PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY
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CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:00 PM.
Present:Member Baratta, Member Cassis, Member Gutman, Member Larson, Member Lynch, Member Meyer, Chair Pehrson
Absent: Member Greco (excused), Member Prince (excused)
Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; Tom Schultz, City Attorney
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A motion to approve the May 12, 2010 Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL
A motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 7-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
Consideration of the request of Hefco Properties for Preliminary Site Plan and Parking Finding approval. The subject property is located in Section 14, south of Twelve Mile Road, west of Meadowbrook Road, in the OST, Planned Office Service District. The subject property is approximately 4.68 acres and the applicant is proposing to occupy approximately 31,596 square feet of Gross Leasable Area (GLA) at the currently vacant Meadowbrook Medical Building (38,523 square feet GLA total). The applicant is proposing to add a porch to the northwestern corner of the building and a clock tower (occupying eight parking spaces) in the existing parking lot.
In the matter of South University, SP10-17, a motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following: a. Planning Commission finding that the use is most similar to a private club or lodge hall and adequate parking exists on the site for the initial occupation of 31,596 square feet of Gross Leasable Area; b. Additional parking is required before full occupation of 38,523 square feet of Gross Leasable Area; c. Applicant shall submit copy of lease agreement prior to Stamping Set approval; and d. The conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters being addressed on the Stamping Set. This motion is made because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 23A, Article 24 and Article 25 of the Zoning Ordinance and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance.Motion carried 7-0.
Consideration of the request of Sri Venkateshwara for revised phasing plan approval of a three-phase project: the Temple, the Cultural Center and the Maha Rajagopuram. The subject property is located in Section 16, on the west side of Taft Road between Grand River Avenue and Eleven Mile in the RA, Residential Acreage District. The subject property is approximately 10.11 acres. The site was previously approved as a two-phase project. Phase 1 is a two-story 23,703 square foot Temple. Phase 2 is a 22,743 square foot Cultural Center. Phase 3, the Maha Rajagopuram is an approximately 37’ 6" decorative gateway tower structure near the east entrance to the temple. No changes to the overall site layout or building footprints have been proposed. The applicant is also proposing phased elevations of the Temple structure itself.
In the matter of Sri Venkateswara Temple Phases 1, 2 and 3 and Façade Phases A, B, and C, SP 10-18, a motion to approve the Revised Temple Phasing Plan, Phases 1, 2 and 3 only, subject to the following:a. Applicant will continue to work with City staff on the proposed phased elevations A, B and C, consideration of which has been postponed to a later meeting at the request of the applicant; b. Landscape materials installed in the early phases of the work must be protected and maintained during work on all subsequent phases; and c. Applicant must provide details for pedestrian protection for continued construction in an occupied building. This motion is made because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 3, Article 4, Section 2400, and Article 25 of the Zoning Ordinance and all other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.
A motion to approve the March 24, 2010 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 7-0.
The meeting adjourned at 7:33 PM.
MON 05/17/10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 05/26/10 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
MON 05/31/10 CITY OFFICES CLOSED
MON 06/07/10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
TUE 06/08/10 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 06/09/10 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
MON 06/21/10 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7:00 PM
WED 06/23/10 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 7:00 PM
* Actual Language of motions subject to review.