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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | 7:00 P.M.
Council Chambers | Novi Civic Center |45175 W. Ten Mile Road
(248) 347-0580

Roll Call: Members Bauer, Cassis, Ghannam, Ibe, Krieger, Sanghvi, Skelcy and Wrobel

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Hearing Format and Rules of Conduct

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes from September 8, 2009

Public Remarks

1. Case No. 09-038 25300 Constitution–Main Street Village
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The petitioner is requesting an extension to variance ZBA08-034 to allow the continued placement of the existing real estate sign located south of Potomac Drive in Main Street Village. The property is zoned TC-1 and is located south of Grand River Avenue and east of Novi 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 multiple-family apartment complexes upon which the sign is located shall be valid until and thirty (30) days after sale of lease of property."

2. Case No. 09-039 26050 Novi Road – Novi Town Center
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The petitioner is requesting a variance to allow installation of one (1) additional 58 square foot wall sign on the east elevation of the multi tenant building located at 26050 Novi Road for AT &T. The property is zoned TC and located north of Grand River and east of Novi Road.

Section 28-5 (3) states: "No building or parcel of land shall be allowed more than one (1) sign permitted under this section…."

3. Case No. 09-041 44455 Grand River Avenue – Wrenchers
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The petitioner is requesting minimum lot area, front and side yard parking, overhead door facing major road, parking setback and parking space variances to permit an automobile service facility in an existing tenant space in a building located at 44455 Grand River Avenue. The property is zoned I-1, Light Industrial and is located at the southeast corner of Grand River Avenue and Lannys Road. The building is designed to accommodate more than one tenant and is currently partially occupied by Tim’s Glass and Marino Cutlery.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 1903.4 requires automobile service establishments to meet a set of "special requirements" when located adjacent to a major thoroughfare. The Ordinance requires a minimum lot area of 2 acre, the existing site is 1.4 acres; parking is prohibited in front of the building and required side yard and the applicant proposes continuing using existing parking located in front of the building and in the required 40 foot exterior side yard; and service bay doors are not permitted to face a major road and the applicant proposes to continue using the existing overhead door facing Grand River Avenue. Section 2400 requires parking spaces to meet a front yard setback of 40 feet from the right-of-way and the applicant proposes to relocate existing parking, now partially within the right-of-way, with a setback of 10 feet. Section 2505 requires automobile service facilities to have one parking space per 100 square feet of usable floor space plus one parking space per employee. The proposed automobile service facility along with the existing industrial/warehouse uses requires a total of 68 parking spaces. The applicant is proposing to provide 20 improved parking spaces with room for an additional 45 parking spaces in an existing gravel yard to the rear of the building.







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