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Agenda - Tuesday, March 12, 2013
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA
CITY OF NOVI
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 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

PUBLIC REMARKS

1. Case No. 13-0005  gfs Marketplace  AT approximately 44225 w. TWELVE  mile rd
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The applicant is requesting variances from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400.  Building and parking setback requirements are stated in Section 2400.  The minimum building setback in the RC District in all yards is 100 ft.  The proposed building setback in the eastern yard is 65 ft. and the proposed building setback in the southern yard is 28 ft.  The minimum side and rear yard parking setback in the RC District is 10 ft.  The proposed parking area is setback 4 ft. in the side (western) yard and is setback 3 ft. in the rear (southern) yard. 
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires that buildings in the RC Zoning District be setback 100 ft.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires that parking in the side and rear yard in the RC Zoning District be setback 10 ft.
 
2. Case No. PZ13-0007  156 REXTON
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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 South Lake Drive and east of West Park Drive.
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 Zoning District. In this case a setback of 30 feet would be required.
 
3. Case No. PZ13-0008  40380 Grand River (Big Tommy’s Parthenon)
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The applicant is requesting a variance from Sections 28-13 and 28-10 of the Novi Sign Ordinance to allow a sheet fabric type sign and revision of a previous variance to allow and increased sign are from 76 square feet to 119 square feet.  The property is located west of Haggerty Road, and north of Grand River in the I-1 Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-13 permits signs to be constructed only of materials specified for such structures in the State Construction Code.   Section 28-10 prohibits banner signs.
 
4. Case No. PZ13-0009  39555 Ten Mile Road (Primecare Urgent Care)
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The applicant is requesting a variance from Section 28-10(a) and 28-5(3) of the Novi Sign Ordinance to allow a 37 square foot roof sign in addition to the existing ground sign with tenant identification.  The property is located west of Haggerty Road, and south of Ten Mile in the OS-1 Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-10(a) does not allow roof signs. Section 28-5(3) permits only one sign per parcel of property.
 
5. Case No. PZ13-0010  24926 Bloomfield Ct.
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The applicant is requesting a variance from the CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2503.1(E) to allow construction of a new single family home with an attached garage of 1215 square feet.   The property is located west of Beck Road and north of 8 Mile Road in the R-4 Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2503.1(E) allows accessory uses of up to 850 square feet in the R-4 Zoning District.
 
6. Case No. PZ13-0011   42400 Grand River (Access Point)
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The applicant is requesting variances from Section 28-5(3))of the Novi Sign Ordinance to allow addition of a 24 square foot wall sign on the exterior of a multi-tenant office building.  The property is currently served by a ground sign allowed by right and is proposed to remain. The property is located east of Novi Road, and north of Grand River in the B-3 zoning district.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-5(3) permits only one sign if a ground sign is used and permits a wall sign only for businesses with a separate exterior entrance.
 
7. Case No. PZ13-0012   46100/46080 Grand River/26925 Taft Road
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The applicant is requesting variances from Section 28-5(3), 28-5(2)a.1.i and 28-7(b)2 of the Novi Sign Ordinance to allow nine additional or altered signs as follows:
  • (3) oversize 12 sq. ft. drive identifications signs
  • (1) additional internal site directional sign of 26.9 sq. ft. at vehicle drop off
  • (1) additional 65 sq. ft. wall or oversize 100 sq. ft. ground sign
  • (3) additional oversize wall signs of 162 sq. ft., 375 sq. ft. and 170 sq. ft.
  • Modification of previous variance ZBA04-009 to permit addition of 46 sq. ft.  panel to a pylon sign adjacent to I-96.
The property is located west of Novi Road, and north of Grand River, in the OST with EXO, Planned Office Service Technology District with Exposition Overlay Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-5(3) permits only one sign per parcel of property. Section 28-5(2)a.1.i (fka 28-(2)a.1.i) allows a maximum area of 100 sq. ft. and 28-7(b)2 limits directional signage to 3 sq. ft. with max. 30% business information. 
Section 28-5(2) b.1.(a)ii allows a maximum of 65 sq. ft. total sign area for a multi-tenant, multi-story building.
 
8. Case No. PZ13-0013   21373 Bridle Run
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The applicant is requesting a variance from the CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, and Section 2400 to allow construction of a new single family home with a reduced front setback of 30 ft. (45 ft. required).   The property is located west of Beck Road and north of 8 Mile Road in the RA zoning district.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 and the Marbury Park Estates RUD (Residential Unit Development) approval requires that structures designated as part of the R-A zoning district have a minimum front yard setback of 45 ft.
 
OTHER MATTERS
ADJOURNMENT
 
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