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PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY

CITY OF NOVI

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, July 14, 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 or about 7:00 PM.

ROLL CALL

Present: Member Baratta, Member Cassis, Member Greco, Member Gutman, Member Larson, Member Meyer, Chair Pehrson, Member Prince.

Absent: Member Lynch (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Mark Spencer, Planner; Kristin Kolb, City Attorney

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

A motion to approve the July 14, 2010 Agenda. Motion carried 8-0.

CONSENT AGENDA - REMOVALS AND APPROVAL

  1. WESTERN OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTER, SP07-26

    Consideration of the request of G. Fisher Construction Company for a one-year Preliminary Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 16, south of Twelve Mile Road between West Park Drive and Beck Road, in the OST, Planned Office Service Technology District. The subject property is approximately 3.67 acres and the applicant is proposing to construct a 25,521 square foot medical office building.

  2. CITY CENTER PLAZA PHASES 4 & 5, SP06-37

Consideration of the request of City Center Plaza, LP, for a one-year Final Site Plan extension. The subject property is located in Section 22, south of Grand River Avenue, west of Novi Road, in the TC-1, Town Center District. The subject properties are approximately 1.8 acres combined and the applicant is proposing to construct a 10,400 square foot general office building at the southwest corner of Flint Street and Grand River Avenue and a 3,640 square foot retail building at the western edge of the existing City Center Plaza development.

A motion to approve the July 14, 2010 Consent Agenda. Motion carried 8-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

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. The Planning Commission is asked to approve a resolution adopting the proposed amendments as drafted or with amendment(s).

Motion to approve a resolution adopting the proposed 2010 Master Plan for Land Use Amendments with the changes proposed by the Master Plan and Zoning Committee on July 7, 2010, including the proposed Future Land Use Map, subject to the following revisions: the area currently designated Special Planning Project Area 1 on the Future Land Use Map shall keep this designation for further study. This motion is made for the following reasons: (1) The Master Plan & Zoning Committee and the Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Community Development Department Planning Staff, reviewed the current Master Plan for Land Useís goals, objectives, and implementation strategies, and the Future Land Use Map use designations for the entire City, and evaluated each of the three Master Plan Study Areas in detail; (2)Public comments regarding the future land uses in the study areas and City at large were solicited and people provided input through answering questionnaires, written comments and in person at City Hall, public meetings and public open houses; (3) The proposed Master Plan for Land Use amendments reflect the desires of the Cityís citizens, promote natural feature protection, foster 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 new land use goals: (a) Provide for planned development areas that provide a transition between high intensity office, industrial and commercial uses and one-family residential uses. (b) Develop the Grand River Avenue and Beck Road Study Area in a manner that supports and complements neighboring areas. (c) Create, preserve, and enhance quality residential areas in the City. (d) Continue to promote active living and healthy lifestyles in the City of Novi and continue to achieve a high level of recognition under the State of Michiganís "Promoting Active Communities Program."

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Motion to elect Mark Pehrson Chair of the Planning Commission. Motion carried 8-0.
Motion to elect Andrew Gutman Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission. Motion carried 8-0.
Motion to elect David Greco Secretary of the Planning Commission. Motion carried 8-0.

  1. COMMITTEE MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

    Administrative Liaison Committee: Members Greco, Gutman, Pehrson
    ZBA: Member Cassis
    Budget and Planning Studies Committee: Members Greco, Gutman, Lynch, Pehrson
    CIP Committee: Members Gutman, Lynch (Pehrson, alternate)
    Environmental and Walkable Novi Committee: Members Baratta, Greco, Pehrson
    Communication and Community Liaison Committee: Members Baratta, Meyer, Prince
    Implementation Committee: Members Cassis, Gutman, Meyer, Pehrson
    Master Plan and Zoning Committee: Members Baratta, Gutman, Lynch, Meyer (Prince, alternate)
    Rules Committee: Members Greco, Larson, Prince
    Main Street Committee: Members Greco, Larson

  2. APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 10, 2010 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

A motion to approve the March 10, 2010 Planning Commission minutes, as amended. Motion carried 8-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:18 PM.

* Actual Language of motions subject to review.