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COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:00 PM.
Present: Members, John Avdoulos (7:06 PM), Brian Burke, Victor Cassis, David Greco, Andrew Gutman, Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Mark Pehrson
Absent: Wayne Wrobel (Excused)
Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Karen Reinowski, Planner; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; Ben Croy, Civil Engineer; Lindon Ivezaj, Civil Engineer; Dr. John Freeland, Environmental Consultant; Kristin Kolb, City Attorney
Basilian fathers residence PRO, SITE PLAN NUMBER 07-59
Public Hearing on the request of Basilian Fathers of Milford, Michigan, for a recommendation to City Council for consideration of a Planned Rezoning Overlay in conjunction with rezoning request 18.673. The subject property is located in Section 16, at the northwest corner of Taft Road and Eleven Mile, from R-1, One-Family Residential, to RT, Two-Family Residential or RM-1, Low-Density, Low-Rise Multiple-Family Residential District. The subject property is approximately 4.15 acres and the Applicant has indicated that the rezoning is being proposed to facilitate the construction of a 14-unit residence for Basilian priests.
In the matter of Zoning Map Amendment 18.673 and Planned Rezoning Overlay SP07-59 for the Basilian Fathers Residence, motion to recommend approval to the City Council to rezone the subject property from R-1 (One-Family Residential to RM-1 (Low Density, Low-Rise Multiple Family Residential) with a Planned Rezoning Overlay, with the following considerations: 1) The Applicant considering an enhancement of the proposed public benefit as indicated by the Applicant’s response letter and their intent being on the record today with offers to deed the future right-of-way, construction of sidewalks as indicated on the concept plan, a possible conservation easement over the remaining woodlands, and a possible limitation of future uses; 2) The City Council considering the Ordinance deviations associated with the proposed concept plan concerning the parking and carport setbacks as detailed in the Staff and Consultant review letters; 3) A Planning Commission Waiver of the Traffic Study requirement; and 4) Compliance with all the conditions listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters, for the reasons that it is in compliance with Article 34, Section 3402 of the Zoning Ordinance, it would be compatible with the existing and anticipated uses in the area, and it does provide benefits to the City. Motion carried 8-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. MEADOWBROOK OFFICE BUILDING, SITE PLAN NUMBER 07-68 Consideration on the request of HEFCO Properties for a revised façade approval. The subject property is located in Section 14, at the southwest corner of Meadowbrook Road and Twelve Mile, in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is approximately 4.68 acres.
[In the matter of the request of HEFCO Properties for a revised façade approval,] the Planning Commission does [postpone] it to such a time that Mr. Friedlaender can sit down with the City and come up with some mutually-acceptable action on this. Motion carried 8-0.
2. APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 28, 2007 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
Motion to approve the November 28, 2007 minutes as amended. Motion carried 8-0.
3. APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 12, 2007 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
Motion to approve the December 12, 2007 minutes. Motion carried 8-0.
CONSENT AGENDA REMOVALS FOR COMMISSION ACTION
MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION
1. PLANNING COMMISSION BUDGET AND CIP DISCUSSION
Deputy Director of Community Development Barbara McBeth announced the beginning of the FY2007-08 budget process. The Planning Commission Committees were encouraged to meet to discuss their goals and prepare any budget requests they might have.
2. PLANNING COMMISSION BY-LAWS AND RULES OF PROCEDURE
The Planning Commission By-laws were reviewed and a few minor modifications will be presented for adoption at a future meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 8:58 PM.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
MON 02/04/08 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
TUE 02/12/08 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:00 PM
WED 02/13/08 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
MON 02/18/08 CITY OFFICES CLOSED
MON 02/25/08 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 02/27/08 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
MON 03/03/08 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
TUE 03/11/08 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:00 PM
WED 03/12/08 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
MON 03/17/08 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM