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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 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, Andrew Gutman, Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Mark Pehrson, Wayne Wrobel

Absent: Members Victor Cassis (excused), David Lipski (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Director of Planning; Tim Schmitt, Planner; Mark Spencer, Planner; Ben Croy, Engineer; Steve Printz, Parks and Forestry Operations Manager; Tom Schultz, City Attorney

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

1. THE RUSHMORE, SITE PLAN NUMBER 05-41B

Consideration of the request of Eudora Adolph for Final Site Plan extension approval. The subject property is located in Section 33, south of Nine Mile Road, east of Beck Road, in the R-1 One-Family Residential District. The subject property is 4.59 acres and the Applicant is proposing a six lot site condominium for single family residential dwellings.

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. WRB07-01 WOODLAND PERMIT, LOT 33 BELLAGIO SUBDIVISION

Public Hearing on the Woodland Permit request for lot 33 Bellagio Subdivision. The subject property is located in Section 32 at 48035 Bellagio Ct. The Applicant seeks to restore the regulated woodland in the rear yard.

In the matter of the request of Bellagio Lot 33, WRB07-01, motion to grant the Woodland Permit subject to:  1) The removal of the irrigation system and sod from the conservation easement area; 2) Restoration of the understory in a manner acceptable to the Parks and Forestry Operations Manager; 3) The homeowner providing the 48 credits as proposed in the landscape plan, with acceptance of the species acknowledged by Mr. Printz (Concolor Firs, Roseum Elegans Rhododendron and Colorado Blue Spruce); 4) The homeownerís understanding that this permit does not address the May 2004 woodland violation nor does it satisfy the subdivision developerís woodland replacement requirements; 5) All comments found in the Staff and Consultant review letters and the terms of the Plea Agreement entered into at 52-1 District Court; and 6) The installation will occur on or before June 30, 2007; for the reason that the plan makes an agreeable motion to the Planning Commission. Motion carried 7-0.

2. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.214

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council for an ordinance to amend Appendix A of the City of Novi Code of Ordinances, Ordinance 97-18, as amended, known as the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, Subsection 2506, in order to modify the standards for parking end islands.

In the matter of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.214, motion to recommend approval to City Council to amend the Zoning Ordinance, Subsection 2506, in order to modify the standards for parking end islands.  Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. MAIN STREET NOVI, SP 06-38

Consideration of the request of Triangle Main Street, LLC, for recommendation to the City Council for modification to conditions of Preliminary Site Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 23, South of Grand River Avenue and east of Novi Road in the TC-1, Town Center District. The subject property is approximately 20 acres and the Applicant is proposing modifications to the previously approved site plan.

In the matter of the request of Triangle Development for modification to the Preliminary Site Plan approval for Main Street Novi, SP06-38, motion to recommend approval to the City Council for the Modified Preliminary Site Plan subject to:  1) All comments of the Planning Commissionís motion of September 27, 2006 continuing to remain in force, with the removal of the condition to vacate Paul Bunyan Drive, and the following conditions; 2) Noting the recommendation from Staff to do the partial vacation as indicated in Alternate B; 3) A City Council Waiver of the specific building setback requirements for the 700 and 800 buildings along Paul Bunyan Drive; 4) A City Council Variance to allow a non-standard parking design in the public right-of-way should the vacation be changed; 5) A Zoning Board of Appeals Variance for the lack of parking lot setback along Paul Bunyan Drive; 6) A Zoning Board of Appeals Variance for the proposed dumpster location and lack of setback for the 800 building dumpster; 7) License agreements being developed to allow for any fixed objects to be located in the public right-of-way; 8) The Applicant providing additional right-of-way along the southern and eastern edges of the existing Paul Bunyan right-of-way; and 9) The Applicant continuing to work with its neighboring properties regarding future access to the properties to the north; for the reason that the plan as shown demonstrates the Applicantís willingness to work with the City to come to the best potential solution.  Motion carried 7-0.

2. ADOPTION ON THE 2007-2008 PLANNING COMMISSION BUDGET

Motion to adopt the Planning Commission Budget for FY2006-07 as presented for positive recommendation to administration. Motion carried 7-0.

3. SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR A TEXT AMENDMENT RELATING TO PLANNED OFFICE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY DISTRICTS PERMITTING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IN LIMITED INSTANCES.

The Planning Commission accepted the date of March 28, 2007 for the Public Hearing on this OST Text Amendment relating to educational facilities.

4. APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 14, 2007 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approve the minutes of February 14, 2007 as amended.  Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

1. REPORT BY PLANNER MARK SPENCER ON CITY OF NOVI COMMERCIAL LAND USE FACTS

Planner Mark Spencer reported to the Planning Commission on commercial land use facts.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 PM.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 03/19/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 03/28/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 04/02/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 04/03/07 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 04/11/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 04/16/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 04/25/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 05/01/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM