue, east of Wixom Road in the B-3, General Business District. The applicant is proposing to construct a National City Bank branch. The subject property is approximately 1.34 acres.

In the matter of the request of National City Bank, SP04-54a, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan and Stormwater Management Plan, subject to: 1) A ZBA variance for lack of a loading space on the site; 2) A ZBA variance for lack of building interior building landscaping around the drive-through facility; 3) A Planning Commission Waiver for the design of the right-of-way berm along Twelve Mile, and the Applicant will continue to work with the Landscape Architect on the solution; 4) A Planning Commission Waiver for lack of parking lot landscaping, and the Applicant continuing to work continue working with the City to reduce the amount of the waiver to the best extent possible; 5) A Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver, (275 feet required, 110 feet proposed); 6) A Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver, (275 feet required, 80 feet proposed; 7) A taper lane and recommendation from the Consultant for the ingress and egress onto Grand River be followed, with direction and coordination through the City; 8) The planting around the basin be designed as suggested by the Landscape Architect; and 9) All comments in the Staff and Consultant reviews; for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Master Plan. Motion carried 7-0.

4. SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENTS RELATing TO THE RESIDENTIAL UNIT DEVELOPMENT (rud) ordinance AND pLANNED DEVELOPMENT (pd) OPTIONS

Motion to set a Public Hearing to a date uncertain for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments relating to the RUD Ordinance and the PD Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

5. Approval of the March 9, 2005 Planning Commission Minutes

Motion to approve the March 9, 2005 Planning Commission Minutes as amended. Motion carried 7-0.

6. Approval of the March 23, 2005 Planning Commission Minutes

Motion to approve the March 23, 2005 Planning Commission Minutes as amended. Motion carried 7-0.

7. Main Street Committee appointment

Motion to appoint Lowell Sprague to the Main Street Committee and appoint Mark Pehrson as an alternate to the Main Street Committee. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Consideration of setting a Special Meeting for May 11, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. for presentation and discussion of possible Ordinance amendments

Motion to set a special meeting for May 11, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. for presentation and discussion of possible Ordinance amendments with Kathy Smith-Roy. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at or about 12:18 a.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 04/18/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 04/27/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

TUE 05/03/05 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

MON 05/09/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 05/11/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 05/16/05 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING 6:00 PM

MON 05/23/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 05/25/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 05/30/05 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

MON 06/06/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 06/07/05 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 06/08/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM