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PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY
CITY OF NOVI
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, March 24, 2010  |  7 PM
Council Chambers | Novi Civic Center | 45175 W. Ten Mile
(248) 347-0475

CALL TO ORDER

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

ROLL CALL

Present:  Members David Baratta, Victor Cassis, Brian Larson, Michael Lynch, Michael Meyer (arrived at 7:08 PM), Mark Pehrson, Leland Prince

Absent:  Members David Greco (excused), Andy Gutman (excused)

Also Present:  Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; Mark Spencer, Planner; David Beschke, Landscape Architect; Lindon Ivezaj, Engineer; Doug Necci, FaÁade Consultant; Martha Holzheuer, Environmental Consultant; Kristin Kolb, City Attorney

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A motion to approve the March 24, 2010 Agenda.  Motion carried 6-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.        MEDILODGE OF NOVI, SP10-05A

Public Hearing of the request of The Medilodge Group for Preliminary Site Plan, Woodland Permit, Wetland Permit, Stormwater Management Plan and Special Land Use Permit approval.  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, parcel 50-22-17-400-002.  The applicant is proposing a 120 bed 78,560 square foot convalescent (nursing) home building.

In the matter of the request of The Medilodge Group, SP 10-05A, a 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 per the approved Traffic Study, the proposed development will generate less traffic then development under the original R-3 zoning).

  • 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 fact that the applicant has provided residential architectural elements and a design with a residential character.) 

  • 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. Contingent on approval of the PRO Agreement by the City Council and any additional provisions contained in that agreement being addressed on the Final Site Plan; and

c. Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the staff and consultant review letters.

For the reason that the plan adheres to the approved concept plan and deviations included therein and is otherwise in compliance with Article 6, Article 24, and Article 25 and all other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.  Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of The Medilodge Group, SP 10-05A, a motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following:

a. The applicant adequately addressing the woodland consultantís concerns on the Final Site Plan;

b. Additional plantings being provided along the eastern property line to buffer the adjacent residential;

c. The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan; and

d. Contingent on approval of the PRO Agreement by the City Council and any additional provisions contained in that agreement being addressed on the Final Site Plan.

For the reason that the plan adheres to the approved concept plan and deviations included therein and is otherwise in compliance with Article 6, Article 24 and Article 25 and all other applicable provision of the Zoning Ordinance.  Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of The Medilodge Group, SP 10-05A, a motion to approve the Wetland Permit, subject to:

a. The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan; and

b. Contingent on approval of the PRO Agreement by the City Council and any additional provisions contained in that agreement being addressed on the Final Site Plan.

For the reason that it is in compliance with Chapter 12 of the Code of Ordinances and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance.  Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of The Medilodge Group, SP 10-05A, a motion to approve the Woodland Permit, subject to:

a. The applicant adequately addressing the woodland consultantís concerns on the Final Site Plan;

b. Contingent on approval of the PRO Agreement by the City Council and any additional provisions contained in that agreement being addressed on the Final Site Plan; and

c. The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan.

For the reason that it is in compliance with Chapter 37 of the Code of Ordinances and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance.  Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of the Medilodge Group, SP 10-05A, a motion to approve the Storm Water Management Plan, subject to the following:

a. The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan; and

b. Contingent on approval of the PRO Agreement by the City Council and any additional provisions contained in that agreement being addressed on the Final Site Plan.

For the reason that it is in compliance with Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance.  Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

1.        MASTER PLAN FOR LAND USE REVIEW

Consideration of the request of the Planning Commissionís Master Plan and Zoning Committee to approve the Draft Master Plan for Land Use Review and Appendices dated February 26, 2010 as the Planning Commissionís review of the Master Plan for Land Use and to set a public hearing for April 28, 2010 on the proposed Master Plan Amendments listed in the Review.

In the matter of the Master Plan for Land Use Review, a motion to approve the Draft Master Plan for Land Use Review and Appendices dated February 26, 2010, as recommended by the Planning Commissionís Master Plan and Zoning Committee, as the Planning Commissionís review of the Master Plan for Land Use and to set a public hearing for April 28, 2010 on the proposed Master Plan Amendments listed in the Review.  Motion carried 7-0.

2.        SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR APRIL 28, 2010 REGARDING OUTDOOR FURNACE ORDINANCE

A motion to set a Public Hearing for April 28, 2010 for the Text Amendment related to the Outdoor Furnace Ordinance.  Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:03 PM.

FRI 04/02/10 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

MON 04/05/10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 04/13/10 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 04/14/10 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 04/19/10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 04/28/10 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 05/03/10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

TUE 05/11/10 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING 7:00 PM

WED 05/12/10 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 05/17/10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM

MON 05/31/10 CITY OFFICES CLOSED

 

* Actual Language of motions subject to review.