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Schonsheck Construction, Inc. is requesting a variance to allow outdoor storage of unlicensed cars in the parking lot of the property located at 41107 Jo Dr. The property is zoned I-1 and is located on the south side of Jo Dr., north of Grand River Ave.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 1903.4 requires vehicle parking for automobile service establishments be limited to customers and employees and not for vehicle storage longer than twenty-four hours and indicates that no vehicles without current license plates be stored outside.
The petitioner is requesting variances at 42355 Grand River - KIA to change out the faces of (2) ground signs approved under previous variances with specified text, install an oversize wall sign with an area increase over that approved in previous variances, install (2) additional wall signs, an additional non-allowed ground sign of greater than the allowed area and height and (3) oversize directional signs. The property is zoned B-3 and P-1 and is located on the east of Novi Road and south of Grand River Avenue.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(3) Number of on-premises advertising signs permitted: No building or parcel of land shall be allowed more than one (1) sign permitted, Section 28-5(2)b.1.i.b. Single business: 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 or collector street as defined in the master plan adopted by the city, as amended, but not greater than fifteen (15) percent of the frontage surface of the building and not greater than two hundred fifty (250) square feet, unless a ground sign is also permitted under this chapter for the building, in which case the wall sign shall not exceed sixty-five (65) square feet. Section 28-5(2)a2.ii. all other ground signs shall not exceed a height of six (6) feet, Section 28-5(2)a.i. ground signs shall not exceed a maximum thirty (30) square feet or one (1) square foot of sign area for each two (2) feet of setback from the nearest street center line as required herein, whichever is greater, with a maximum area of one hundred (100) square feet. Section 28-7a.(9) Directional signs Signs not exceeding two (2) square feet which contain only noncommercial messages including designation of rest rooms, telephone location, and direction of door openings.
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