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									CITY OF BLOOMFIELD HILLS                      OAKLAND COUNTY,                 MICHIGAN

March 13, 2007 - The regular meeting of the Planning Commission was called to
order with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Chairman Jesse Fraga at 4:00 p.m. in the City
Commission Room, 45 East Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Commission Present:           Jesse Fraga
                              Virginia Fox
                              John Utley
                              Robert Toohey
                              Zachary Endress

Commission Absent:            David Kelton
                              Mayor Dale Dawkins
                              Commissioner Michael Zambricki

       Staff Present:         City Attorney Derk Beckerleg
                              City Clerk Amy Burton
                              City Planner Brian Borden, LSL Planning
                              City Engineer Jamie Burton, HRC Engineering

Jamie Burton with HRC Engineering introduced HRC Engineer, Brad Shepler who will
begin working with the City on planning and zoning review projects.

       006-2007         Approval of Minutes

Motion by Commissioner Fox, supported by Commissioner Toohey the Planning
Commission approve the minutes of the January 9, 2007 meeting, as presented.

Ayes – 5
Nays – 0
Absent – 3(Dawkins, Kelton, Zambricki)                                   Motion Adopted

       007-2007         Request for Gymnasium Addition at Cranbrook – Preliminary
                        Site Plan Approval

Mr. Brian Borden with LSL Planning was in attendance to review his letter dated March
8, 2007. Mr. Borden stated the plan submitted by Cranbrook for preliminary site plan
review is for an addition to the gymnasium at Kingswood Boys School. He further
explained the plan would also include reconfigured soccer fields, a new parking lot, and
renovation of the existing gymnasium. Mr. Borden noted the plan complies with the
regulations of the zoning ordinance for preliminary site plan approval, however, there are
items that must be addressed before final site plan approval is granted.

Mr. Jamie Burton with HRC Engineering stated there is no engineering issue with the
granting of preliminary site plan approval for the expansion of a new gymnasium at
Cranbrook Kingswood. Mr. Burton requested that a motion to approve this request be
subject to the conditions set forth in the HRC letter dated March 8, 2007.

Mary Kauper, with Cranbrook Educational Community presented a brief summary of the
gymnasium project.



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Motion by Commissioner Toohey, supported by Commissioner Fox, the planning
commission approve the request of Cranbrook Educational Community for preliminary
site plan approval for the gymnasium expansion project at Kingswood Boys Middle
School, subject to the conditions set forth in the HRC Engineering letter dated March 8,
2007 and the LSL Planning letter dated March 8, 2007.

Ayes – 5
Nays – 0
Absent – 3(Dawkins, Kelton, Zambricki)                                      Motion Adopted

       008-2007        Cranbrook Villas – Revised Site Plan Approval

Mr. Brian Borden with LSL Planning summarized his review letter dated March 8, 2007.
He explained the property was previously approved for a 6 unit detached site
condominium. He stated the request before the planning commission at this time is for
an amendment to the approved site plan. Mr. Borden noted the request is to shift two of
the approved building envelopes. Mr. Borden stated the request is to expand Unit # 1 –
by 4 ft. and to decrease Unit # 2 by 4 ft. Mr. Borden explained the elevation drawings of
the potential structure are not subject to this review or approval, and the applicant is still
required to go through the building plan review and permitting process. Mr. Borden
stated this request does not change the density, approved building spacing or setbacks
of the development.

Mr. Jamie Burton with HRC Engineering, noted the request doesn’t impact engineering
issues, however, approval by the planning commission would require a modification of
Exhibit B to the master deed for this development. Mr. Burton stated the legal
documentation would have to be amended by the petitioner, and should be a condition
of approval. Mr. Burton also stated that all units must still go through the standard
grading plan review and building permit approval process for new home construction.

Motion by Commissioner Toohey, supported by Commissioner Fox, the planning
commission approve the request of the property owner at Cranbrook Villas, for
permission to change the configuration of the approved site plan to add 4 feet to the lot
dimensions of Unit #1 and to remove 4 feet from the lot dimensions of Unit #2, subject to
any legal requirements that would arise in the existence of the master deed and possible
amendments to such document and also that the action of the planning commission
does not supercede the building plan and permitting requirements of the city.

Ayes – 5
Nays – 0
Absent – 3(Dawkins, Kelton, Zambricki)                                      Motion Adopted

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.


___________________________                   ___________________________________
Jesse Fraga, Chairman                         Amy L. Burton, City Clerk




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