MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2003, 7:00 P.M.,
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
1. Roll Call
PRESENT: Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Senesac, Slicker, Svenson and Wieland
OTHERS PRESENT: Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Administrative Assistant; and 9 others
2. Approval of Minutes
Regular Meeting of May 13, 2003
It was moved by Senesac and supported by Wieland to approve the minutes of May 13th, after checking the dates in the minutes. The minutes were unanimously approved.
3. Public Hearings
Site Plan No. 227 – Request by Ledy Design Group, Inc. for site plan review and approval of a development that includes a 104,795 s.f. Home Depot with an additional 28,078 s.f. garden center and a separate 40,044 s.f. retail building on 25.47 acres located north of Joe Mann Boulevard, west of Jefferson Avenue and east of Eastman Avenue. [see transcript]
4. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)
5. Old Business
Planned Unit Development No. 15 – Request by Clifford Reese of Shiloh Homes for final plan approval of the Carolina Cove PUD located west of Abbott Road, south of Alta Court and north of Betsey Drive. Mr. Lynch provided a review of the PUD approval process as well as the site plan. It was noted that the role of the Planning Commission at this point is to determine whether the final plan is in compliance with the preliminary plan.
Commissioners discussed parking requirements and placement, emergency access to the development, and introduction of the pedestrian walkway.
It was moved by Wieland and seconded by Slicker to recommend approval of the final plan. The vote proceeded as follows:
Yea: Baker, Dowling, Geisler, Kozakiewicz, Max, Senesac, Svenson and Wieland
6. New Business
A notice of public hearing regarding a zoning map amendment in Midland Township was provided to Planning Commissioners.
8. Report of the Chairman
Carol Svenson went to a conference on Developing Livable Communities and the City of Midland received a Level II award. Commissioners Svenson reported on the information received during the conference.
9. Report of the Planning Director
The Director reported on the following matters:
1) Zoning Petition No. 500 (Public Hearing) – Todd Bennett: W. Wackerly Street, N & E of Northgate Dr. from OS-2 to Business B-1. DENIED
2) Site Plan No. 226 – The Courts at Josephs Run, N of Joseph Dr. & W. of Midfield Lane (18 unit site condominium) Postponed from April 28th DENIED
Site Plan No. 227 – Home Depot, Joe Mann Blvd., W of Wal-Mart & E of Meijer
PUD No. 15 – Carolina Cove, Abbott Rd.,
Site Plan No. 224 – Pizza Hut, N. Saginaw Rd., W of Hidden Pines Ct & E of Mac St.
Due to a publication error by MDN this hearing was postponed from May 27th to June 10th. As a result, staff will recommend that action be taken on the site plan at the conclusion of the public hearing. This will result in City Council consideration on June 23rd versus July 14th. The second public hearing notice indicates that the Planning Commission may act on the site plan on June 10th.
May 31st – Special Session on Ordinances
9:00 AM City Council Chamber
Site Plan No. 220 – Taco Bell Staff has met with Bill Beckett and Leroy Asher and discussed project status. Developer continues to research validity of access easements to the project site.
Zoning of Annexed Properties – Staff needs to meet with Midland Fence to identify specific location of zoning district boundary line. Campbell has confirmed interest in commercial zoning. Waiting for response from Bell. Target date for public hearings is June 24th.
Adjournment at approximately 8:12 PM was moved by Wieland, seconded by Max, and unanimously approved.
Jon Lynch, AICP
Planning Commission Secretary
MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION