MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2004, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Baker, Kozakiewicz, Geisler, Mead and Svenson

ABSENT:     Dowling, Max, Senesac and Wieland (each excused)

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager; Mark Ostgarden, City Planner; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist; Sally Sutton, Zoning Board of Appeals Member and 2 others

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of January 27, 2004

It was moved by Mead and supported by Baker to approve the minutes of January 27th.  The minutes were unanimously approved as corrected.

 

3.   Public Hearings

     

      Site Plan No. 236 – Consideration of site plan approval requested by LEPTA Associates, LLC

      to revise an approved site plan (#194) for Forestridge Condominiums to increase the number

      of residential units from 68 to 74 on approximately 20 acres located west of Dublin Avenue and

      north of Saginaw Road.  [see transcript]

     

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

5.      Old Business

 

None

 

6.  New Business

A.  Zoning of Annexed Property – Discuss application of a City of Midland Zoning classification to the following properties in preparation for public hearings:

1.     4792 E. Wheeler St. – Property owned by City of Midland – agricultural.

2.     7221 Jefferson Ave. – Property owned by M.E. Free Church – Residential Business.

3.     7501 Perrine Rd. – Property owned by Gary Bartow – Residential A-1.

4.     7505 Perrine Rd. – Property owned by Maria Bailey – Residential A-1.

5.     6700 N. Saginaw Rd. – Property owned by Jim Johnson – Business B-2.

Motion to schedule a public hearing for March 9th for the proposed properties.


B.    City of Midland Zoning Ordinance – Continued discussion of draft zoning text.

        Mark Ostgarden led a discussion on how to permit parking in residential zones

for business or office service uses.

Commissioner Mead would rather allow this through the conditional use permit process.

The preliminary draft will be presented to the entire Planning Commission at the next

meeting.

 

7.  Communications

The Planning Director passed out the new issue of Planning & Zoning News.

 

8.  Report of the Chairman

      The chairman had no report.

9.   Report of the Planning Director

The Director reported on the following matters:

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

February 9th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

Set date for Zoning Petition No. 505 – Family & Children’s Service of Midland (March 8)

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

                                Site Plan No. 235 – Alpine Mobile Home Village, Phase II - Approved

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

               

February 24th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.        Site Plan No. 237 – Midland Soccer Club

2.        Zoning Petition No. 506 – Walgreen’s (SE corner Saginaw / Eastman)

3.        City of Midland Zoning Ordinance

 

                                ACTION ITEMS

                                                Site Plan No. 236 – Forestridge Estates

                               

March 9th

                                PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.        Zoning Petition No. 507 – 5701 Perrine (Bartow)

2.        Zoning Petition No. 508 – 6700 N Saginaw (Johnson)

3.        Zoning Petition No. 509 – 4792 E Wheeler (City)

4.        Zoning Petition No. 510 – 7505 Perrine (Bailey)

5.        Zoning Petition No. 511 – W of Jefferson (M.E. Free Church)

 


                                ACTION ITEMS

1.        Site Plan No. 237 – Midland Soccer Club

2.        Zoning Petition No. 506 – Walgreen’s (SE corner Saginaw / Eastman)

3.        City of Midland Zoning Ordinance

 

10.  Adjourn.

Adjournment at approximately 8:22 PM was moved by Svenson, seconded by Geisler and unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jon Lynch, AICP

Planning Commission Secretary

 

 

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