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ESTABLISHING THE SASHABAW NORTH OVERLAY DISTRICT



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July 16, 2014 - CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE

ESTABLISHING THE SASHABAW NORTH OVERLAY DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on July 22, 2014, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees will hold a second reading and consider adoption of amendments to the Township's Zoning Ordinance for purposes of adding a new Section 9.10, "Sashabaw North Overlay District," and amending the Township Zoning Map to establish the boundaries of the Sashabaw North Overlay District in portions of Sections 15 and 22 of the Township. A summary of the ordinance is set forth below. A true copy of the Ordinance can be inspected or obtained at the office of the Township Clerk, 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Independence, MI 48346.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE: Amendment. Amends Chapter 50, "Zoning Ordinance," Article 9, "Planned Districts, Overlay Districts, and Other Special Development Regulations," of the Independence Charter Township Code to add a new Section 9.10, "Sashabaw North Overlay District," summarized as follows:

SECTION 9.10. SASHABAW NORTH OVERLAY DISTRICT.

A. Establishes the intent and purpose of the Sashabaw North Overlay District.

B. Establishes the applicable area and requirements of the Sashabaw North Overlay District.

C. Describes the permitted uses and structures within the Sashabaw North Overlay District.

D. Sets forth the general design principles and standards within the Sashabaw North Overlay District.

E. Sets forth specific design standards within the Sashabaw North Overlay District pertaining to the following:

1. Relationship of buildings to streets.

2. Open space and community design feature.

3. Site access, parking, and loading.

4. Pedestrian pathways and sidewalks.

5. Signage.

6. Lighting.

7. Landscaping, greenbelts, buffers, and screening elements.

8. General site design and architectural guidelines for nonresidential uses.

a. Miscellaneous design criteria.

b. Building massing and form.

c. Materials.

d. Building roofs and roof-mounted mechanical equipment.

e. Color and texture.

9. Screening of exterior electrical equipment and transformers.

10. Utilities and communication devices.

SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE: Amendment. Amends the Zoning Map of the Township to identify, add, and include the approximately 136.6 acres of property in the Township, having the Parcel Identification Numbers set forth below, as the "Sashabaw North Overlay District" under Section 9.10 of the Township Zoning Ordinance, being Chapter 50 of the Independence Charter Township Code: 08-22-101-015, 08-22-101-011, 08-22-101-025, 08-22-101-013, 08-22-101-012, 08-15-376-008, 08-15-376-007, 08-15-376-006, 08-22-101-018, 08-22-101-019, 08-22-101-022, 08-22-101-020, 08-22-101-017, 08-22-101-016, 08-22-101-021, 08-15-326-010, 08-15-376-014, 08-15-376-013, 08-15-376-005, 08-15-326-009, 08-15-326-011, 08-15-401-010, 08-15-401-009, 08-15-451-004, 08-15-451-003, 08-15-401-011, 08-22-200-009, 08-22-200-010, 08-22-400-008, and 08-22-201-002.

SECTION 3 OF ORDINANCE: Savings. Provides that the Township Zoning Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect , amended only as specified in the Ordinance.

SECTION 4 OF ORDINANCE: Severability. Provides that if any part of the ordinance is found to be void, that part is severed and the rest of the ordinance remains in place.

SECTION 5 OF ORDINANCE: Effective. Establishes the effective date of the ordinance.

SECTION 6 OF ORDINANCE: Enactment. Declares the ordinance enacted and orders publication.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

Barbara A. Pallotta, Township Clerk

Published: July 16, 2014

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