Ann Arbor City Planning Commission: September 6, 2023

Sep 6, 2023 | Planning

This meeting was held in person at City Hall.

APPROVED: 2805 Burton Road – Brightdawn Village Site Plan Amendment. A proposal to reduce the size of the indoor gathering building by approximately 2,000 sq ft, adjust sidewalks and utility leads, relocation of barrier free parking and electric vehicle charging updates per current edition of UDC (Unified Development Code) on this 8-acre site zoned R4B (Multi-family Residential) (Legistar)

APPROVED: 1800 Washtenaw Avenue – Evans House for Scholars Special Exception Use, increasing occupancy from 65 to 107 persons. No proposed changes to exterior of house, 0.85-acre parcel, zoned R2B (Two-Family Dwelling) (Legistar)

  • The initial proposal requested an increase in occupancy from 65 to 85 persons. During the meeting, Planning Commissioners approved an increase to 107 persons, which is the maximum number based on the lot area.
  • This item was postponed from the August 1, 2023 Planning Commission meeting: https://a2council.com/ann-arbor-city-planning-commission-august-1-2023/

APPROVED: Proposed changes to the UDC for TC-1 zoning setbacks will be sent to City Council for approval. (Legistar)

  • These changes will go to City Council for final approval. City Council approved these changes at first reading on November 6, 2023: https://a2council.com/ann-arbor-city-council-november-6-2023/
  • According to the minutes, “Chair Lee recuesed himself from the hearing due to his employer’s involvement in the project.” According to Linkedin, Wonwoo Lee is the Chief Real Estate Officer for Oxford Companies. At the July 18, 2023 meeting, Wonwoo Lee was elected Chair of the Planning Commission.
  • From the staff report: “The proposed amendments include establishing Transit Corridor as a Street Type Designation and amending the new minimum and maximum required front setback depending on street type designation in the TC1 district provided in Table 5.17-4, as well as a new footnote to describe the curb line to building measurement which would apply to these setbacks. The current minimum and maximum required front setbacks for parcels not on a Transit Corridor street type remain unchanged.”
  • As initially proposed by staff, TC-1 would require front setbacks between 20 to 40 feet. This was amended by Planning Commissioners to be 18 to 28 feet, as measured from the back of the street curb to the ground floor.

APPROVED: Site plan and Landscape Modification for Blossom Dental at 2680 Packard Road. The developer is proposing a one-story 13,273 square foot building and 29 car parking lot on a 1.21 acre parcel zoned O (Office District). (Legistar)

Legistar and Video Links

Legistar: https://a2gov.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=1069318&GUID=5472102E-A66E-457B-9F70-95E1932D4808

YouTube: https://youtu.be/T3pNz72rxMU

CTN Video: https://ctnvideo.a2gov.org/CablecastPublicSite/show/8785

Meeting Length: 4h 7m

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