View Action Summary for this meeting
View Minutes for this meeting 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA

 

CITY OF NOVI

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 2012  7:00 PM

Council Chambers | Novi Civic Center |45175 W. Ten Mile Road

(248) 347-0415

CALL TO ORDER

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL  

Public Hearing Format and Rules of Conduct

Approval of Agenda

MINUTES

  1. APPROVAL OF THE June 12, 2012 minutes

Public Remarks

  1. case no. 12-022  39500 ten mile road
    ( Click for this packet item 2.4MB)

The applicant is requesting an exception from Section 28-5(2)a.1.i. of the Novi Zoning Ordinance to allow an additional 40.0 square foot ground sign for a business within a multi-tenant office building.  The property is located north of Ten Mile Road and west of Haggerty Road.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(2)a.1.i. allows ground signs not to exceed 30 square feet or 1 square foot of sign area for each 2 feet of setback from the centerline of the nearest  street center line, whichever is greater, with a maximum of 100 square feet.

  1. case no. 12-026  2296 austin drive
    ( Click for this packet item 2.1MB)

    The applicant is requesting a variance from Section 2400 of the Novi Zoning Ordinance.  Applicant requests variance to allow construction of a sunroom/all seasons room.  Construction of the addition would infringe upon the 35 ft. rear yard setback requirement found in Section 2400 by reducing the setback to 33 ˝ ft.  The property is located west of Old Novi Road, south of Walled Lake.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires that a site within a R-4 district have a minimum rear yard setback of 35’.

  1. case no. 12-027  44000 twelve mile road
    ( Click for this packet item 1.7MB)

The applicant is requesting two variances from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES Section 28. Applicant requests a variance to allow erection of two additional wall signs, in violation of the requirement that building in the OS-1 district with multiple businesses have only one such sign. Additionally, applicant requests a variance from the total wall sign square footage requirement. Applicant’s plan would exceed the maximum 65 square feet allowed by 10 feet, for a total of 75 feet of wall signage. The signs would identify the building as a location with available Urgent Care Services. The property is located north of Twelve Mile Road and west of Novi Road.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (1)(b) in conjunction with CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (3) permits only one wall sign for sites in a OS-1 district.

  1. case no. 12-028  43263 crescent blvd
    ( Click for this packet item 1.7MB)

The applicant is requesting a variance from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5. The pertinent section allows a business in a TC District only one wall sign of not greater than 65 square feet, or 1.25 feet for every linear foot of contiguous public/private street frontage, whichever is smaller.  The applicant wishes to place two 56 square foot signs on the property, one facing the parking lot, and the other facing Crescent Blvd. The additional sign would be placed on the rear elevation, which also has an entrance. The Code of Ordinances allows for separate additional sign above an additional entrance, however it restricts the size of such a sign to 24 square feet.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (2)(b) in conjunction with CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (3) permits only one wall sign for sites in the TC district, not to exceed 1.25 feet for every linear foot of contiguous public/private street frontage or 65 feet, whichever is smaller.

  1. case no. 12-029  24951 portsmouth

The applicant is requesting a variance from Section 2400 of the Novi Zoning Ordinance.  Applicant requests variance to allow construction of a kitchen addition.  Construction of the addition would violate the 30 ft. exterior side yard setback requirement found in Section 2400 by reducing the setback to 25.4 ft. The home is located on a corner lot.  The property is located north of Ten Mile Road and West of Taft Road.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires that a site within a R-4 district have a minimum exterior side yard setback of 30 feet.

  1. case no. 12-030  1409 east lake drive
    ( Click for this packet item 922KB)

    The applicant is requesting a variance from the CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINACES, Section 2503 (1)(G), Section 2503 (1)(C), Section 2503 (1)(E)(1), Section 2503 (1)(E)(5) and Section 2400.  The applicant wishes to build an 864 square foot garage in the rear of the property. 

This accessory building will infringe upon the required 6 foot setback required by Section 2503 (1)(G) by 2 feet, leaving only 4 feet of setback. The required rear yard for this property is 2100 square feet under Section 2503 (1)(C). No accessory building may take up more than 25% of that sum. However an 864 square foot garage would occupy 41% of the required rear yard.  Additionally, the 864 square foot garage would be 14 feet larger than the maximum allowed size for an accessory building under 2503 (1)(E)(1). It would also be 14 larger than the principal building on the property, which is 850 square feet. Section 2503 (1)(E)(5) prohibits an accessory building from being larger than the principal building on the property.

Finally, the addition of the garage to the property would create 1,714 square feet of developed space on the property. Under Section 2400, properties in an R-4 district may only develop 25% of the total lot square footage.  1,714 square feet represents 26% of the total lot square footage.

Section 2503 1(G) requires a 6 foot rear and side setback for accessory buildings in an R-4 district. Section 2503 (1)(C) requires that an accessory building not exceed 25% of a required rear yard. Section 2503 (1)(E)(1) states that an accessory building may not exceed 850 square feet. Section 2503 (1)(E)(5) requires that an accessory building not exceed the square footage of the main building. Section 2400 stipulates that in a R-4 district, buildings may not exceed 25% of the total square footage of a lot.

Section 2503 (1)(D) requires a rear setback of 35 feet in a R-4 district, and a minimum side setback of 10 feet. Section 2503 (1)(E) requires that an accessory building not be greater than 850 square feet and Section 2503 (1)(E) requires that an accessory building not be exceed the ground floor of the principal building in a R-4 district.

OTHER MATTERS

ADJOURNMENT

NOTICE: People with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in this meeting should contact the Community Development Department (248) 347-0415 at least seven working days in advance of the meeting. An attempt will be made to make reasonable accommodations.

 

 

[../../../../../Include-SignatureMinutes.htm]