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File #: 09-0722    Version: Name: 8/6/09 Amendment to Chapter 55, Rezoning of 1.19 Acres from O (Office District) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Near North Proposal, 626-724 North Main Street (CPC Recommendation: Motion to Approve Failed - 5 Yeas and 2 Nays)
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/6/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2009 Final action: 9/21/2009
Enactment date: 9/21/2009 Enactment #: ORD-09-27
Title: Amendment to Chapter 55, Rezoning of 1.19 Acres from O (Office District) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Near North Proposal, 626-724 North Main Street (CPC Recommendation: Motion to Approve Failed - 5 Yeas and 2 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-09-27)
Attachments: 1. B-1 Briefed and approved (ORD-09-27), 2. Near North PUD Supp Regs UPDATED, 3. Near North Site Plan & Elevations UPDATED, 4. Near North Zoning Public Hearing Speakers, 5. Near North-Revised Site Plan.pdf, 6. ORD-09-27 Briefed, 7. Near North PUD Ord.doc, 8. Near North Supplemental Regulations Revised 7/30/09, 9. Near North Supp Regs.doc, 10. Near North Minutes 4-21-09.pdf, 11. Near North Minutes 5-5-09.pdf, 12. Near North PUD Ord- 6-16-09 Minutes Revised.pdf, 13. Near North Minutes 6-16-09.pdf, 14. Near North Staff Report.pdf, 15. near north petition.PDF, 16. near north notices to owner and residents, 17. Near North Zoning Opposition letter from Frank and Diane E.Solecki, 18. Near North Zoning Opposition Letter from Michael and Lois F. Brinkman, 19. Near North Opposition Letter from Kevin & Regina Dailey, 20. B-1 (Near North) Approval Notice
Title
Amendment to Chapter 55, Rezoning of 1.19 Acres from O (Office District) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Near North Proposal, 626-724 North Main Street (CPC Recommendation: Motion to Approve Failed - 5 Yeas and 2 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-09-27)
Memorandum
Approval of the Near North PUD Zoning District and Supplemental Regulations will rezone the eight properties along North Main Street (626-724 North Main Street) from O (Office District) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) to allow development of a four-story, 39-unit mixed use apartment building. The eight existing parcels will be combined into a single parcel under the proposed zoning. Below is information regarding the proposed development:

Site
· Size: 1.19 acres
· Existing zoning: Office
· Eight existing houses on eight parcels. All will be demolished and parcels combined
· Site contains floodway and floodplain

Proposed Building
· 65,144-square foot, mixed use building containing:
o 39 residential units (39 one-bedroom units)
o 17,387 square feet of underground parking (41 spaces)
o 2,714 square feet of retail use
o 1,553 square feet of office use
o 92% floor area to lot area ratio (FAR)
o Maximum height of 50 feet
· 53 parking spaces, including 12 surface spaces and 41 below the building
· All residential units will be designated as affordable housing for 30-50% Area Median Income (AMI) with up to 14 supportive housing units as defined by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
· LEED certification is proposed

The City Planning Commission motion to recommend approval of this request failed at its meeting of June 16, 2009. As contained in the attached minutes, concerns expressed include impact on the scale of the neighborhood, compliance with master plan recommendations, demolition of the existing houses on Main Street, and appropriate PUD benefits.

On September 8, 2009 City Council postponed the Second Reading of the PUD zoning district and supplemental regulations and PU...

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