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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Roll call Members Bauer, Fischer, Ghannam, Ibe, Krieger, Sanghvi, Shroyer, and Wrobel
Pledge of Allegiance
Public Hearing Format and Rules of Conduct
Approval of Agenda
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1. Case No. 07-094 filed by Jeffrey Wainwright for Paradise Park located
at 45799 Grand River Avenue – postponed from 1-8-2008
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…"
2. Case No. 08-019 filed by RMJ Development for 25280 Seeley Road
Donny Coach representing RMJ Development is requesting a variance to continue the nonconforming use of outdoor storage for building materials, contractor’s equipment/supplies and to park RMJ Development vehicles on the property located at 25280 Seeley Road. Property is zoned I-1 and located north of Grand River Avenue and east of Seeley Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2502.5 C Nonconforming Uses of Structures and Land states: "If no structural alterations are made, any nonconforming use of a structure, or structure and land in combination, may be changed to another nonconforming use of the same or a more restricted classification provided that the Board of Appeals, either by general rule of by making finding in the specific case, shall find that the proposed use is equally appropriate of more appropriate to the district than the existing conforming use."
3. Case No. 08-022 filed by Linda Cornillie for 1601 East Lake Road
Linda Cornillie is requesting one two (2) foot side yard setback variance and one 3% rear yard lot coverage variance for the construction of a new 480 square foot detached garage to be located at 1601 East Lake Road. Property is zoned R-4 and located north of Thirteen Mile Road and west of Novi Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Article 25, Section 2503 states “The total floor area of all accessory buildings shall not occupy more than twenty-five (25) percent of any required rear yard…..A detached accessory building shall not be located closer than six (6) feet to any interior side lot line”.
Petitioner’s May 13, 2008 Request:
REQUIRED INTERIOR SIDE YARD SETBACK
REQUIRED REAR YARD LOT COVERAGE
Petitioner’s June 10, 2008 Request:
REQUIRED INTERIOR SIDE YARD SETBACK
REQUIRED REAR YARD LOT COVERAGE
4. Case No. 08-025 filed by Robert Bednas of Etkin White Novi LLC for
Hilton Garden Inn located at 27355 Cabaret Drive
Robert Bednas of Etkin Equities is requesting one 165 square foot wall sign variance for the placement of a 230 square foot wall sign for the east elevation of the Hilton Garden Inn. Applicant is also requesting an additional 230 square foot wall sign variance for the west elevation of the building above and beyond the maximum of two signs allowed by City Ordinance. This business has an approved ground sign on Cabaret Drive. Property is zoned OST and is located at 27355 Cabaret Drive, north of Fountain Walk Avenue and south of Twelve Mile Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (2) b. 1. (a) (ii) b. Area height and placement regulations states: "A wall sign displayed on a building occupied by one (1) business shall not exceed one (1) square foot of signage for each three (3) feet of setback from the centerline of the nearest adjacent thoroughfare."
5. Case No. 08-026 filed by Anthony Schmitt of LaKritz-Weber & Company
for Providence Park Village located at 47601 Grand River Avenue
Anthony Schmitt of LaKritz-Weber & Company representing Providence Park Village Center is requesting one 112 square foot sign variance for the placement of 128 square foot double sided real estate sign to be located on Providence Hospital property, 47601 Grand River Avenue. Property is zoned OSC and is located south of Grand River and west of Beck Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-6 (4) Temporary Signs states: "Sale, rental or lease sign which identifies the sale, rental, or lease of the non-residential property…shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in area."
6. Case No. 08-027 filed by Donna Skelcy of 301 Duana
Donna Skelcy of 301 Duana is requesting a variance from the strict requirement of the Zoning Ordinance which prohibits fences on all lots of record in all residential districts from extending into the front yard setback to allow a 14 foot 3 inch long fence in the front yard. Property is zoned R-4 and is located south of South Lake Drive and west of Old Novi Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2515 1. a. & (2) Fences states: "Fences on all lots of record in all residential districts…(2) Shall not extend toward the front of the lot nearer than the minimum front yard setback distance, unless an existing house already extends into the minimum front yard, in which case the fence may extend to the front of the house.
7. Case No. 08-028 filed by Dominick Comer of 156 Pickford
Dominick Comer is requesting a use variance to allow a commercial landscape utility trailer to be parked in his residential interior side yard setback located at 156 Pickford. Property is zoned R-4 and located east of West Park Drive and north of South Lake Court.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2504 9. (a) Commercial and Recreational Vehicle Parking and Storage states: A person shall not park, nor a vehicles registered owner permit to be parked, not the owner of residentially-zoned property permit to be parked, any commercial vehicle or a commercial trailer on any residentially-zoned property in the city for any purpose or length of time other then for expeditious loading and delivery or pick-up and unloading of materials, goods, or merchandise, or for the purpose of carrying on a principal use permitted on the property on which the vehicle is parked."
8. Case No. 08-029 filed by Amarjit S. Chawney for Villagewood
Condominiums LLC located at Haggerty Road and Katar Lane
Amarjit Chawney of Villagewood Place Condominiums LLC is requesting one sign variance for the continued placement of a fifteen square foot real estate marketing sign measuring six feet in height for Villagewood Place. The property is zoned RM-1 and is located on Kartar Lane west of Haggerty Road between Nine and Ten Mile Roads. Sign variance originally approved in ZBA04-092 for one year, extended for one year in ZBA05-107 and extended once again in ZBA07-007 for one year.
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 (other than multiple family apartment complexes) upon which the sign is located are limited to six (6) square feet in area and five (5) feet in height."
9. Case No. 08-031 filed by Mark R. Johnson of Cornell Sign Company
for Allstate Billiards-Patio-Hot Tubs located at 26159 Novi Road
Cornell Sign Company representing Allstate Billiards is requesting 3 wall sign variances for Allstate Billiards-Patio-Hot Tubs located at 26159 Novi Road. Applicant is requesting three illuminated 60 square foot wall signs measuring 10 x 6 to be placed on the north, south and east elevations of the tower of the business building. Property is zoned TC and is located west of Novi Road and north of Grand River Avenue.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (3) Number of on-premises advertising signs permitted states: "No building of parcel of land shall be allowed more than one (1) sign permitted under this section."
Rules of Procedure Update
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