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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Roll callMembers Bauer, Fischer, Ibe, Krieger, Sanghvi, Shroyer, and Wrobel
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1. Case No. 07-094 filed by Jeffrey Wainwright for Paradise Park located
at 45799 Grand River Avenue
Tabled from the February 12, 2008 agenda
Jeffrey Wainwright of Paradise Park is requesting one (1) sign variance to allow the display of multiple event notices at a rate of 3 seconds per notice for the existing illuminated ground sign located at 45799 Grand River Avenue. The property is zoned I-1 and is located the south of Grand River Avenue and west of Taft Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-10 (b) (4) Prohibited Signs states: "The following signs shall not be permitted, erected, or maintained in any district, anything in this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding": (4) Animated signs as defined in Section 28-1 Animated sign "means a sign, other than a changeable copy sign, whereby the sign itself or the information conveyed incorporates or involves action, motion…scrolling messages…"
Applicant is requesting to display multiple event messages on an approved changeable copy sign at a rate of 3 seconds per notice for Paradise Park.
2. Case No. 07-097 filed by Patrick Stieber of Allied Signs, Inc. for
Men’s Wearhouse Tux located at 27500 Novi Road Space # D290
Postponed from the February 12, 2008 agenda
Patrick Stieber of Allied Signs representing Men’s Wearhouse Tux is requesting one 41.70 square foot illuminated wall sign variance for the placement of an exterior elevation wall sign located at 27500 Novi Road Space # D290 at the Twelve Oaks Mall. Property is zoned R-C and located north of I-96 and east of Novi Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (3) f. Number of on-premises advertising signs permitted states " Where two (2) or more separately owned and operated businesses occupy a building on a single parcel of land, each having a separate exterior entrance. Each business is entitled to a single identification wall sign."
Applicant is requesting an exterior elevation wall sign for Men’s Wearhouse Tux where no separate exterior entrance exists.
3. Case No. 08-002 filed by Joseph Locricchio of Trillium Village of Novi
located north of Nine Mile at Haggerty Road
Postponed from the February 12, 2008 agenda
Joseph Locricchio of Trillium Village is requesting one 15.5 square foot area sign variance and one three (3) foot sign height variance for an 8 foot tall real estate marketing sign to be located at the entrance to Trillium Drive for Trillium Village of Novi. Property is zoned R-3 and is located west of Haggerty Road and north of Nine Mile Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-6 (3) Temporary Signs states: "Sale, rental or lease sign which identifies the sale, rental, or lease of the residential property upon which the sign is located shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area or five (5) in height."
PROPOSED SQUARE FOOTAGE
21.5 SQUARE FEET
Applicant is requesting two sign variances for an oversized real estate marketing sign for Trillium Village of Novi.
4. Case No. 08-004 filed by Michael Eldon of Premier Finish Inc. for
40390 Guilford Road
Michael Eldon of Premier Finish Inc. is requesting one 3.1 foot rear yard setback variance and one 1% total lot coverage variance for the construction of a 252 square foot proposed addition to an existing home located at 40390 Guilford Road in the Fairfield Farms Subdivision. Property is zoned R-1 and is located east of Meadowbrook Road and south of Ten Mile Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Article 24 Schedule of Regulations requires single family homes in an R-1 zoning district to have a minimum rear yard setback of 35 feet and maximum total lot coverage of 25%.
REQUIRED REAR YARD SETBACK
MAXIMUM TOTAL LOT COVERAGE ALLOWED 25%
Applicant is requesting one rear yard setback and one total lot coverage variance for the construction of an addition to an existing home.
5. Case No. 08-005 filed by Haley Law Firm, PLC for AT&T for 42400
Wallace Haley representing AT&T is requesting a variance from the requirement of a face brick exterior equipment shelter building on all sides with gable roof for two proposed wireless outdoor equipment cabinets to be located at 42400 Arena Drive. Property is zoned I-1 and is located east of Novi Road and south of Ten Mile Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2508 1. g. states "Antenna towers, poles and related equipment shelter buildings shall be subject to site plan review as provided in Section 2516. Equipment shelter buildings shall be constructed of face brick on all sides with gable roof."
Applicant is requesting a variance to the requirement that outdoor equipment cabinets be placed in a shelter.
6. Case No. 08-006 filed by David Giltner of Signature Associates for
41280 Bridge Street
David Giltner of Signature Associates is requesting one thirty two square foot sign area variance for the placement of a forty eight square foot real estate leasing sign to be placed on the property of 41280 Bridge Street facing I-96. Property is zoned I-1 and is located east of Meadowbrook Road and south of I-96.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-6 (4) Use, Area, Height and Placement Regulations for Temporary Signs states "Sale, rental or lease sign which identifies the sale, rental, or lease of the non-residential property or multiple-family apartment complexes upon which the sign is located or the model name of the building for sale, but not including signs on vacant unplatted property."
SIGNAGE AREA REQUESTED 48 SQUARE FEET
Applicant is requesting one area sign variance for a real estate leasing sign.
7. Case No. 08-007 filed by Steven A. Sorenson, PE of Professional
Engineering Associates for 27772 Novi Road
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Case postponed 3-04-2008
Steven Sorensen of Professional Engineering Associates is requesting six variances for the construction of a proposed Best Buy store to be located at 27772 Novi Road. Applicant is requesting two building setback variances, one Off-street loading and unloading location variance, one dumpster location variance and two dumpster setback variances. Property is zoned RC and is located south of Twelve Mile Road and east of Novi Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Article 24 Schedule of Regulations requires a minimum building setback of one hundred feet on all sides.
REQUIRED SIDE YARD SETBACK (North)
REQUIRED FRONT YARD SETBACK (East)
Applicant is requesting two building setback variances.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2507 Off Street Loading and Unloading states "Within the RC District…loading- unloading, as well as trash receptacles may be located in an interior side yard beyond the minimum side yard setback requirement of the district."
Applicant is requesting loading and unloading in the exterior side yard of the building.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2503 2. F. 1. and 2. Accessory Uses/Accessory Structures states "Except where otherwise permitted and regulated in this ordinance, refuse bins and their screening enclosures shall be located in the rear yard. If a refuse bin enclosure is structurally attached to a main building, it is subject to regulations applicable to the main building."
REQUIRED DUMPSTER SIDE YARD SETBACK (North)
REQUIRED DUMPSTER FRONT YARD SETBACK (East) 100
Applicant is requesting two setback variances and one location variance to place a trash compactor in the exterior side yard.
8. Case No. 08-008 filed by Michele and Tyler Best for 47875 Ravello Court
Applicant withdrew case from consideration 2-26-2008
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