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File #: 17-1541    Version: 1 Name: 10/16/17 DTE State Street Utility Substation Planned Project Site Plan for City Council
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/16/2017 Final action: 10/16/2017
Enactment date: 10/16/2017 Enactment #: R-17-399
Title: Resolution to Approve DTE State Street Utility Substation Planned Project Site Plan, at 2551 South State Street (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. DTE South State Staff Report for CPC Sept 9-6-2017.pdf
Related files: 17-1247
Title
Resolution to Approve DTE State Street Utility Substation Planned Project Site Plan, at 2551 South State Street (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Memorandum
Attached is a resolution to approve DTE Utility Substation Expansion on South State Street Planned Project Site Plan. Approval of this resolution will allow for the construction of an expanded substation on 2.53 acres.

Petition Summary:

* The Site Plan proposes to increase capacity of the existing substation by installing two new 120/40kV transformers with two control centers on raised concrete mats. The footprint of the facility will be expanded and surrounded by a masonry wall.

* A Planned Project Site Plan is proposed because the height of the transformer towers is proposed to be 55 feet tall with 15 foot tall lighting rods on top which brings the height of the proposed towers to 70 feet. The maximum height in the M1 zoning district is 35 feet.

* Additional landscaping is proposed to be provided to mitigate the visual impact of the substation. A total of 37 new trees will be planted in various locations around the security wall as well as a variety of grasses and shrubs.

* In response to the Planning Commission, additional trees are being proposed adjacent to South State and the petitioner is conducting conversations with Ann Arbor Public Schools regarding treatments for the wall adjacent to the School's Offices.

The City Planning Commission, at its meeting of September 5, 2017, recommended approval of this request.

Attachments: Proposed Resolution
9/5/17 Planning Staff Report
9/5/17 Planning Commission Minutes
Staff
Prepared By: Jeff Kahan, City Planner
Reviewed By: Brett Lenart, Planning Manager
Derek Delacourt, Community Services Administrator
Approved By: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The DTE Corporation has requested planned project site plan approval in order to expand the size of an existing substation at 2551 South State Street Ma...

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