Please be advised the Village of Middleville Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible to consider an application for a variance on property located at 125 E. Main St., Middleville (also known as Parcel 08-41-001-008-10) to remodel the front building facade resulting in 53% of the ground floor frontage to be transparent in the form of clear glass. The Zoning Board of Appeals will also consider an application for variance on property located at 4525 N M-37 Suite D, Middleville – Delski’s Meat and Jerky, (also known as parcel # 08-41-022-022-00) to store equipment in the front yard of the Town Center Plaza front parking lot. The hearing will be held in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall, 100 E. Main Street, Middleville, MI 49333.
The application to be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals seeks the following variance from the terms of the Village Code: 125 E. Main St., Sec. 78-295(c), which requires a minimum 70% of ground floor frontage shall include transparency in the form of clear glass in the C-1 Central Business District. The applicant is remodeling the front façade to increase the current glass transparency from 26% to 53%, requiring a variance of 17% from the minimum 70%.
4525 N M-37 HWY, Suite D, Sec. 78-325(6), which requires outdoor storage of materials and equipment to be conducted in the side or rear yards and screened by a fence of adequate opacity and height to obscure view of the storage area in the C-2 Highway Commercial District. The property is located within the Town Center Planned Unit Development (PUD), any non-residential use in the Town Center PUD is subject to C-2 Highway Commercial District regulations. The applicant is requesting to permanently store and fence a meat smoker in the front parking lot within a designated parking space.
Any interested person may attend the public hearing to offer comments to the Zoning Board of Appeals. A copy of the variance applications are available for inspection at the Village office, 100 E. Main St., during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Persons with special needs who wish to attend should contact the Village Clerk no less than 72 hours prior to the public hearing.