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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, Brian Burke, Victor Cassis, David Greco, Andrew Gutman, Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer, Wayne Wrobel
Absent: Mark Pehrson (Excused)
Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Mark Spencer, Planner; Karen Reinowski, Planner; David Beschke, Landscape Architect; Lindon Ivezaj, Civil Engineer; Tom Schultz, City Attorney
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion to approve the Agenda of February 13, 2008 as amended. Motion carried 8-0.
CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL
1. BECK NORTH CORPORATE PARK PHASE 2, LOTS 12 & 13, SITE PLAN NUMBER 06-47
Consideration of the request of Amson Dembs Development for a one-year Preliminary Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 4, at the northwest corner of Cartier and Hudson Drive, in the I-1, Light Industrial District. The subject property is approximately 2.77 acres and the applicant is proposing a 40,013 sq. ft. speculative light industrial warehouse building.
2. MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY CENTER, SITE PLAN NUMBER 03-08
Consideration of the request of Schonsheck, Inc., for a one-year Final Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 12, south of Thirteen Mile, west of Haggerty Road in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is approximately 9.67 acres.
Motion to approve the February 13, 2008 Consent Agenda. Motion carried 8-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. COMERICA BANK, SITE PLAN NUMBER 07-57
Consideration of the request of Jonna Companies for Preliminary Site Plan and Stormwater Management Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 17, west of Beck Road, north of Grand River Avenue, in the B-2, Community Business District. The subject property is approximately 1.01 acres and the Applicant is proposing to construct a 3,310 square foot Comerica Bank with three drive-thru lanes in West Market Square.
In the matter of Comerica Bank at West Market Square, SP07-57, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan subject to: 1) A Planning Commission Waiver to allow a decorative wall to match Chase Bank’s wall, in substitution for a landscaped berm, similar to the description provided by the Applicant for the length and design of the wall, to be coordinated with the City’s Planning Staff; 2) The Applicant correcting the landscape design by breaking up the number of parking spaces along the front in order to meet the landscape design standards; and 3) The conditions and items listed in the Staff and Consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan; for the reasons that the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 14, Section 2400, Article 25 of the Zoning Ordinance, and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance. Motion carried 8-0.
In the matter of Comerica Bank at West Market Square, SP07-57, 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 reasons that the plan is otherwise in compliance with Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance. Motion carried 8-0.
1. MASTER PLAN FOR LAND USE
Public Hearing to present findings and receive comments on proposed amendments to the City of Novi Master Plan for Land Use, for Planning Commission’s approval of the Master Plan Review and proposed amendments and recommendation to City Council to approve the proposed amendments for distribution.
Motion to approve the Master Plan Review and proposed Master Plan for Land Use Amendments as amended* [see below] and forward them to the City Council for distribution approval for the following reasons: 1) The Master Plan and Zoning Committee and the Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Community Development Department Planning Staff and the City’s Planning Consultants, reviewed and evaluated each or the three Master Plan Study Areas in detail; 2) Public comments regarding the future land uses in the study areas were solicited and hundreds of people provided input through surveys, written comments and in person at City Hall and public open houses; 3) The proposed Amendments reflect the desires of the City’s citizens, promote natural feature protection and quality development, encourage investment in the City; and provide design guidance for future transportation improvements; and 4) the proposed Amendments foster sound land use planning by including the following land use goals:
* The final Implementation Strategy listed on Page Three in the Proposed Master Plan for Land Use Amendments was clarified (in bold) to read:
Continue to designate Nine Mile Road west of Beck Road as a Scenic Drive Road, explore designating the road as a Natural Beauty Road and encourage preserving the existing vegetation along the roadway to maintain the unique scenic character of the area, and explore grant funding to further the preservation of the character of the corridor.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION, CONTINUED
2. ADOPTION OF MODIFICATIONS TO PLANNING COMMISSION BY-LAWS AND RULES OF PROCEDURE
Motion to approve the Planning Commission By-Laws and Rules of Procedure as presented. Motion carried 8-0.
3. APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 23, 2008 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
Motion to approve the January 23, 2008 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 8-0.
The meeting adjourned at 8:33 PM.
SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS
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
FRI 03/21/08 CITY OFFICES CLOSED
WED 04/02/08 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
MON 04/07/08 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
TUE 04/08/08 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:00 PM
WED 04/16/08 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
MON 04/21/08 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 04/30/08 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM