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File #: 21-1827    Version: 1 Name: 11/15/21 Grace Bible Church
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/15/2021 Final action: 11/15/2021
Enactment date: 11/15/2021 Enactment #: R-21-417
Title: Resolution to Approve Grace Bible Church Site Plan, 1300 South Maple Road (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas and 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. Grace Bible Staff Report w Maps.pdf, 2. ZBA21-034; 1300 S Maple Rd Staff Report w Attachments.pdf, 3. 9-21-2021 CPC Minutes -Approved by CPC.pdf, 4. WLN clipping 1300 S Maple Site Plan - Public Hearing Notice.pdf
Related files: 21-1663, 21-1683

Title

Resolution to Approve Grace Bible Church Site Plan, 1300 South Maple Road (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 9 Yeas and 0 Nays)

Memorandum

Approval of this resolution will allow for the construction of a building addition of approximately 34,045 square feet and a parking lot expansion of 107 spaces.   

 

Petition Summary:

 

                     The Site Plan proposes a building addition of approximately 34,045 square feet and a parking lot expansion of 107 spaces (339 parking spaces in total). The proposed building addition is located in two separate areas. The first is the proposed expansion of the sanctuary into the courtyards within the existing church. The second is a large expansion towards the south that will contain a gymnasium, youth ministry, child ministry, and office space.

 

                     Access will be maintained from the existing drive to South Maple Road, and two additional access points will be added that lead to a private drive in the adjacent apartment complex that is currently under construction. This private drive aligns directly with the intersection of Pauline and has a traffic signal.

 

                     The project proposes an additional parking lot for 107 cars, bringing the total number of parking spaces provided on the site to 339, 223 parking spaces are required. EV parking is calculated based on the number of required spaces, this would result in a total of 34 EV-Capable spaces, 23 EV-Ready and 23 EV-installed spaces (80 spaces total).  

 

                     The project requested a variance of 70 spaces from the EV parking standards at the Zoning Board of Appeals. The variance was denied at the September ZBA meeting. The site plan is compliant with the EV parking standard and provides 80 EV spaces as required by code.

 

                     A revised photometric plan has been submitted that complies with the recently approved lighting ordinance revisions. 

 

The City Planning Commission, at its meeting of September 21, 2021, recommended approval of this request. 

 

Attachments:                     September 21, 2021 Planning Staff Report

                     September 21, 2021 Planning Commission Minutes

Staff

Prepared By:                     Matt Kowalski, City Planner

Reviewed By:                      Brett Lenart, Planning Manager

                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved By:                     Milton Dohoney Jr., Interim City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The Grace Bible Church has requested site plan approval in order to develop a building addition of approximately 34,045 square feet and a parking lot expansion of 107 spaces;

 

Whereas, The Ann Arbor City Planning Commission, on September 21, 2021, recommended approval of the petition;

 

Whereas, The development would comply with the R4B zoning established pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 55, and with all applicable local, state, or federal laws, ordinances, standards and regulations;

 

Whereas, The development would limit the disturbance of natural features to the minimum necessary to allow a reasonable use of the land, applying criteria for reviewing a natural features statement of impact set forth in Chapter 55; and

 

Whereas, The development would not cause a public or private nuisance and would not have a detrimental effect on the public health, safety and welfare;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council approve the Grace Bible Church Site Plan dated October 2, 2021 plan set date.