(A)   It is the purpose of this subchapter to require formal site plan review approval for certain buildings, structures and uses that can be expected to have a significant impact on natural resources, traffic patterns, adjacent parcels and the character of future development. The regulations contained in this subchapter are intended to promote safe and convenient traffic movement, both within a site and in relation to an access street, harmonious relationships with adjacent sites, and conservation of natural amenities and resources.
   (B)   Uses subject to formal site plan review.  Formal site plan review by the Planning Commission shall be required for the following:
      (1)   Residential subdivisions;
      (2)   Condominium subdivisions;
      (3)   All new non-residential principal structures;
      (4)   All expansions to existing nonresidential principal structures; and
      (5)   All PUD developments (see also § 154.110).
      (6)   Except as provided herein, multi-family residential developments.
   (C)   All uses and structures not subject to formal site plan review shall be subject to administrative review by the Zoning Administrator for conformance with the zoning ordinance.
   (D)   The Zoning Administrator may require a formal site plan review for any other use or activity not required to go through the formal site plan review process based on unique circumstances involving the use or structure in question and identified as part of the record.
   (E)   Planned unit developments, developments of sites greater than two acres in area and developments to occur in phases are subject to formal site plan review and approval by the City Council.  (Ord. passed 6-24-1996; Am. Ord. 02-02, passed 2-11-2002; Am. Ord. passed 9-8-2003; Am. Ord. 091123-1, passed 11-23-2009; Am. Ord. 170626-2, passed 6-26-2017)
Statutory reference:
   Site plans, see M.C.L.A. § 125.3501