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PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY

CITY OF NOVI

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, October 6, 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 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Present: Member Baratta, Member Gutman, Member Larson, Member Lynch, Member Meyer, Chair Pehrson, Member Prince

Absent: Member Cassis (excused), Member Greco (excused)

Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Kristin Kolb, City Attorney; Mark Spencer, Planner; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; David Beschke, Landscape Architect

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. GRACE IMMANUEL BIBLE CHURCH, SP#10-39

Public Hearing at the request of Grace Immanuel Bible Church for Special Land Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 36, at 21900 Meadowbrook Road, north of Eight Mile Road and east of Meadowbrook Road, in the R-3, One-Family Residential District. The subject property is approximately 2.9 acres and the applicant is proposing an approximately 1,152 square foot addition to the north side of the existing church.

In the matter of the request of Grace Immanuel Bible Church, SP 10-39, 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: Relative to other feasible uses of the site, (1) The proposed use will not cause any detrimental impact on existing thoroughfares, due to the fact that the proposed addition will generate 11 additional trips during the week and 42 additional trips on Sunday; (2) 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 proposed operation will not generate a substantial amount of noise or adverse impacts; (3) The proposed use is consistent with the goals, objectives and recommendations of the Cityís Master Plan for Land Use; (4) The proposed use will promote the use of land in a socially and economically desirable manner; (5) 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 review letters; (b) Applicant submitting the required Noise Impact Statement; and (c) Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the staff and consultant review letters. This motion is made 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. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Grace Immanuel Bible Church, SP 10-39, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following: (a) Applicant submitting the required Noise Impact Statement; and (b) Compliance with all conditions and requirements listed in the staff and consultant review letters. This motion is made 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. Motion carried 7-0.

2. NEXT GENERATION VOLLEYBALL, SP# 10-40

Public hearing on the request of Next Generation Volleyball Club for Special Land Use Permit and Preliminary Site Plan approval. The subject property is located at 42350 Grand River Avenue in Section 23, on the north side of Grand River Avenue between Town Center Drive and Meadowbrook Road, in the B-3, General Business District. The subject property is 2.23 acres and the applicant is proposing to retrofit a portion of an existing building for a volleyball training facility.

In the matter of Next Generation Volleyball, SP10-40, motion to approve the Special Land Use Permit for a volleyball training facility, subject to the following: (a) Planning Commission finding under Section 2516.2.c. for a Special Use Permit: Relative to other feasible uses of the site, (1) The proposed use will not cause any detrimental impact on existing thoroughfares or the capabilities of public services and facilities, since the maximum number of additional vehicles expected is 27 based on the parking standards; (2) The use Is compatible with the natural features and characteristics of the land and adjacent uses of land, since the applicant does not propose any building or parking lot expansion and the proposed use will not generate a substantial amount of noise; (3) The proposed use is consistent with the goals, objectives and recommendations of the Cityís Master Plan for Land Use; (4) The proposed use will promote the use of land in a socially and economically desirable manner; (5) 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 review letter; (b) Planning Commission waiver of the required Noise Impact Statement for the reasons noted in the Staff review letter; and (c) Compliance with all conditions and requirements in the Staff review letters. This motion is made for the following reasons: because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 15, Section 2400 and Article 25 of the Zoning Ordinance and all other applicable provisions of the ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

In the matter of Next Generation Volleyball, SP10-40, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following: (a) The parking space requirement for a volleyball training facility is not listed in the Zoning Ordinance and as permitted in Section 2505.10, the Planning Commission finds using "private club" parking space requirement of one space for every 3 occupants at maximum capacity is acceptable because the use is a similar assembly type use; (b) The Planning Commission finds that the use of the alternative parking space requirement for furniture stores, reducing the required number of parking spaces to one space per 800 square feet of useable floor area plus one space for every two employees, is acceptable because the applicant has demonstrated it has ample parking spaces to serve the furniture store and the site has ample room to construct additional parking to meet the standard retail parking requirements; (c) Applicant redesigning the Site Plan to provide an additional four parking spaces including one barrier free parking space, for a minimum of 43 developed parking spaces and 40 banked parking spaces; and (d) The conditions and items listed in the staff review letter being addressed on the Final Site Plan. This motion is made for the following reasons: because it is otherwise in compliance with Article 15, Section 2400 and Article 25 of the Zoning Ordinance and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.

3. TEXT AMENDMENT 18.244 FOR MISCELLANEOUS ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

Public Hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to the City Council to amend Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance to prohibit the installation and operation of outdoor furnaces, to modify the definition of recreational equipment, to add brewpubs and microbreweries as a principal permitted use in the B-3 District and RC District and modify the requirements for brewpubs and microbreweries in the TC and TC-1 District, to provide standards for an extension of a site plan utilizing a planned development option, to update the standards for storing a commercial vehicle at a residence and to amend the time limit on a variance granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

In the matter of Text Amendment 18.244 Miscellaneous Ordinance Amendments, motion to recommend approval to the City Council of the proposed amendments. Motion carried 7-0.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

1. APPROVAL OF JULY 14, 2010 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
Motion to approve the July 14, 2010 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 7-0.

2. APPROVAL OF AUGUST 25, 2010 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
Motion to approve the August 25, 2010 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

 

* Actual Language of motions subject to review.