View Agenda for this meeting
View Minutes for this meeting

PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2006 7:30 PM
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, Brian Burke, Victor Cassis, Andrew Gutman, Michael Lynch (arrived 8:18 PM), Michael Meyer, Mark Pehrson

Absent: Members David Lipski (excused), Wayne Wrobel (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Brian Coburn, Engineer; Doris Hill, Woodland Consultant; Tom Schultz, City Attorney

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. COTTISFORD SANITARY SEWER EXTENSION

Public Hearing on the request of Waad Seba for Woodland Permit approval to allow the construction of a sanitary sewer to serve four parcels located north of Cottisford Drive, west of Novi Road in Section 27. The Applicant is proposing a sanitary sewer extension.

In the matter of the request of Waad Seba for the Cottisford Sanitary Sewer Extension, motion to grant approval of the Woodland Permit subject to all of the comments in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Stamping Set submittal, for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Zoning Ordinance and Woodland Ordinance. Motion carried 6-0.

2. ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.666

Public Hearing on the request of Jonathan Hiipakka of G. Fisher Construction Company, for a recommendation to City Council for rezoning of property in Section 16, south of Twelve Mile, east of Beck Road, from I-1, Light Industrial, to OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is 3.56 acres.

In the matter of the request of the Western Oakland Property Group for Zoning Map Amendment 18.666, motion to recommend approval to City Council to rezone the subject property from I-1, Light Industrial, to OST, Office Service Technology, for the reason that the plan is in compliance with the Master Plan for Land Use. Motion carried 6-0.

3. HAGGERTY CORRIDOR CORPORATE PARK, PHASE 2, SP06-41

Public Hearing on the request of Matt Sosin of Northern Equities Group, for Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 1, north of Thirteen Mile, west of Haggerty Road, in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The Applicant is only proposing the construction of roads and utilities.

The Public Hearing was opened and closed; formal action on the plan was postponed until November 29, 2006.

4. RYDER SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, SP06-42

Public Hearing on the request of Matt Sosin of Northern Equities Group, for Preliminary Site Plan, Section Nine Waiver, Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit, and Stormwater Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 1, north of Thirteen Mile, between Haggerty Road and the M-5 Connector, in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is 13.37 acres and the Applicant is proposing to construct a three-story 150,000 square foot office building.

The Public Hearing was opened and closed; formal action on the plan was postponed until November 29, 2006.

5. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.209

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council for an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, Section 2509, Landscape Standards, in order to require the placement of street trees in connection with single-family home sites not located within subdivisions or site condominiums.

Motion to forward a positive recommendation to City Council on Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.209 for street trees on residential lots, [with Section 1.3.f.2 clarified with regard to unhealthy and dead plant material]. Motion carried 6-0.

6. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.211

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council for an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, to amend the process for outdoor eating areas to streamline the review and approval of applications.

Motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council with the omission of Section (h) and the dates as submitted left intact, on Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.211 for outdoor seating for restaurants. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR DECEMBER 13, 2006 FOR ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.210 related to temporary special exception permit

Motion to set a Public Hearing for November 29, 2006 for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.210 related to Temporary Special Exception Permits. Motion carried 7-0.

2. APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 11, 2006 Planning Commission minutes

Motion to approve the minutes of October 11, 2006. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:43 PM.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

FRI 11/10/06 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

MON 11/13/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 11/14/06 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

THU/FRI 11/23 & 11/24 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

MON 11/27/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 11/29/06 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 12/04/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

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

WED 12/13/06 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM

MON 12/18/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

MON/TUE 12/25 & 12/26 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

WED 01/10/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:30 PM