PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY
September 7, 2011 |
Council Chambers | Novi Civic Center |45175 W. Ten Mile
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at or about 7:00 PM.
Present:Member Anthony, Member Baratta, Member Greco, Member Gutman, Member Lynch, Chair Pehrson, Member Prince
Also Present: Barbara McBeth, Deputy Director of Community Development; Kristin Kolb, City Attorney; Kristen Kapelanski, Planner; Mark Spencer, Planner; Dave Campbell, Planner; David Beschke, Landscape Architect; Nathan Bouvy, Engineer; Doug Necci, Façade Consultant
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion to approve the September 7, 2011 Planning Commission agenda. Motion carried 7-0.
Public hearing on the request of Suburban Collection for Fiat for Preliminary Site Plan, Stormwater Management Plan and Special Land Use Permit approval. The subject property is located on the west side of Haggerty Road, south of Grand River Avenue, in Section 24 of the City. The property totals 8.15 acres. The zoning of the parcel is B-3, General Business.
In the matter of the request of Suburban Collection for Fiat SP 11-19, motion to approve the Special Land Use permit, subject to the following:
This motion is made because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 15, Article 24 and Article 25 and all other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.
In the matter of the request of Suburban Collection for Fiat SP 11-19, motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan, subject to the following: a) Waiver of the required Noise Impact Statement due to the fact that no changes in the use of the site are proposed; b) Applicant obtaining a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals for the deficient front yard parking setback 20 feet required, 18.5 feet provided, due to the fact that there is an existing retaining wall within the front yard setback; c) Applicant obtaining a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow service doors to face a major thoroughfare, due to the fact that the development is proposed on a small portion of an already developed site; d) Applicant obtaining a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow the dumpster location in the side yard, due to the fact that the dumpster is adequately screened and the proposed location provides for safe internal circulation within the already developed site; e) Landscape waiver for the lack of a berm along Haggerty Road; f) Landscape wavier for the deficient foundation landscaping - the area of which is indicated on the preliminary site plan - provided additional landscaping is located elsewhere on site in place of the foundation plantings; g) Section 9 façade waiver for the deficient amount of brick and excess amount of fiber cement panels on the east façade provided the revised brick indicated in the applicant’s response letter is used in place of the previously proposed brick and to allow the proposed corner elements; and h) Compliance with all the conditions and requirements listed in the staff and consultant review letters. This motion is made because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Article 15, Article 24 and Article 25 and all other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.
In the matter of Suburban Collection for Fiat, SP 11-19, motion to approve the Storm Water Management Plan, subject to the conditions and items listed in the staff and consultant review letters being addressed on the Final Site Plan submittal. This motion is made because the plan is otherwise in compliance with Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances and all other applicable provisions of the Ordinance. Motion carried 7-0.
2. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT 18.252
Public hearing for Planning Commission’s recommendation to the City Council to amend Zoning Ordinance No. 97-18, as amended, the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance, at Article 25, General Provisions, and Section 2516, Site Plan Review (All Districts); in order to update the existing City of Novi Site Plan Manual.
Motion to recommend approval to the City Council of Text Amendment 18.252, to update the Site Plan Manual. Motion carried 7-0.
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
Motion to set a public hearing for October 5, 2011 for the proposed Text Amendment for the Planned Suburban Low-Rise Overlay District. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion to adopt the 2012 Planning Commission Calendar. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion to approve the August 10, 2011 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 7-0.
The meeting adjourned at 7:37 PM.