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PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:00 PM.
Present:Member Baratta, Member Cassis, Member Greco, Member Gutman (arrived 7:03), Member Larson, Member Lynch, Chair Pehrson
Absent: Member Meyer (excused), Member Prince (excused)
Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; David Beschke, City Landscape Architect; Lindon Ivezaj, Engineer; Brian Coburn, Senior Civil Engineer; Kathy Smith-Roy, Finance Director; Kristin Kolb, City Attorney
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A motion to approve the February 24, 2010 Agenda. Motion carried 6-0.
1. 2010-2016 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
A motion to adopt the 2010 – 2016 Capital Improvement Program. Motion carried 7-0.
2. MEDILODGE OF NOVI, SP10-05 WITH ZONING MAP AMENDMENT 18.695
Public Hearing for Planning Commission’s recommendation to City Council for a Planned Rezoning Overlay associated with a zoning map amendment, from R-3, One-Family Residential to RM-1, Low Density, Low Rise Multiple Family Residential with a Planned Rezoning Overlay (PRO). The subject property totals approximately 20.05 acres and is located in Section 17, north of Eleven Mile Road between Beck Road and Wixom Road. The applicant is proposing a 120 bed 78,560 square foot convalescent (nursing) home building.
In the matter of Medilodge of Novi, SP10-05 with Zoning Map Amendment 18.695, motion to recommend approval to the City Council to rezone the subject property from R-3 (One-Family Residential) to RM-1 (Low Density, Low-Rise Multiple-Family Residential) with a Planned Rezoning Overlay, with the following considerations: (a) The applicant providing the required sanitary sewer extension along Eleven Mile Road, with the preference that the sewer be installed along the southern side of Eleven Mile Road (to preserve valuable natural resources on the north side of Eleven Mile Road); (b) The applicant relocating the proposed floodplain mitigation to another area of the site, consistent with the recommendations of the Woodland Review Letter (to preserve valuable natural resources on site); (c) The applicant incorporating additional features of the proposed Suburban Low-Rise concept as stated in the Façade Consultant’s review letter; (d) Subject to the deviations of ordinance standards and all conditions as identified in the staff and consultant’s review letters, and specifically as identified in the February 9, 2010 planning review letter, the February 11, 2010 landscape review letter and the February 16, 2010 Engineering review letter, and acknowledging those ordinance deviations as acceptable to the Planning Commission for inclusion in a PRO Agreement; (e) City Council’s acceptance of the conservation easement of 8.5 acres of land on the north side of the property, with pathways proposed for the benefit of the public (as a demonstration of the public benefit associated with this PRO). This motion is made for the following reasons: (1) Due to the location of the subject site near the Providence Park Hospital Complex and the site’s adjacency to Eleven Mile Road, lower density single family uses and the ITC corridor, the parcel may be considered to meet the intent of the RM-1 Districts: "The RM-1, Low Density, Low-Rise Multiple-Family Residential Districts are designed to provide sites for multiple-family dwelling structures and related uses, which will generally serve as zones of transition between the nonresidential districts and major thoroughfares and freeways and lower-density Single Family Districts." (2) Because of the location of the parcel in question, its size, and the influence of the surrounding properties, a convalescent (nursing) home is a reasonable alternative to the master plan. (3) The submitted PRO request and the anticipated development of a PRO Agreement could identify mutually beneficial conditions that would address a number of the concerns identified for this property. Motion carried 7-0.
The meeting adjourned at 8:09 PM.
* Actual Language of motions subject to review.