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General Planning News
Upcoming Planning Commission Committee Meeting
The Ordinance Revisions Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 5:45 -6:45 pm in the First Floor South conference room, Larcom City Hall. The committee will review potential amendments to the zoning ordinance for the South Main and East William Street area and discuss potential amendments to make all drive-thru uses subject to special exception use approval.
Upcoming Citizen Participation Meetings
The developers of the Circle K Gas Station project at 1420 East Stadium have scheduled a citizen participation meeting for Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6-8 pm in the Pittsfield Public Library (2359 Oak Valley Drive). The Circle K project will involve demolition of the existing gas station and construction of a new gas station/convenience store. The project will also involve rezoning a part of the parcel from P(Parking) to C3 (Fringe Commercial). See the announcement in the link below for more information:
The developers of the Burton Commons Apartments project at 2559-2825 Burton Road have scheduled a citizen participation meeting for Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6-8 pm in the Pittsfield Elementary library (2543 Pittsfield Blvd). The Burton Commons Apartments project proposes the construction a residential apartment complex with 80 units in 5 residential buildings and a clubhouse. This plan has a current site plan approval. The only proposed addition to the plan is a sound wall that runs the en-tire length of the east property line, between the freeway and the apartment buildings. See the announcement in the link below for more information:
The developers of a new indoor tennis/recreation facility at Lots 26, 29, 30 and part of 31 Research Park Drive have scheduled a citizen participation meeting for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Burlington Office Building 2, ground floor atrium, at 315 East Eisenhower. See the announcement in the link below for more information:
The developers of a new residential project at 2250 Ann Arbor-Saline Road have scheduled a citizen participation meeting for Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6:30-8 pm at the Holiday Inn Express at 600 Briarwood Circle. The project is proposed as a new "market rate", active adult, residential condominium building. The contemplated building would rise 3 stories on top of a single level of a mostly below grade parking garage. The project would also include a regional storm water detention basin to help with flooding issues in the area. See the announcement in the link below for more information:
For more information about the Citizen Participation Ordinance requirements, please contact Planning Services at (734) 794-6265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
R4C/R2A Zoning District Study
The City Council reappointed the R4C/R2A Task Force on July 1, 2013 to provide advice on the Planning Commission's recommendations. The final R4C/R2A task force report is now available.
Downtown Zoning Evaluation Project
The Planning Commission recently conducted an evaluation of the downtown zoning changes that were approved by City Council in 2009. After considering the Planning Commission's recommendations, City Council on January 21, 2014 passed a resolution with its recommendations for amendments to the downtown zoning map and ordinance. For more information, visit the project website at www.a2gov.org/downtownzoning.
Non-Motorized Plan Update:
City Council and the City Planning Commission has adopted the Non-Motorized Plan as an amendment to the City Master Plan. The plan is provided in the link below:
Capital Improvements Plan Update
The Planning Commission held a public hearing and approved second year updates to the Capital Improvements Plan Committee on December 3, 2013. For more information, go to the CIP webpage at www.a2gov.org/cip.
Updated Fee Schedule
Updated fees for development review, appeals and zoning administration go into effect on July 1, 2013. The revised fee schedule is provided in the link below:
Sign Ordinance Amendments:
City Council approved amendments to Chapter 61 (Signs and Outdoor Advertising) at its June 17, 2013 meeting. The ordinance amendments prohibits off-premise signs (i.e. billboards) larger than 200 sf; allows for “changeable copy” to be used on a portion of a sign; and sets limits on the brightness of illuminated signs. The ordinance amendments are provided in the link below:
South State Street Corridor Plan:
The Planning Commission adopted the South State Street Corridor Plan as an amendment to the Master Plan: Land Use element on May 21, 2013. City Council will consider the plan on July 15, 2013. To view the adopted plan, go to the South State Street Corridor Plan project webpage.
ZORO Draft Available:
Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Packet
The City Planning Commission generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Council Chambers (2nd floor of City Hall) and has a working session on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Planning Commission meeting schedule, agendas and packets are available at the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center.
- Click the following link to access the City's Meeting, Agenda and Minutes Calendar. Scroll down the page to the City Planning Commission meeting and click on the Agenda or Meeting Details links for the packet materials.
Planning Commission Committee Meetings
Planning Commission committee meetings are open to the public. Public comments are accepted at the end of the meeting.
- The Citizen Engagement Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 4-5 pm in the First Floor North conference room, Larcom City Hall. The committee will review an evaluation of the citizen participation ordinance and discuss potential changes.
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