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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2006 7:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - NOVI CIVIC CENTER
45175 W. TEN MILE, NOVI, MI 48375
(248) 347-0475

COMMISSION MEMBERS: Avdoulos, Burke, Cassis, Gutman, Lipski, Lynch, Meyer, Pehrson, Wrobel

The Planning Commission wishes to advise the general public that all remarks shall be limited to three minutes per person during both the Public Hearing and Audience Participation portions of the meeting. Petitionerís presentations shall be limited to ten minutes.

No person, other than a Commission member, shall address an issue for public hearing following the closing of that public hearing by the Chairperson (except during Audience Participation).

The above participation policy is outlined in Sections 3.4 and 3.8 of the Planning Commission By Laws and Rules of Procedure.

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

CORRESPONDENCE

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PLANNING DIRECTOR REPORT

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

1.   WESTGATE VI - FACADE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 06-40

Consideration of the request of Polestar Construction for Section 9 waiver for faÁade materials approval.  The subject property is located in Section 3 with frontage on both West Park Drive and Pontiac Trail in the RM-1, Low-Density, Low-Rise Multiple-Family Residential District.  The subject property is approximately 20.33 acres.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.    DL BIOTECH, SITE PLAN NUMBER 06-35

Public Hearing on the request of Synergy Group Inc., for Preliminary Site Plan, Special Land Use, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan approval.  The subject property is located in Section 4, on Peary Court in the Beck North Corporate Park, Phase I, in the I-1, Light Industrial District.  The subject property is 1.33 acres and the applicant is proposing to construct a 12,000 sq. ft. office research building.

2.    ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.207

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council for an ordinance to amend Ordinance 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, to modify parking requirements for retail uses. 

3.     ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.208

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council for an ordinance to amend Ordinance 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, to modify height and area requirements in Article 23A, Planned Office Service Technology District.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1.    FIFTH THIRD BANK, SITE PLAN NUMBER 06-32

Consideration of the request of Marcos Makohon for Preliminary Site Plan and Storm Water Management Plan approval.  The subject property is located in Section 4, on Beck Road south of Pontiac Trail in the B-3, General Business District.  The subject property is approximately 1.64 acres and the applicant is proposing a 4,100 sq. ft., one-story bank branch with four drive-through lanes.

2.     SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR AUGUST 23, 2006 FOR SIGN ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 06-100.36, TO UPDATE, CLARIFY, AND PROVIDE NEW SUBSTANTIVE REGULATIONS CONCERNING the PLACEMENT OF SIGNS WITHIN AND THROUGHOUT THE CITY

3.      COMMITTEE MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

4.      APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 28, 2006 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COMMISSION ACTION

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

SUPPLEMENTAL ISSUES

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

ADJOURNMENT

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON                 08/14/06            CITY COUNCIL MEETING                                                           7:00 PM

WED                08/23/06            PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING                                          7:30 PM

MON                 08/28/06            CITY COUNCIL MEETING                                                           7:00 PM

MON                 09/04/06            CITY OFFICES CLOSED

MON                 09/11/06            CITY COUNCIL MEETING                                                           7:00 PM

TUE                  09/12/06            ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS                                                  7:30 PM

WED                09/13/06            PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING                                          7:30 PM

MON                 09/25/06            CITY COUNCIL MEETING                                                           7:00 PM

WED                09/27/06            PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING                                          7:30 PM

TUE                  10/03/06            ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS                                                  7:30 PM

MON                 10/09/06            CITY COUNCIL MEETING                                                           7:00 PM

WED                10/11/06            PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING                                          7:30 PM