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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ACTION SUMMARY
CITY OF NOVI
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 10, 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

Present: Members Sanghvi, Bauer, Cassis, Ghannam, Ibe, Krieger, Wrobel

Absent: Member Skelcy

Also Present: Charles Boulard, Building Official, Beth Kudla, City Attorney

Pledge of Allegiance Member Sanghvi

Approval of Agenda: Member Bauer

Approval of Minutes: January 13, 2009 with changes

Public Remarks: None

1. Case No. 09-001 Filed by Thomas Asmar for Crowne Plaza located at 27000 Sheraton Road

Thomas Asmar is requesting a variance to allow installation of one additional 18 square foot wall sign for the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 27000 Sheraton Drive. The property is zoned C and is located north of I-96 and west of Novi Road.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (3) no building or parcel of land shall be allowed more than one (1) sign permitted under this section.

IN CASE NO. 09-001 MOTION TO DENY THE REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE. THE APPLICANT HAS NOT PROVEN A PRACTICAL DIFFICULTY BY NOT PLACING ADDITIONAL SIGNS AT THIS TIME.

Motion Carried: 7-0

Motion Maker: Member Wrobel

2. Case No. 09-002 Filed by Matthew Quinn for 43000 W. Nine Mile Road

Matthew Quinn is requesting an exception from Section 1903.0 to allow an automotive service use adjacent to a residential district, to request consideration by the planning commission, in accordance with 1903.0 for a special land use. The property is zoned I-1 and is located north of Nine Mile Road and east of Novi Road.

CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 1903.0 Specifies that selected automotive service establishments "shall be permitted where the proposed site does not abut a residentially zoned district, subject to approval by the Planning Commission in accordance with the additional requirements of Section 2516.2 for special land uses, and with the public hearing requirements set forth and regulated in Section 3006 of this Ordinance

IN CASE 09-002 MOTION TO GRANT RELIEF FROM 1903.0 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE RESTRICTING THE ABILITY TO PUT THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF BUSINESS WITHIN THIS DISTRICT. ALLOWING PETITIONERS TO GO BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND GET WHATEVER RELIEF THAT THEY NEED THERE. DUE TO THE UNNECESSARY HARDSHIPS EXPLAINED AND DEMONSTRATED BY THE PETITIONER ILLUSTRATING THAT THE PROPERTY CANNOT BE REASONABLY USED FOR THE PURPOSE PERMITTED IN THE ZONING DISTRICT. THE PLIGHT OF THE PROPERTY OWNER IS DUE TO UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES PECULIAR TO HIS OR HER PROPERTY AND NOT TO GENERAL NEIGHBORHOOD. THE VARIANCE WILL NOT ALTER THE ESSENTIAL CHARACTER OF THE AREA. THE PROBLEM IS NOT SELF CREATED. THIS WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE SELF IMPOSED RESTRICTIONS THAT THEY HAVE AGREED TO FROM PAGE 2 OF THEIR SUBMISSION. THIS WOULD BE GOOD FOR THIS TENANT AND ALSO SUBJECT TO ANY REQUIREMENTS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION. IT IS A GOOD LOCATION AND HAS SUPPORT FROM THE NEIGHBORS THAT IT WOULD BE REASONABLY FIT FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Motion Carried: 6-0

Motion Maker: Member Ghannam

OTHER MATTERS

New Member Welcome Members welcomed Victor Cassis as the newly appointed to member to ZBA.

Elections:

Chairman Mav Sanghvi
Vice Chair Wayne Wrobel
Secretary Gerald Bauer

Board members THANK Alan Amolsch for all of his help throughout the years and wish him the best on his retirement.

Motion to adjourn: 7:57 PM

 

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