A2Council Meeting Summary

Ann Arbor City Planning Commission: June 6, 2023

This meeting was held in person at City Hall.

Commissioner Abrons was absent
Commissioner Gibb-Randall was absent
Commissioner Mills was absent

DENIED: Proposed Amendments to Chapter 55, Unified Development Code, Section 5.15, Permitted Uses, to define and allow Banquet Hall use in mixed-use zoning districts. (Legistar)

  • From the minutes: “Commissioner Wonwoo Lee recused himself from Agenda item 8-a noting the petitioner is his employer (he left the Chamber).” According to Linkedin, Wonwoo Lee is the Chief Real Estate Officer for Oxford Companies.
  • Staff recommended approval. Although the Planning Commission vote was 5-0 in favor of approval, the minutes note: “Lacking six affirmative votes, a denial recommendation to City Council shall be recorded“.

APPROVED: Proposed Amendments to Chapter 55, Unified Development Code, Section 5.20, Landscaping, Screening and Buffers, to amend the requirements for Conflicting Land Use Buffers and reorganize for improved consistency. (Legistar)

APPROVED: 2195 East Ellsworth Lockwood Planned Unit Development (PUD) Text Amendment – Proposal to adjust the east side setback by 4 feet from 144 feet to 140 feet and the south side setback by 4 feet from 68 feet to 64 feet. No new construction is proposed. (Legistar)

POSTPONED: 3945 – 3957 South State Site Plan and Special Exception Use – A proposal to reduce the size of the existing building at 3949-3957 South State by 1,384 square feet and add a drive through lane along the rear of the building. (Legistar)

  • The Planning Commission voted 5-1 to postpone this item until the July 18, 2023 meeting.

Legistar and Video Links

Legistar: https://a2gov.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=1069301&GUID=8D2997C7-BDAF-48EE-9C0A-E3A5B0695346

YouTube: https://youtu.be/_hycv6Cc3eo

CTN Video: https://ctnvideo.a2gov.org/CablecastPublicSite/show/8428

Meeting Length: 2h 8m