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PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADOPTION AMENDMENT TO ORD. 78, ZONING ORDINANCE ARTICLE XXX MINOR PUD



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January 02, 2013 - NOTICE

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION

PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADOPTION AMENDMENT TO ORD. 78, ZONING ORDINANCE ARTICLE XXX MINOR PUD

The Charter Township of Orion Board of Trustees, at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 22, 2013, to be held at 7:00 p.m., at the Orion Township Hall, 2525 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, proposes to adopt an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance No. 78, Article XXX, for the Charter Township of Orion, Michigan; changing the text in Section 30.03, to create a Minor PUD option; providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances and portions thereof; and providing an effective date.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION ORDAINS:

SECTION 1 of Ordinance

Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, pursuant to all applicable provisions of law, Article XXX is amended by adding the herein after language in the Article as follows:

ARTICLE XXX Administrative Procedures & Standards

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Section 30.03 Planned Unit Development (PUD)

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A. Intent. A Planned Unit Development (PUD) may be applied for in any zoning district. The granting of a PUD application shall require a rezoning by way of amendment to this Ordinance upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission and approval of the Township Board. The procedure for rezoning is that which is authorized by the Zoning Enabling Act (Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended), as contained in Section 503.

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The procedures for review of a PUD are specified in Section 30.03.G, and can be processed as either a Minor or Major PUD. A minor PUD will be subject to the same standards and informational requirements as a major PUD. However, a minor PUD will allow a concurrent review of a Concept Plan (Section 30.03.G.5) and a Final Plan (Section 30.03.G.6).

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G. Procedures for Review and Approval.

1. Pre-Application Conference. Prior to the submission of an application for Planned Unit Development (PUD) approval, a pre-application conference may be held. The purpose of this conference shall focus on the PUD process and required information, as outlined in this section, and shall not constitute any form of official review and approval of the PUD project. Nor shall this conference in any way circumvent, replace, or supersede the review and approval powers of the Planning Commission and Township Board regarding the PUD application. The pre-application conference shall determine if a PUD can be considered for Minor or Major PUD procedures. The eligibility to apply for a Minor PUD shall be determined by an affirmative vote of the following individuals:

One members of the Planning Commission

One representative of the Building/Planning Department

Township Supervisor

The Building Department shall, if requested, contact the requisite parties and schedule the meeting to be held in the Township Hall. In addition to the applicant and/or applicant's representatives, the following persons may be in attendance: Township Zoning/Planning Administrator and/or Planning Coordinator, Building Official, Director of Public Works, Fire Chief, and Township Planning and Engineering consultants. The applicant shall present at such conference, or conferences, at least a sketch plan of the proposed PUD, as well as the following information:

a. Total size of the project.

b. A statement of the number of residential units, if any.

c. The number and type of non-residential uses.

d. The size of the area to be occupied by each type of use.

e. The known deviations from ordinance regulations to be sought.

f. The number of acres to be preserved as open or recreational space.

g. All known natural features or historic features to be preserved.

During the pre-application conference, a prospective applicant may request that the PUD be considered as a Minor PUD. The Minor PUD will be subject to the same standards and submittal requirements as a Major PUD. However, a Minor PUD will allow a concurrent review of a Concept Plan (Section 30.03.G.5) and a Final Plan (Section 30.03.G.6).

Eligibility for a Minor PUD review shall be subject to the following guidelines:

Proposed PUD uses, including single-use or mixed-use developments.

Traffic impacts, including traffic generation and level of service of existing road system.

Impact on natural resources such as woodlands, wetlands, and natural areas.

Potential impacts on adjoining property owners.

Township representatives attending the pre-application conference shall consider the request for a Minor PUD review and shall consider the above guidelines in determining eligibility for a Minor PUD. Township representatives shall then inform the prospective applicant if the project is eligible for Minor PUD consideration.

If the Township representatives determine that the project is eligible for Minor PUD, a concurrent submittal of the Concept PUD plan (Section 30.03.G.5) and Final PUD plan (Section 30.03.G.6) shall be submitted. Eligibility for Minor PUD consideration shall not in any way imply or commit approval of the final PUD by the Planning Commission or Township Board.

2. Informal Planning Commission Review. A prospective applicant may also request a brief review with the Planning Commission regarding a proposed PUD. The scheduling of a brief review by the Planning Commission shall be subject to the availability of time on the agenda as determined by the Chairperson of the Planning Commission.

3. Signage. An applicant requesting a PUD shall construct and install a sign indicating the requested PUD. The sign shall be in accordance with Section 30.04 (G) of the Zoning Ordinance.

4. Procedures. The procedures for PUD approval are summarized in the PUD process flow chart found at the end of this section.

5. Concept Plan. Following the optional pre-application conference, the applicant shall submit a Concept Plan and application for the proposed PUD.

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e. Public Hearing. The Concept Plan shall be noticed for a joint public hearing before the Planning Commission and Township Board, in accordance with the procedures, public notice, and hearing requirements for rezoning approval as set forth in Section 30.04. If any Township Board member or Planning Commissioner is unable to attend the joint public hearing, they may submit written comments to the Township Clerk, who will read them into the minutes of the hearing.

If, during the pre-application conference, the Township representatives determine that a Minor PUD may be submitted, a joint public hearing of the Township Board and Planning Commission shall not be necessary, and the public hearing shall be conducted by the Planning Commission.

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION

PUD REVIEW PROCESS

MINOR PUD

Pre-Application Conference

(determination of a Minor PUD)

Submit Concept and Final PUD Plan Application no less than four (4) weeks before meeting

Set Public Hearing Date

Public Hearing, conducted by Planning Commission

Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the Township Board regarding

density, consistency with requirements, and Concept and Final PUD Plan

Township Board takes action on PUD rezoning and PUD Agreement

Master Deeds, Bylaws, Exhibit B, and PUD Agreement are approved by the Township and recorded with the County

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION

PUD REVIEW PROCESS

MAJOR PUD

Pre-Application Conference

Submit Concept PUD Plan Application no less than four (4) weeks before meeting

Set Joint Public Hearing Date

Joint Public Hearing

Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the Township Board regarding

density, consistency with requirements,

and Concept PUD Plan

Township Board takes action on Concept PUD Plan

Submit Final PUD Plan within 12 months of Concept Plan Approval and no less than four (4) weeks

before the meeting

Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the Township Board regarding PUD zoning

Township Board takes action on PUD rezoning and PUD Agreement

Master Deeds, Bylaws, Exhibit B, and PUD Agreement are approved by the Township and recorded with the County

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SECTION 2 of Ordinance

All other ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent or in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.

SECTION 3 of Ordinance

The various parts, sections and clauses of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. If any part, sentence, paragraph, section or clause is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the Ordinance shall not be affected.

SECTION 4 of Ordinance

This Ordinance shall be published in full in a newspaper of general circulation in the Charter Township of Orion, qualified under State law to publish legal notices, and shall become effective upon publication, as provided by law.

SECTION 5 of Ordinance

This Ordinance is hereby declared to have been adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Orion at a meeting thereof duly called and held on the XX day of January, 2013, and ordered to be given publication in the manner prescribed by the Charter of the Township of Orion.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance are on file in the office of the Township Clerk, 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan, 48360, and may be examined during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Written comments may be submitted before the meeting to Penny S. Shults, Clerk, at the address listed above.

Penny S. Shults, Clerk

Charter Township of Orion

Publish: 01.02.13

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