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Master Plan for Land Use 2010 (adopted 8/25/10)

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Master Plan for Land Use 2010
(adopted 8/25/10)

Future Land Use Map


 Part 1
Cover, Resolution of Adoption, Acknowledgements, Title Page, Table of Contents, List of Figures and Tables, Future Land Use Map Changes; Chapter 1 - Executive Summary, Chapter 2 - Introduction
(7.5 MB)
 Part 2
Chapter 3 - Existing Conditions
(14.4 MB)
 Part 3
Chapter 3 - Existing Conditions (con't)
(14.5 MB)
 Part 4
Chapter 3 - Existing Conditions (con't)
(11.5 MB)
 Part 5
Chapter 3 - Existing Conditions (con't)
(8.0 MB)
 Part 6
Chapter 3 - Existing Conditions (con't), Chapter 4 - Community Forecasting
(14.5 MB)
 Part 7
Chapter 4 - Community Forecasting (con't)
(12.3 MB)
 Part 8
Chapter 5 - Goals, Objectives and Implementation
(5.2 MB)

 

Master Plan for Land Use Review (3/26/10) 
 Part 1 - TOC-Chapter 9  (10.8 MB)
 Part 2 - Chapters 10-12  (13.8 MB)
 Part 3 - Appendices A-E  (11.9 MB)
 Part 4 - Appendix F  (11.0 MB)
 Part 5 - Appendix G  (11.2 MB)
 Part 6 - Appendices H-J  (11.5 MB)
Meeting Archive
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On August 25, 2010, the City of Novi Planning Commission adopted a set of 2010 Master Plan for Land Use amendments. This action marks the end of the Master Plan review and amendment process started in December of 2008.

2010 Master Plan Study Areas
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Between December 2008 and April 2010, the Planning Commission’s Master Plan and Zoning Committee, with assistance from the City’s planning staff, reviewed the City’s Master Plan for Land Use including a section-by-section review of the future land use designations of all properties in the City and a review of the Master Plan’s goals, objectives and implementation strategies. In addition, three study areas (Special Planning Project Area 1, Eleven Mile and Beck Roads and Grand River Avenue and Beck Road) were identified and extensively reviewed. During this process, the Master Plan and Zoning Committee and the planning staff produced a Master Plan for Land Use Review document and a set of proposed Master Plan Amendments. After recommendation from the Planning Commission, City Council approved the distribution of the proposed Master Plan for Land Use amendments for comments. After the close of the comment period, the Master Plan and Zoning Committee and staff reviewed the comments and recommended a few minor changes to the proposed Amendments. On July 14, 2010 the Planning Commission held an additional public hearing on the proposed amendments and on August 25th the Commission approved a resolution adopting the 2010 Master Plan for Land Use Amendments.

 

The adopted Amendments includes guidelines and policies to help the City to continue to make well thought out land use decisions. The 2010 Master Plan amendments include the following major components:

  • Replacing the current Office future land use definition with three new office land use definitions, (1) Community Office, (2) Office Commercial and (3) Office, Research, Development and Technology and replacing Office use areas on the Future Land Use Map City-wide with one of the above new office designations generally reflecting the current Office Service (OS-1), Office Service Commercial (OSC) and Planned Office Service Technology (OST) zoning of the properties to provide more attractive definitions of the office uses and to reflect the types of office developments the City desires in specific areas of the City;
  • Replacing the Light Industrial future land use definition with a new Industrial, Research Development and Technology land use definition and replacing Light Industrial use areas on the Future Land Use Map City-wide with the new Industrial, Research, Development and Technology future land use designation to provide a more attractive land use definition and reflect the land uses desired in the areas;
  •  Designating the western portion of Special Planning Project Area 1 Study Area for Community Office future land uses and designating the eastern portion for Industrial, Research Development and Technology future land uses to provide additional land available for office and industrial uses similar to those located in the neighborhood;
  • Creating a new Suburban Low Rise future land use definition with a set supporting goals, objectives and implementation strategies and designate a portion of the Eleven Mile and Beck Roads Study Area that is located between high intensity development along Grand River Avenue and single family residential development south of the Study Area for Suburban Low Rise uses that will provide a transition in intensity, protect the residential character of the area and provide additional development options;
  •  Moderately increasing the maximum residential density in the remaining portions of the Eleven Mile and Beck Roads Study Area;
  • Creating a new Office, Research, Development and Technology with Retail Overlay land use designation and supporting goals, objectives and implementation strategies and assigning this designation to two areas near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Beck Road to provide an area to develop retail services to serve the employees and visitors to the nearby office areas and provide an additional basket of permitted uses provided access is limited to reduce the impact that increased traffic that would result from retail development;
  •  Adding new City-wide goals, objectives and implementation strategies to promote alternative transportation modes healthy lifestyles, attractive and diverse housing, “Green” building and the preservation of natural features in the City;
  •  Minor map changes City-wide; and
  •  City-wide reference map changes.

Building on the City of Novi’s long history of land use planning, the adopted 2010 Master Plan for Land Use includes additional goals and objectives that will help the City of Novi’s elected and appointed officials and staff make land use decisions that further prosperity and quality of life in Novi in the 21st Century.