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REGULAR MEETING ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS CITY OF NOVI
Tuesday, October 2, 2001 7:30 p.m.
Council Chambers Novi Civic Center 45175 W. Ten Mile Rd.
Roll call Members Bauer, Brennan, Fannon, Gray, Gronachan, Sanghvi and Reinke
Rules of Conduct:
Approval of Agenda
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1) Case No. 01-072 filed by Fifty Five Marketing Group representing Brownstones at the Vistas
Colleen Sloan representing Brownstones at the Vistas is requesting an extension for an off-premise sign located at 13 Mile and Novi Road for a temporary directional sign. Please see Case No. 00-041.
2) Case No. 01-079 filed by Four Seasons Sunroom representing homeowners of 47225 Autumn Park Court
Rick Hadad representing George and Margaret Surdu is requesting a variance of 4.67 feet to allow placement of a sunroom within ten (10) feet of a swimming pool at 47225 Autumn Park Court.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2503, Paragraph 1 (D) states that no detached accessory structure shall be located closer than ten (10) feet to any main building.
Required setback from pool: 10 feet
Proposed: 5.33 feet
Variance: 4.67 feet
3) Case No. 01-080 filed by Blair Bowman representing Vision Spa & Salon
Blair Bowman, representing Vision Spa & Salon is requesting a variance to allow a side yard loading area for the proposed development of the property located at sidwell number 5022-16-300-053. The property is zoned OS-1.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2507, Paragraph (1) "Off Street Loading and Unloading" states:
"Within the OS Districts, loading space shall be provided within the rear yard "
The proposed development indicates side yard loading.
4) Case No. 01-081 filed by Robert Loynes of 44159 Durson
Robert Loynes, homeowner of 44159 Durson is requesting two (2) variances to allow the construction of a detached accessory building in the rear yard of Lot 46, Novi Heights Subdivision. The building is 34 x 25. These requested variances are for the allowance of more than one detached accessory building on a lot and an additional 504 square feet for the accessory building. The property is zoned R-4.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2503, Paragraph 1 (G) "Accessory Uses" states:
"Notwithstanding the above, not more than one (1) detached accessory building shall be permitted on any lot having less than 21,780 square feet of area."
Property contains 19,800 square feet in area. One detached building is being proposed and one shed is already existing on the property.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2503, Paragraph 1 (G) "Accessory Uses" states that the maximum sum total of all accessory buildings in an R-3, R-4 and RT District is 850 square feet.
Proposed total square feet of all Accessory Buildings: 1354 square feet
Allowable square feet of all Accessory Buildings: 850 square feet
Variance: 504 square feet
5) Case No. 01-082 filed by Sandra Marderosian of 23141 Meadowbrook
Sandra Marderosian, homeowner, is requesting an 8.92 side yard setback variance on the north side of the property to allow the construction of an addition at 23141 Meadowbrook Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Article 24, Section 2400, "Schedule of Regulations", paragraph (r) requires a minimum of a ten (10) foot side yard setback on one side with an aggregate total of thirty (30) feet for the sum of the two side yards.
North side: Required side yard setback: 18.10 feet
Proposed: 9.18 feet
Variance: 8.92 feet
Aggregate total of both sides: Required side yard setback (total): 30 feet
Proposed: 21.08 feet
Variance: 8.92 feet
6) Case No. 01-084 filed by Lee Mamola representing DTE Energy Technologies
Lee Mamola representing DTE Energy Technologies is requesting an interpretation/variance to the screening requirements for the exhaust stacks as an element of the manufacturing of electricity for the property located at 42930 W. Ten Mile Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2503, Paragraph 2 (E) 1 "Accessory Structures" states that all roof top climate control equipment, elevator towers, transformer units, and satellite dish antenna and similar items shall be screened from view so as to not be visible from any street road or adjacent property.
Applicant is seeking an interpretation/variance to the screening requirements.
7) Case No. 01-085 filed by Al Evers of 109 Penhill
Al Evers, homeowner of 109 Penhill, is seeking two variances to construct a second story on top of an existing home. He is requesting a side yard variance of one (1) foot and a variance to enlarge the structure.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Article 25, Section 2502.4.A. "Nonconforming Structures" states that "no such structure may be enlarged or altered in a way which increases its nonconformity."
Applicant is adding a second story on top of the existing home.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Article 24, Section 2400, "Schedule of Regulations" states that there must be at least ten (10) feet in the side yard.
Required side yard setback: 10 feet
Proposed: 9 feet
Variance: 1 foot
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