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PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION SUMMARY

CITY OF NOVI

Regular Meeting

December 14, 2011 | 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 Anthony, Member Baratta, Member Greco, Member Gutman, Member Lynch, Chair Pehrson

Absent: Member Prince (excused)

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion to approve the December 14, 2011 Planning Commission agenda. Motion carried 6-0.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. RETAIL SERVICE OVERLAY AND OFFICE DISTRICT TEXT AMENDMENT 18.254

Public hearing for Planning Commissionís recommendation to the City Council to amend the City of Novi Zoning Ordinance as follows:

  • Delete Article 23, OS-2, Planned Office Service District to eliminate an unused district;
  • Amend Article 12, OSC, Office Service Commercial District to add permitted uses previously referenced In Article 23;
  • Amend Article 23A, OST, Planned Office Service Technology District to add uses and conditions previously referenced In Article 23, add minor changes to provide clarity, and add Principal Permitted Uses Subject to Special Conditions to provide for a set of Retail Service Overlay provisions for those areas identified in the Master Plan for Land Use;
  • Amend Article 24, Schedule of Regulations to remove references to the OS-2 District; and
  • Amend Article 2, Construction of Language and Definitions, Zoning Districts and Maps, to correct listed districts.

Motion to recommend approval to the City Council for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 18.254, Retail Services Overlay and Office District Text Amendments, as proposed, for the following reasons:

1) Eliminating the OS-2, Planned Office Service District removes an obsolete district from the Zoning Ordinance;

2) The proposed text amendments are consistent with the 2010 Master Plan for Land Use;

3) Limiting the area for retail services and limiting the amount of general retail space within the Retail Overlay area identified on the Future Land Use Map, and as proposed in the Retail Service Overlay Zoning Ordinance provisions, reduces the potential impact on existing and planned retail in the nearby area;

4) Limiting vehicular access of new developments in the Retail Overlay area to main roads will reduce traffic impacts from retail development; and

5) Allowing for a limited amount of retail service uses to serve the employees and visitors within and near the Retail Overlay area identified on the Future Land Use Map, and as proposed in the Retail Service Overlay Zoning Ordinance provisions, may make the prospect of developing new businesses in this area more attractive and thus create greater potential for additional development and redevelopment in the nearby OST District.

Motion carried 6-0.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 5, 2011 PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

Motion to approve the October 5, 2011 Planning Commission minutes. Motion carried 6-0.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:14 PM.

*Actual Language of motions subject to review.