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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 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, Victor Cassis, Lynn Kocan, Michael Meyer, Mark Pehrson, Wayne Wrobel

Absent: Andrew Gutman (excused), David Lipski (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Mark Spencer, Planner; Jason Myers, Planner; Lance Shipman, Landscape Architect; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; David Gillam, City Attorney

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. NORMANDY HILLS ESTATES, SITE PLAN NUMBER 05-03A

Public Hearing on the request of Jeff James for Preliminary Site Plan, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 35, north of Eight Mile and west of Meadowbrook Road in the R-1, One Family Residential District. The subject property is approximately 9.31 acres total. The Applicant proposes building a 900-foot long cul-de-sac and utilities to serve 13 lots for single-family dwellings.

In the matter Normandy Hills, SP05-03a, motion to postpone until the next available meeting, at such time the petitioner can detail the connection with the Meadowbrook 8 subdivision for emergency access and develop and present a revised site plan for consideration to the Planning Commission. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion to postpone the consideration of the request of Jeff James for Normandy Hills Estates, SP05-03A, until the next available meeting, at such time detail on the connection to the neighboring property will be presented on a revised site plan for consideration by the Planning Commission. Motion carried 6-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. TERRAPIN CROSSING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 05-43

Consideration on the request of Steve Sorensen of J.B. Donaldson for Preliminary Site Plan and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 23, at the northeast corner of Ten Mile and Novi Road in the B-3, General Business District. The Applicant is proposing to construct two one-story commercial buildings including a bank with a drive-up window and a combined retail and restaurant building. The subject property is approximately 1.92 acres.

In the matter of Terrapin Crossing, SP05-43, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to the following: 1) Modification of the plans to meet the requirements of the Ordinance subject to RCOC approval or Planning Commission Waiver of the parking lot canopy tree requirement along the west property line, with the Applicant working with the City to develop the reduction in the parking space length and provide additional plantings for screening purposes; 2) A Planning Commission Waiver of the ROW landscape requirement along Ten Mile; 3) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Ten Mile with respect to the Speedway drive to the west 4) A Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Metro Cell Drive; 5) A Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Pine Ridge plaza entrance; 6) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Speedway drive to the south; 7) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Henderson Glass drive to the north; 8) Right-in/Right-out only driveway on Ten Mile; 9) Comments on the attached review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan submittal; 10) A City Council Variance of the Design and Construction Standards to allow for the five-foot sidewalk; and 11) A Planning Commission Waiver for the reduction of green space width required to allow for the second driveway width going to the south side of the bank; for the reason that the plan conforms to the Master Plan.

Motion carried 6-0.

In the matter of Terrapin Crossing, SP05-43, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver of the parking lot canopy tree requirement along the west property line, and the Applicant working with the City to reduce the parking space length to increase landscaping; 2) Modification of the plans to meet the requirements of the ROW landscape requirements or, if the Road Commission of Oakland County does not accept the plan, then a Planning Commission Waiver for the requirement is granted; 3) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Ten Mile with respect to the Speedway drive to the west; 4) A Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Metro Cell Drive; 5) A Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Novi-Ten (Pine Ridge) Plaza entrance; 6) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Speedway drive to the south; 7) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver on Novi Road with respect to the Henderson Glass drive to the north; 8) Right-in and right-out only driveway on Ten Mile to be addressed to the satisfaction of the Traffic Engineer at the time of Final Site Plan submittal; 9) The comments on the attached review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan submittal; 10) A City Council Waiver to allow five-foot wide sidewalks to remain instead of eight-foot paths as recommended in the Master Plan for Land Use; 11) The Applicant providing extra width for a bypass lane in the area of the drive-through banking; and 12) A Planning Commission Waiver for the reduction of landscaping setback on the south side of the bank building to accommodate the additional width for the bypass lane; for the reason that the plan is in compliance with the Master Plan. Motion carried 6-0.

In the matter of Terrapin Crossing, SP05-43, motion to grant approval of the Stormwater Management Plan subject to the comments on the attached review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan submittal, for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Ordinance. Motion carried 6-0.

In the matter of Terrapin Crossing, SP05-43, motion to grant approval of the Stormwater Management Plan subject to the comments on the attached review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan submittal, for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Ordinance. Motion carried 6-0.

2. APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2005 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approve the minutes of September 14, 2005 as amended. Motion carried 6-0.

3. 2006 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATES

The 2006 Planning Commission meetings will be held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, with the following exceptions:

The first April meeting will be held on April 5, 2006 rather than on April 12, 2006.

The second November meeting will be held on November 29, 2006 and will be considered for a work or training session.

There will not be a second meeting in December 2006.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

1. ORCHARD HILLS NORTH, SP05-05

The Planning Commission discussed the September 28, 2005 Orchard Hills North motion, wherein a stipulation to remove Lot 3 was included. City Council waived the same stipulation from the Woodland Permit at their October 10, 2005 City Council meeting.

Motion to place the reconsideration of Orchard Hills North, SP05-05, on the next available meeting. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion to place the reconsideration of Orchard Hills North, SP05-05, on the next available meeting. Motion carried 6-0.

SUPPLEMENTAL ISSUES

Motion to send Bank Stacking Requirements to the Implementation Committee for review. Motion carried 6-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at or about 10:30 p.m.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 10/17/05 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE 6:00 PM

MON 10/24/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 10/26/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

TUE 11/1/05 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 11/09/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

FRI 11/11/05 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

MON 11/14/05 IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE 6:00 PM

MON 11/14/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

THU&FRI 11/24&11/25 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

MON 11/28/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 12/05/05 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 12/06/05 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 12/14/05 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

*Actual language of motions subject to review.