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Agenda - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA 
CITY OF NOVI
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2014  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 JANUARY 14, 2014 MINUTES
2. APPROVAL OF  THE FEBRUARY 11, 2014 MINUTES 

PUBLIC REMARKS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. Case No. PZ14-0003  27600 Wixom Rd (Parcel 5022-17-101-029) - Varsity Lincoln
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The applicant is requesting a variance from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(5)b to allow  an changeable copy ground sign of 28 square feet located on the south (Wixom Road) existing access drive of display lot. The property is located on the south side of Grand River and east of Wixom Road, in the B-3 General Business District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(5)b changeable copy signs shall be permitted only for places of worship; schools; movie theatres and similar entertainment venues; restaurants; and recreational facilities at which events change on a regular basis.
 
2. Case No. PZ14-0004 24151 Cortland Blvd – ORCHARD RIDGE ESTATES
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The applicant is requesting a variance from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES; Section 2513 allowing an entrance monument sign within the corner clearance zone area. The applicant is also requesting variances from 28-5(2)d.3 to allow placement of the entrance monument sign within a required street right of way setback. The property is located on the south side of 10 Mile Road and west of Novi Road in the R-4 Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Sign Ordinance Section 2513 which requires a 25-foot corner clearance (clear view) zone and section 28-5(2)d.3 which requires entranceway signs be located at least 10 feet from  any street right of way.
 
3. Case No. PZ14-0005   1171 East Lake Dr
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The applicant is requesting variances from the CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 to allow construction of a one-story addition and a second floor addition over existing footprint on an existing nonconforming lot with a reduced side setback of 3 ft, a reduced aggregate side setback of 8 ft. The property is located west of Novi Road and south of 14 Mile Road in the R-4 Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 2400 requires that a structure within an R-4 zoning district have a minimum side setback of 10 ft., and a minimum aggregate side setback of 25 ft.
 
4. Case No. PZ14-0006  44225 Twelve Mile Rd C103 –BUDDY’S PIZZA
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The applicant is requesting variances from Section 28-5(1)d, 28-5(2)b.1.(a)i.a. and 28-5(3) of the Novi Sign Ordinance to allow additional signs as follows:
·         (1) Projecting wall signs of 87 sq. ft.
·         (1) Wall sign of 81 sq. ft. at north elevation
·         (1) Wall sign of 95.6 sq. ft. at west elevation.  
The property is located on the south side of Twelve Mile Road, and east of Cabaret Drive in the RC Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-5(1)d permits only one ground sign, wall sign, or canopy sign per parcel of property and 28-5(2)b.1.(a)i.a. permits a wall sign of maximum 65 square feet in area. Section 28-5(3) permits a single wall sign for each business storefront in the RC district.
 
5. Case No. PZ14-0007 47900 Grand River Ave - Applebee’s Restaurant
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The applicant is requesting a variance from Section 28-5(2)a.2.ii of the Novi Sign Ordinance to allow a revision of a previous variance to allow an increased sign height from 7 feet to 8 feet.  The property is located on the north side of Grand River, and west of Beck Road in the B-2 Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-5(2)a.2.ii allows signage to a maximum height of 6 feet
 
6. Case No. PZ14-0008  42355 Grand River Ave – Feldman Automotive
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The applicant is requesting a variance  from CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(3) to allow  an oversize  ground directional sign of 15 square feet for an existing automotive dealership.  The property is located south of Grand River and east of Novi Road.  Previous variance 08-014 approved a sign of this size and location specifically for Hertz car rentals, in the B-3 Zoning District.
CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCES, Section 28-5(3) number of on-premises advertising signs permitted states: "No building or parcel of land shall be allowed more than one (1) sign…"
 
OTHER MATTERS
ADJOURNMENT
 
NOTICE: People with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in this meeting should contact the Community Development Department (248) 347-0415 at least seven working days in advance of the meeting. An attempt will be made to make reasonable accommodations.