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Agenda - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA
CITY OF NOVI
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 12, 2013  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 DECEMBER 11, 2012 MINUTES
2. Approval of the January 8, 2013 MINUTES
 
PUBLIC REMARKS
1. Case No. PZ13-0001  26348 MANDALAY CIRCLE
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The applicant is requesting variances from the CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 to allow construction of a new single family home on an existing lot with a reduced side setback of 13 feet and an aggregate side yard setback of 38 feet. The property is located east of Beck Road and north of 11 Mile Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires that a structure within the R-1 zoning district have a minimum side yard setback of 15 feet and an aggregate side yard setback of 40 feet.
 
2. Case No. PZ13-0002  44575 TWELVE MILE RD.
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The applicant is requesting variances from Section 28-5(3)h, 28-1(10) and 28-10(a)of the Novi Sign Ordinance to one 70 square foot suspended sign as well as 20 square foot sign on a short pole.  A single non-pole mounted ground sign of 30 sq. ft. would be allowed. The property is located west of Novi Road, and south of Twelve Mile Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-5(3)h permits only one sign if a ground sign is used; Section 28-1(10) requires ground signs to be supported by a monument on the ground, not a pole; Section 28-10(a) states that a sign not expressly permitted is prohibited.  Suspended signage is not referenced or permitted.
 
3. Case No. PZ13-0003  47960 GRAND RIVER AVE. (Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt)
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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 an oversize wall sign of 40 square feet (32.3 square feet allowed) located on the south face of a new retail tenant suite. The property is located north of Grand River and west of Beck Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(2)b.1.(a)i.a. permits a single wall sign for each business storefront in the B2 district, with a size not to exceed 1.25 feet for every linear foot of business frontage.
 
4. Case No. PZ13-0004  41197 PARK FOREST CT.
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The applicant is requesting a variance of 30 feet from the requirements of the CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2515.1.a(2) to allow  a fence within an exterior side yard setback on a corner lot.  The fence is adjacent to the property line.  The property is located north of Nine Mile Road and east of Meadowbrook Road.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2515.1.a(2) stipulates that fences shall not extend toward the front of a lot nearer than the minimum front yard setback distance and Section 2400(c) that exterior side yard abutting a street shall be provided with a setback equal to the front yard setback in the R4 district. In this case a setback of 30 feet would be required.
 
OTHER MATTERS
ADJOURNMENT
 
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