Ann Arbor City Planning Commission: June 6, 2023

Jun 6, 2023 | Planning

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 to reflect what has already been been built. To the south, the building is four feet closer to Ellsworth and to the east, the building is four feet closer to homes on Shadowood Drive. 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.

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Meeting Length: 2h 8m

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