Planning Commission Minutes 03-12-2009

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                                             CITY OF MUSKEGON
                                           PLANNING COMMISSION
                                             REGULAR MEETING

                                                  March 12, 2009

Chairman T. Michalski called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m. and roll was taken.

MEMBERS PRESENT:                        L. Spataro, T. Michalski, B. Mazade, B. Larson, B. Smith

MEMBERS ABSENT:                         S. Warmington, excused; T. Harryman, excused; B. Turnquist,
                                        excused; J. Aslakson, excused

STAFF PRESENT:                          L. Anguilm, D. Leafers

OTHERS PRESENT:                         D. Viening, DDBP LLC.

A motion that the minutes of the regular meeting of February 12, 2009 be approved, was made
by L. Spataro, supported by B. Larson and unanimously approved.


Case 2009-04: Request for Site Plan Review for the property located at 527 Young Avenue, by
Danielle Viening, DDBP, LLC. L. Anguilm presented the staff report. The subject property is
located in the Seaway Industrial Park and is the former Smith Packing site. This property was
rezoned from I-1 to I-2 in April 2007, and the present land use is aggregate storage & concrete
recycling. Property to the north is zoned I-2, and to the east, south, and west is I-1, Light
Industrial. The Planning Commission also gave approval in April 2007 to “process, store, and
recycle concrete and aggregate”. Site plan approval was given in March 2007, but the building
has not yet been built. In addition, the site plan has some changes that would require it to come
back before Planning Commission for approval, rather than allow staff to handle the request. Per
the Zoning Ordinance, “Minor modifications to a site plan previously approved by the Planning
Commission may be approved by the Zoning Administrator including, without limitations: a.
Change in any building size, up to five percent in total floor area.” The previous floor area of the
building was 5,340 sq. ft. The new proposed building contains 3,600 sq. ft, or a reduction of
1,740 sq. ft. In addition the following changes have been made to the site plan: a) the dumpster
has been moved from the south side of the parking area to the north side, b) truck bays have been
reduced from five to three, c) the paved drive off of Young Avenue has been lengthened, d) the
area being fenced has increased to include area directly behind the building and the drive off
Young Avenue, and e) additional aggregate piles are shown. The Planning Department staff
would require that the I-1 information be removed from the site plan, and show only the I-2
information to avoid confusion on the zoning classification. The Engineering Department has
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the following conditions of approval: a) the proposed drive off of Young (west of the building)
requires a permit from Engineering if the curb cut does not exist, and b) the paving of Temple
Street is permitted at this time and subject to being voided for future public improvements in that
area if deemed necessary by the City. The Department of Public Works has the following
comments: “Contact DPW regarding water and sewer service.” The Fire Department has no
outstanding issues with this site plan. Staff has received no other comments regarding this
request and recommends approval of the site plan for a truck garage with associated concrete
recycling and aggregate storage, subject to the conditions listed in the staff report.

L. Spataro discussed the Temple St. right-of-way and the applicant’s fence that appeared to be
very close to it. T. Michalski requested that staff forward the site plan to the County Drain
Commissioner, since the Ruddiman Creek drain ran across a portion of the property. B. Larson
asked D. Viening if she was familiar with the conditions of approval listed in the staff report.
She said that she was.

A motion that the site plan for the truck garage with associated concrete recycling and aggregate
storage, located at 527 Young Avenue for Danielle Viening, DDBP, LLC, be approved, based on
the conditions that 1) all requirements addressed in item #6 of the staff report shall be provided
as needed on a revised site plan prior to issuance of a building permit, and 2) all issues listed by
the Engineering Department in #7 and DPW in #8 of the staff report must be addressed, was
made by B. Larson, supported by B. Smith and unanimously approved.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.


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