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PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY
CITY OF NOVI
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, July 29, 2009  |  7 PM
Council Chambers | Novi Civic Center | 45175 W. Ten Mile
(248) 347-0475

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at or about 7:00PM.

ROLL CALL

Present: Members Cassis, David Greco, Brian Larson, Michael Meyer, Mark Pehrson, Leland Prince

Absent: Member David Baratta (excused), Andy Gutman (excused), Michael Lynch (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development, Kristen Kapelanski, Planner,

Jana Pritchard, Planner, Kristin Kolb, City Attorney

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

A motion to approve the July 29, 2009 Consent Agenda. Motion carried 6-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. NORTHVILLE COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL, SP09-17

Public Hearing of the request of Northville Cooperative Preschool for Site Plan and Special Land Use Permit approval. The subject property is located in Section 35, north of Eight Mile Road, west of Meadowbrook Road, in the R-1, One-Family Residential District. The applicant is proposing to use two classrooms for their preschool program located in the Meadowbrook Congregational Church at 21355 Meadowbrook Road.

In the matter of the request of Northville Cooperative Preschool SP 09-17, motion to approve the Special Land Use permit, subject to the following:

a. Planning Commission finding under Section 2516.2.c for the Special Land Use permit: Whether, relative to other feasible uses of the site,

  • The proposed use will not cause any detrimental impact on existing thoroughfares due to the fact that the use of an 1800 square foot portion of the existing building for a preschool with a maximum of 23 children at any one time would not generate a substantially different amount of traffic than other permitted uses on the site.

  • The proposed use is compatible with adjacent uses of land in terms of location, size, character, and impact on adjacent property or the surrounding neighborhood due to the location of the tenant space in relation to the property line and the applicant has indicated that there will be minimal use of any outside space.

  • The proposed use is consistent with the goals, objectives and recommendations of the Cityís Master Plan for Land Use.

  • The proposed use will promote the use of land in a socially and economically desirable manner.

  • The proposed use is in harmony with the purposes and conforms to the applicable site design regulations of the zoning district in which it is located as noted in the staff and consultantís review letters;

b. Planning Commission Waiver of the required Noise Impact Statement;

c. That the applicant receives the required variance for the lack of a fenced in outdoor play area from the Zoning Board of Appeals;

d. and compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the staff and consultant review letters;

For the following reasons because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 4, Article 24 and Article 25 and all other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

In the matter of the request of Northville Cooperative Preschool SP09-17 for Special Land Use.
Motion carried 6-0.

In the matter of Northville Cooperative Preschool, SP 09-17, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following:

a. The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters being addressed on the Stamping Set;

b. and that the applicant receives the required variance for the lack of a fenced in outdoor play area from the Zoning Board of Appeals;

For the following reasons because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 4, Article 24 and Article 25 and all other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

In the matter of the request of Northville Cooperative Preschool SP09-17 for Preliminary Site Plan Approval. Motion carried 6-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR AUGUST 12, 2009 FOR ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.238 IN ORDER TO CLARIFY PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS AND STANDARDS FOR FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS IN THE B-3, GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

Motion to set a August 12, 2009 Public Hearing for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.238.
Motion carried 6-0.

2. APPROVAL OF THE MAY 20, 2009 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

A motion to approve the May 20, 2009 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 6-0.

3. APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 10, 2009 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approve the June 10, 2009 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 6-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:46PM.

SCHEDULED AND ANTICIPATED MEETINGS

THU 08/06/09 MASTER PLAN & ZONING MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 08/10/09 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 08/11/09 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:00 PM

WED 08/12/09 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 08/24/09 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 08/26/09 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

THU 09/03/09 MASTER PLAN & ZONING MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 09/07/09 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

TUE 09/08/09 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:00 PM

MON 09/14/09 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 09/16/09 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM