MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY PLANNING COMMISSION,

WHICH TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY,

MAY 22, 2007, 7:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   Roll Call

PRESENT:  Brown, Eyre, Hanna, Mead, Senesac and Svenson

ABSENT:    Gaynor, Jocks and Kozakiewicz

OTHERS PRESENT: Daryl Poprave, Deputy Planning Director; Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist, and 8 others.

 

2.   Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of May 8, 2007.

It was moved by Senesac and supported by Brown to approve the minutes of May 8, 2007.  The minutes were unanimously approved as presented. 

 

3.    Public Hearing

 

      None

           

4.   Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

      None

 

5.    New Business

 

      None

 

6.  Old Business

 

      a.  Site Plan No. 260 – A request by Three Rivers Corporation, on

behalf of Chemical Bank, for site plan review and approval of a 3,785 square foot proposed commercial office (bank) building located at 6711 Jefferson Avenue on 3.5 acres. 

 

Mr. Poprave presented an aerial photograph showing the subject property.  The property is on the southwest corner of Jefferson Avenue and Joe Mann Boulevard.  It is surrounded by Regional Commercial zoning to the north, west, and south, and the soccer fields to the east are zoned Community. 

 

The site is for a 3,785 square foot proposed bank building, which would not normally trigger site plan review by the Planning Commission.  However, as the site plan shows two new curb cuts, this does require review by the Planning Commission. 

 

Mr. Eyre stated they did a good job with this site plan and he is in support of this plan.  Ms. Hanna agreed.  Mr. Senesac, Ms. Brown, Mr. Mead and Ms. Svenson were also in agreement, stating they could support the plan.  Mr. Eyre stated the dumpster screening needed to be added as an additional contingency item.

 

      It was moved by Mead and seconded by Hanna to recommend City Council approval of the Site Plan No. 260 contingent upon:

 

1.      The storm water detention system is designed and constructed in accordance with the City of Midland Engineering Department specifications.

2.      Parking on the south side service drive is prohibited.

3.      The public sidewalk on Jefferson Avenue is constructed per Engineering Department specifications.

4.      All landscaping shall comply with Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance.

5.   All exterior lighting shall comply with Section 3.12 of the Zoning Ordinance.

6.   All exterior signage shall comply with Article 8 of the Zoning Ordinance.

7.    All parking spaces shall comply with Section 5.01D of the Zoning Ordinance and be delineated with the “box” style striping.

8.    Dumpster conforms with 3.15 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

YEA:          Brown, Eyre, Hanna, Mead, Senesac and Svenson

NAY:         None

ABSENT:  Gaynor, Jocks and Kozakiewicz

 

The motion was approved 6-0.

 

7.  Communications

 

     None

 

8.  Report of the Chairman  

    

     None

 

9.  Report of the Planning Director

 

CITY COUNCIL                                                                                              

 

May 21st         

                        PUBLIC HEARINGS              None

                        ACTION ITEMS

                       

SP #259 – A. J. Damman Company, on behalf of Eastlawn Center LC, a request for site plan review and approval for a 8,226 square foot proposed building located at 803 South Saginaw Road on 8.88 acres

Approved

 

Winding Creek Estates #2 Final Plat – Bennett Construction, a request to approve the final plat for Winding Creek Estates #2, a 33 lot subdivision located on 10.6 acres North of Letts Road and East of Perrine Rd.  Approved.

 

June 11th       

                        PUBLIC HEARINGS              None

                        ACTION ITEMS                    

 

SP# 260 – A request by Three Rivers Corporation, on behalf of Chemical Bank, for site plan review and approval for a 3,785 square foot proposed building located at 6711 Jefferson Avenue on 3.5 acres

                       

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

            June 12th   

            PUBLIC HEARING

 

Conditional Use Permit No. 23 - A request by J.S.W. Holding, LLC for a parking lot for hospital administration at 4815 Christie Court.  This property is located in a Residential A-1 zoning district 

 

            ACTION ITEM                        None

 

            June 26th     

            PUBLIC HEARING    None

 

            ACTION ITEM           

 

Conditional Use Permit No. 23 - A request by J.S.W. Holding, LLC for a parking lot for hospital administration at 4815 Christie Court.  This property is located in a Residential A-1 zoning district

                         

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

            May 15, 2007-Meeting Canceled

 

            Next meeting scheduled for June 19, 2007

 

PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE SITE PLAN REVIEWS

 

Administrative Site Plan #33 – A request by Plymouth Square Investments, 925 East Wheeler Rd, for a site plan review of a two story office building with a first floor total area of 4,000 square feet.  The proposed use of the building is office space to be utilized by Century 21 Central.  This is an addition to the Plymouth Square development.  Parking and landscaping have already been installed.  Deputy Director Poprave will be conducting the review. 

 

DIRECTOR’S NOTES

 

I have received seven evaluation forms in response to our recent training retreat.  Staff is still accepting completed evaluation forms.  Please complete and return your evaluation form to the Planning Department office at your earliest convenience.      

 

Applications are being accepted for one upcoming vacancy on the board.  Information is available through the City Clerk’s office. 

 

June 12, 2007 is the next regular Planning Commission meeting. 

 

The Engineering Department is preparing to give a presentation about storm water management and the city’s requirements at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for July 24, 2007.  

 

The public can view the Master Plan Update by accessing the City’s website at www.midland-mi.org and going to the Master Plan Update link on the homepage.

 

10.  Adjourn

Adjournment at 7:22 p.m. was unanimously approved.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Keith Baker

Director of Planning and Community Development

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION