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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA

 

CITY OF NOVI

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 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 AUGUST 14, 2012 minutes

Public Remarks

  1. Case No. 12-031 43700 Expo Center Drive
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    The applicant is requesting an exception to (5) Sections of the Novi Sign Ordinance: Section 28-5 (3), Section 28-5 (2) a.2.ii, Section 28-5 (2) a.1.i, Section 28-1(10) and Section 28-1 (3). Applicant requests to place two signs on the water tower at the former Expo Center property, reading "Adell" horizontally on the top and "Novi" vertically on the support of the water tower. The property is located west of Novi Road and south of Interstate 96.

    The sign would be 120 square feet, exceeding the maximum size of 100 square feet. It also would be 120 feet in height, exceeding the maximum height of 6 feet, and would not be "supported by a monument," with the base of the sign on the ground. Finally, the sign would not reference a business located on the premises.

    CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(3) permits only one (1) sign per property.

    CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (2) a.2.ii allows a ground sign to be a maximum of six (6) feet in height.

    CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5 (2) a.1.i stipulates that a ground sign be no more than 100 square feet.

    CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-1 (10) states that a ground sign must be supported by a monument with the base of the sign on the ground.

    CITY OF NOVI CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-1(3) requires that a business sign reference only the name of a business on the premises.

  2. Case No. 12-034 121 Austin Drive
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    The applicant is requesting a variance from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400. Front yard and side yard setback requirements are stated in Section 2400. The minimum front yard for a lot in an R-4 District is 30 feet and the minimum side yard is 10 feet. The proposed reconstruction/repair of an existing nonconforming structure would maintain the structure with only a 210" side yard, 72" short of the mandated minimum. The front yard would have a 10 setback, 20 below the required minimum. The property is located west of Old Novi Road and south of 13 Mile Road in the R-4 Zoning District.

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

    CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires that a site within a R-4 district have a minimum side yard setback of 10 and a minimum aggregate of 25.

  3. Case No. 12-038 43205 Crescent Blvd.
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    The applicant is requesting a variance from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(2)b.1.(a)i.a. to allow and oversize wall sign of 83 square feet located on the west face of a new retail tenant suite.. The property is located north of Grand River and east of Novi Road in the TC District.

    CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(2)b.1.(a)i.a. permits a single wall sign for sites in the TC district, with a size not to exceed 1.25 feet for every linear foot of contiguous public/private street frontage or 65 feet, whichever is smaller.

     

  4. Case No. 12-040 45605 Nine Mile
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    The applicant is requesting a variance to install a 5 ft. -8 in. tall masonry pier and baluster perimeter fence and approximately 6 ft. -5 in. high decorative aluminum gate in the front yard of a residence. The property is located south of Nine Mile Road and east of Beck Road in the R-1 Zoning District.

    CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2515 of the Zoning Ordinance limits residential fences to 6 ft. in height and indicates that fences shall not extend toward the front of the lot nearer than the minimum front yard setback distance.

  5. Case No. 12-042 1929 West Lake Dr.
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The applicant is requesting variances from Table 2400 of the Novi Zoning Ordinance to allow a reduction the required south side yard setback of 10 ft. to 0.5 ft., and a reduction in the required 25 ft. aggregate side setback to 23.5 ft. for proposed addition to an existing nonconforming residence. The applicant is also requesting a variance to increase the height of a single story portion of the existing non-conforming residence. The property is located east of West Lake Drive and north of South Lake Drive in the R-4 Zoning District.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires a minimum side yard setback of 10 ft., and 25 ft. aggregate for the two side yards. Section 2502(4) limits the improvements allowed to a nonconforming structure.

 

OTHER MATTERS

ADJOURNMENT

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