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CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:30 p.m.
Present: Members John Avdoulos (arrived 8:20 p.m.), Victor Cassis, Lynn Kocan, David Lipski (arrived 7:41 p.m.), Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Wayne Wrobel
Absent: Andrew Gutman (excused), Mark Pehrson (excused)
Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Jason Myers, Planner; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Rob Hayes, City Engineer; Kathy Smith-Roy, Director of Finance; David Gillam, City Attorney
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COMMISSION ACTION
1. KARIM OFFICE CENTER, SP04-21A
Consideration of the request of Ted C. Minasian for a one-year Final Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 24, on the west side of Karim Blvd. and south of Grand River Avenue in the OS-1 (Office Service) District. The subject property is approximately 2.99 acres. The Applicant is proposing a two-story office building.
In the matter of Karim Office Center, SP04-21a, motion to approve a one-year Final Site Plan extension, with the Conservation Easement being executed within 120 days but held under escrow at the City Attorney’s office until the project goes forward. Motion carried 6-0.
1. 2006-2012 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM
Motion to approve the 2006-2012 Capital Improvements Program, with the addition of the Flint Street extension - engineering and design within the next two years, and the other corrections that were made with regard to the Meadowbrook Road [sidewalk] running to Penton Rise, and a subsequent discussion as to the completion of the sidewalk; otherwise as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
2. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.659
Public Hearing on Zoning Map Amendment 18.659, the request of Eugene & Regina Neugebohr, c/o Matthew C. Quinn, for recommendation to City Council for rezoning of property in Section 15, on the north side of Grand River Avenue, west of Novi Road, from I-1, Light Industrial, to TC, Town Center District. The subject property is 1.575 acres.
In the matter of the request of Eugene and Regina Neugebohr for Zoning Map Amendment 18.659, motion to recommend approval to City Council to rezone the subject property from I-1, Light Industrial, to TC, Town Center, for the reasons that the request is consistent with the Master Plan and uses already in the area, and the subject property is the logical border between the Light Industrial and existing Town Center. Motion carried 6-0.
3. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.204
Public Hearing for Planning Commission’s recommendation to City Council to amend the zoning ordinance to increase building height, increase density, and allow modified room counts in the TC-1, Town Center Zoning District.
With respect to a request to amend Ordinance 97-18, Section 201, which includes the definitions for mixed-use building and mixed-use development as proposed by Staff, motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council for the revision of those Ordinances. Motion carried 5-2 (Yes: Avdoulos, Kocan, Lipski, Lynch, Wrobel; No: Cassis, Meyer)*
* [See below] Motion carried 6-1 (Yes: Avdoulos, Cassis, Kocan, Lipski, Lynch, Wrobel; No: Meyer)
With respect to a request to amend Ordinance 97-18, specifically Section 1602 with regard to height and Section 2400 with regard to height, bulk, density and area by Zoning District, motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council to include the revised language as proposed by Staff in their proposed revision to those Ordinances. Motion carried 6-1 (Yes: Avdoulos, Cassis, Kocan, Lipski, Lynch, Wrobel; No: Meyer)
With respect to a request to amend Ordinance 97-18, specifically regarding Section 1601.10 with respect to equivalency of units, motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council to revise the Ordinance to the language as proposed by Staff in their proposed revisions, without the changes as proposed by the Developer this evening based on the limited time that the Planning Commission has had to digest the information [Changing the Minimum Dwelling Unit Sizes (Efficiency from 800 sf to 700 sf, and One-bedroom from 1,100 sf to 900 sf), and changing the Maximum Percentage of Efficiency units from 5% to 10%]. . Motion carried 4-3. (Yes: Avdoulos, Kocan, Lipski, Lynch; No: Cassis, Meyer, Wrobel).
Motion that Chair Cassis’ request to change the recorded version of the vote on the first of these three motions be yes, in the affirmative, in favor of the motion as stated by Member Kocan. Motion carried 7-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR TEXT AMENDMENT REGARDING OUTSIDE STORAGE IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
Motion to send the topic of Outside Storage in Residential Districts to the Implementation Committee for review, and set a Public Hearing date for the first available Planning Commission meeting. Motion carried 7-0.
The meeting adjourned at 10:52 p.m.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
MON 03/20/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 03/22/06 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
MON 04/03/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
TUE 04/04/06 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM
WED 04/05/06 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
FRI 04/14/06 CITY OFFICES CLOSED
MON 04/17/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 04/26/06 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM
TUE 05/02/06 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM
MON 05/08/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 05/10/06 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM