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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2007 7:00 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 7:00 PM.

ROLL CALL

Present: Members John Avdoulos, Brian Burke, Victor Cassis, Andrew Gutman, David Lipski (7:19 PM), Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Mark Pehrson, Wayne Wrobel

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Mark Spencer, Planner; Ben Croy, Engineer; David Beschke, Landscape Architect; Doris Hill, Woodland Consultant; Tom Schultz, City Attorney

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. OLDE TOWN OFFICE VILLAGE, SP06-30

Public Hearing on the request of Group 3, Inc., for Preliminary Site Plan with Site Condominium, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 16, south of Grand River Avenue, east of Beck Road, in the I-1, Light Industrial District. The subject property is 10.73 acres and the Applicant is proposing to build four multi-story medical/general office buildings.

In the matter of Olde Town Office Village, SP06-30, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan with Condominium subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver of parking lot landscape trees along southern edge of parking lot line; 2) A Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver for the Grand River Avenue access point (185 feet proposed vs. 300 feet required); 3) A variation in the buildings being reviewed on the Final Site Plan submittal; 4) Resolution of all open issues related to the woodland and wetland violations on the property; 5) The Applicant working with the City Attorney and Planning Department to meet the Ordinance from the November 3, 2006 letter to Doris Hill from Grand River Beck, LLC, regarding the woodland violation; 6) Additional stormwater management plan information being submitted at the time of Final Site Plan submittal; 7) Submittal of all condominium documentation for review and approval at the time of Final Site Plan submittal 8) The Final Site Plan returning to the Planning Commission for review and approval; and 9) All the comments in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan meets the intent of the Master Plan for Land Use. Motion carried 9-0.

In the matter of Olde Town Office Village, SP06-30, motion to approve the Wetland Permit subject to: 1) Resolution of all issues related to the wetland violation on the property; 2) All the comments in the Staff and Consultant review letters; and 3) The Final Site Plan returning to the Planning Commission for review and approval; for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Ordinance. Motion carried 9-0.

In the matter of Olde Town Office Village, SP06-30, motion to approve the Woodland Permit subject to: 1) Resolution of all issues related to the woodland violation on the property, following conditions set forth in November 3, 2006 letter to Doris Hill from Grand River Beck, LLC; 2) Conservation easements being placed over all woodland replacements, as they relate to the woodland violation; 3) The Final Site Plan returning to the Planning Commission for review and approval; and 4) All the comments in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Ordinance. Motion carried 9-0.

In the matter of Olde Town Office Village, SP06-30, motion to approve the Stormwater Management Plan subject to: 1) Additional stormwater management plan information being submitted to show feasibility of outlet into wetlands, eventually draining under Beck Road; 2) The Final Site Plan returning to the Planning Commission for review and approval; and 3) All the comments in the Staff and Consultant review letters; for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Ordinance. Motion carried 9-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. BECK NORTH CORPORATE PARK LOTS 29 & 30, SP06-46

Consideration of the request of Amson Dembs Development for Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, and Storm Water Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 4, east of Hudson Drive between Nadlan Court and Peary Court, in the I-1, Light Industrial District. The subject property is approximately 4.18 acres, and the Applicant is proposing a 63,000 square foot speculative light industrial building.

In the matter of Beck North II, Units 29 and 30, SP06-46, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) The Applicant redesigning parking lot to meet setback requirements; 2) The Applicant constructing the proposed shared access drive with this project; 3) The Applicant extending the sidewalk along west face of building; and 4) The conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan; for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Master Plan. Motion carried 9-0.

In the matter of Beck North II, Units 29 and 30, SP06-46, motion to approve the Woodland Permit subject to: 1) The Applicant providing a complete woodland survey; 2) The Applicant surveying trees within fifty feet of the proposed grading; 3) The Applicant providing accurate grading details; 4) The Applicant providing tree protection as noted in the Woodland Review; 5) The Applicant providing additional replacement trees on site and in the adjacent open space or donating to the City Tree Fund; and 6) The conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan; for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Cityís Ordinance. Motion carried 9-0.

In the matter of Beck North II, Units 29 and 30, SP06-46, motion to approve the Stormwater Management Plan subject to the conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan, for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Cityís requirements. Motion carried 9-0.

2. HILTON GARDEN INN, SP06-56

Consideration of the request of Etkin Properties for Preliminary Site Plan and Stormwater Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 15, south of Twelve Mile, west of Cabaret Drive, in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is approximately 4.41 acres and the Applicant is proposing to construct a four-story, 147 room hotel on the third unit in the Timber Creek Office Park.

In the matter of the request of Etkin Properties for Hilton Garden Inn, SP06-56, motion to grant approval of the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A Zoning Board of Appeals Variance for lack of parking lot setback along northern unit line; 2) A Planning Commission Determination to allow a second hotel in an OST development as indicated by the comments of the Planning Commission; 3) A Planning Commission Waiver to eliminate the right-of-way berm along Cabaret Drive; 4) Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; 5) The Applicant removing all encroachment into the Conservation Easement on southern end of site; and 6) A Planning Commission Waiver to allow some modification of the canopy tree requirements, using evergreen, subcanopy and understory trees; for the reason that the plan is in compliance with the Master Plan for Land Use. Motion carried 9-0.

In the matter of the request of Etkin Properties for Hilton Garden Inn, SP06-56, motion to grant approval of the Stormwater Management Plan subject to compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters, for the reason that the plan is otherwise in compliance with the Ordinance. Motion carried 9-0.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

1. CITY COUNCIL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES FOR 2007

The Planning Commission briefly discussed the City Councilís economic development goals, objectives and implementation strategies for 2007.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:44 PM.

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