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PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
ACTION SUMMARY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 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, Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Mark Pehrson

Absent:  Member Wayne Wrobel (excused)

Also Present:  Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; Karen Reinowski, Planner; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Dr. John Freeland, Wetland Consultant; Kristin Kolb, City Attorney

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

1. EVERGREEN ESTATES, SP04-42

Consideration of the request of Evergreen Estates, LLC for a one year Final Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 30, north of Nine Mile, east of Napier Road, in the R-A, Residential District. The subject property is 13.2 acres and the Applicant is proposing a seven-unit single-family site condominium.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. WESTERN OAKLAND MEDICAL, SP07-26

Public Hearing of the request of G. Fisher Construction Company, for Preliminary Site Plan, Wetland Permit, Woodland Permit, and Stormwater Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 16, south of Twelve Mile between West Park Drive and Beck Road in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is approximately 3.67 acres and the Applicant is proposing to construct a medical office building.

In the matter of Western Oakland Medical, SP07-26, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver for the berm requirement when non-residential zoning is adjacent to residential zoning, given the fact that the adjacent property is master planned for [Office] use; 2) A Planning Commission Waiver for the berm requirement along the south and east property lines in the loading zone locale, given the precedent set in past approvals; 3) A Planning Commission Waiver for the berm requirement along the Twelve Mile frontage, in light of the inclusion of the rain garden; 4) A Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver for the eastern drive (thirty feet proposed vs. 150 feet required); 5) A Planning Commission Opposite Side Driveway Spacing Waiver for the western drive (thirty feet proposed vs. 150 feet required); 6) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver for the eastern drive (195 feet proposed vs. 230 feet required); 7) A Planning Commission Same Side Driveway Spacing Waiver for the western drive (155 feet proposed vs. 230 feet required); and 8) 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 Articles 23A, 24 and 25 of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Western Oakland Medical, SP07-26, motion to approve the Wetland Permit subject to: 1) The Applicant working with the Cityís consultant and engineer to satisfactorily resolve any remaining wetland issues; 2) MDEQ approval; and 3) 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 Article V of the Code of Ordinances. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Western Oakland Medical, SP07-26, motion to approve the Woodland Permit 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 Chapter 37 of the Code of Ordinances. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Western Oakland Medical, SP07-26, motion to approve the Stormwater Management Plan subject to: 1) The off-site drainage easement required to accept the proposed detention basin discharge being executed by all parties involved; and 2) 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 Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances. Motion carried 7-0.

2. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.220

Public Hearing of Planning Commissionís recommendation to City Council for an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, for modifications to Article 16, TC and TC-1 Districts, Section 1601, Principal Permitted Uses, to allow instructional centers.

In the matter of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.220, motion to send a positive recommendation to City Council for the approval of the proposed text amendment. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. APPROVAL OF THE AUGUST 22, 2007 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approve the minutes of August 22, 2007. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at or about 8:18 PM.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

MON 09/10/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 09/11/07 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

THU 09/13/07 MASTER PLAN & ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 09/24/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 09/25/07 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 09/26/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 10/08/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 10/09/07 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:30 PM

WED 10/10/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 10/15/07 CITY COUNCIL INTERVIEWS 7:00 PM

THU 10/18/07 MASTER PLAN AND ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 10/22/07 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 10/24/07 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM