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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 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 Brian Burke, Victor Cassis, Andrew Gutman, David Lipski, Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Wayne Wrobel

Absent: Member John Avdoulos (excused), Mark Pehrson (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; Ben Croy, Engineer; David Beschke, Landscape Consultant; Doris Hill, Woodland Consultant; John Freeland, Wetland Consultant; Tom Schultz, City Attorney

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. WOODLAND PERMIT, LOT 32 BELLAGIO

Public Hearing on the request of Jeffrey Backus for Woodland Permit approval. The subject property is located in Section 32, on Bellagio Ct., lot 32. The applicant is proposing to place a decorative fence within a woodland conservation easement.

Motion to approve the Woodland Permit for Bellagio Lot 32 subject to the terms and conditions as set forth by the Planning Department [ i.e., a member of Staff being onsite during the digging of the postholes, the postholes being dug by hand only, and no trees of any size being removed with the installation of the fence]. Motion carried 7-0.

2. HAGGERTY CORRIDOR CORPORATE PARK, PHASE 2, SITE PLAN NUMBER 06-41

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, west of Haggerty Road, north of Thirteen Mile, in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The Applicant is proposing the construction of roads and utilities for the second phase of the office park.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park, Phase II, SP06-41, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A City Council Variance to sidewalks along Thirteen Mile, Cabot Drive and MacKenzie Drive until construction of individual lots; 2) The Applicant providing water modeling showing 4,000 gallons per minute of water pressure; 3) Resolution of all environmental issues on the site related to the relocation of the drain on the property; and 4) Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan is materially in compliance with the Master Plan. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park, Phase II, SP06-41, motion to grant approval of the Woodland Permit subject to additional woodland information being provided prior to the Woodland Permit being issued, for the reason that the plan is materially in compliance with the Woodland Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park, Phase II, SP06-41, motion to grant approval of the Wetland Permit subject to additional wetland information being provided prior to the Woodland Permit being issued, for the reason that the plan is materially in compliance with the Wetland Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park, Phase II, SP06-41, motion to grant approval of the Stormwater Management Plan for the reason that the plan is in compliance with the Stormwater Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

3. RYDER SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, SITE PLAN NUMBER 06-42

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, 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 150,000 square foot office building.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Ryder Systems, Inc., SP06-42, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) The Applicant moving the driveway location to eliminate the Driveway Spacing Waiver; 2) Planning Commission approval of Section 9 Waiver for use of all cast stone on the building; 3) The Ryder parcel being created prior to Stamping Set approval; 4) A Planning Commission Waiver for reduced opacity; 5) Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Ryder Systems, Inc., SP06-42, motion to grant approval of the Woodland Permit subject to: 1) Additional woodland information being provided prior to the Woodland Permit being issued; and 2) All conditions of the Wetland and Woodland Permits for the Haggerty Corporate Corridor Park road and utility plan (SP06-41) apply to and be included with this plan; for the reason that the plan is materially in compliance with the expectations of the Woodland Permit. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Ryder Systems, Inc., SP06-42, motion to grant approval of the Wetland Permit subject to: 1) All conditions of the Wetland and Woodland Permits for the Haggerty Corporate Corridor Park road and utility plan (SP06-41) apply to and be included with this plan; and 2) Additional wetland information being provided prior to the Wetland Permit being issued; for the reason that the plan is in compliance with the expectations Wetland Permit. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Matt Sosin of the Northern Equities Group for Ryder Systems, Inc., SP06-42, motion to grant approval of the Stormwater Management Plan for the reason that the plan is in compliance with the Stormwater Management Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

4. OBERLIN CONDOMINIUMS, SITE PLAN NUMBER 05-29B

Public Hearing on the request of Singh Development, LLC, for Preliminary Site Plan with Site Condominium, Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 20, south of Eleven Mile and west of Beck Road, in the R-1, One-family Residential District. The subject property is approximately 38.86 acres and the applicant is proposing a 58 unit site condominium development, under the terms of a Planned Rezoning Overlay Agreement.

In the matter of the request of Singh Development, LLC for Oberlin Site Condominiums, SP05-29B, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan and Site Condominiums with the following considerations: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver of right-of-way berm in specific areas to preserve woodlands and wetlands; 2) A Planning Commission Waiver to allow decorative fence and brick wall in lieu of right-of-way berm; 3) Mutually agreeable solution to the easement issue as stated by the City Attorney; of pathway easement provided at the time of Final Site Plan submittal; and 4) All items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the Applicant and the City have reached a mutually agreeable PRO. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Singh Development, LLC for Oberlin Site Condominiums, SP05-29B, motion to approve the Wetland Permit subject to all items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters, for the reason that the plan is compliant with the terms of the Wetland Permit. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Singh Development, LLC for Oberlin Site Condominiums, SP05-29B, motion to approve the Woodland Permit subject to all items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters, for the reason that the plan is compliant with the woodland requirements. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the request of Singh Development, LLC for Oberlin Site Condominiums, SP05-29B, motion to approve the Stormwater Management Plan subject to all items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters, for the reason that the plan is materially in compliance with the Stormwater Management Plan. Motion carried 7-0.

5. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.210

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 temporary uses to streamline the review and approval of these applications.

Motion to send a positive recommendation for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.210 as written or as otherwise modified by the other Planning Commission members. Motion carried 7-0.

6. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.212

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 incorporate requirements of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of the Public Acts of 2006.

Motion to recommend to City Council that Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.212 be accepted, with whatever clarifying modifications can be made to the Zoning Commission language. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:27 PM.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

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

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

THU 12/07/06 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 6:30 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

MON 01/08/06 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

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