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Mr. Doug Piggott

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Rowe Professional Services Company
540 S. Saginaw Street Ste. 200
Flint, Michigan 48502
United States

Company Description: Since 1962, ROWE has grown to be a leading professional consulting firm, driving infrastructure and development projects for our public, private, governmental,...   more
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2002 Zoning Board Meeting Minutes
www.flushingcity.com, 21 Jan 2002 [cached]
Mr. Doug Piggott , engineer with Rowe, Inc. provided history on some of the changes and reasons for the changes in the zoning ordinance adopted by the City in 1994. Mr. Piggott stated that he researched changes made to Appendix A, specifically as it relates to footnote (f) and whether or not those changes might shed any light on the interpretation of the definition of unit versus dwelling unit, etc. Mr. Piggott distributed text from the public hearing that was held prior to the adoption of the zoning ordinance.
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Mr. Piggott stated that in a cursory reading of the ordinance, that he believes unit meant dwelling unit, but he doesn't recall any specific discussion by the Planning Commission about the difference in those two terms. He believes that there was no conscious decision on the part of the Planning Commission to leave those two terms in the ordinance as separate and distinct and feeling that they were not interchangeable. He also stated that the provision in the R3-A district allowing for specialized housing for the elderly was taken directly from the recommendations of WBDC who had prepared the City Future Land Use Plan which the zoning ordinance update was based on.
Attorney Henneke asked Mr. Piggott at the time the ordinance was drafted what the term dwelling unit was intended or defined as essentially.
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Mr. Piggott responded that there was no specific discussion by the Planning Commission as to what the term dwelling unit means. The definition being used for dwelling unit, at the time, was a unit with kitchen and bath facilities, which is the standard definition in planning terms.
Mrs. Cook asked Mr. Piggott how this facility would differ from a boarding house.
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Mr. Piggott responded that there is some latitude provided in the R-3A district for facilities that are intended to provide specialized housing for the elderly that may have the characteristics of a boarding or rooming house. Depending on what the applicant is proposing with regard to who would be using this facility, that might provide for such a facility even if they otherwise took on the characteristic of a rooming or boarding house.
Mr. Kozan asked Mr. Piggott's opinion about, in the State of Michigan, if there is adequate attention paid to defining senior facilities, either as independent living, convalescent care, etc., and the facilities that each one should contain.
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Mr. Piggott felt that it is a nightmare; there are so many different types of definitions for different facilities that overlap. It is very difficult for a community to define by what they mean by this term versus that. The only time there is any kind of certainty is when the terms used are defined by state law.
Mr. O'Callaghan asked Mr. Piggott if it was his opinion that dwelling unit, as in the proposed project, is defined by state law.
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Mr. Piggott responded that in the very beginning of the zoning ordinance it states that any term that is not otherwise defined is used as in the housing code.
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Mr. Piggott was unable to answer that question with any professional expertise.
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As Mr. Piggott said, when the Planning Commission was putting together the zoning ordinance, they may have been thinking that a good developer may want to come in, want to develop this property. If it's a good developer and he is going to do it right, then the dwelling unit, as defined by the BOCA code and as it was set up in the original law, should be the way it is.
Fenton Township Planning & Zoning Department
www.fentontownship.org, 23 Feb 2006 [cached]
J. Douglas Piggott - Zoning Administrator, Rowe Inc.
Please join our consultant, Doug ...
www.mt-pleasant.org, 23 Jan 2014 [cached]
Please join our consultant, Doug Piggott of Rowe Professional Services, and city staff at one of the specified times/dates below:
Bennington Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes - April 26, 2012
bennington-township.org, 26 April 2012 [cached]
Doug Piggott of Rowe Engineering presented the updated 2011 Bennington Township Master Plan â€" Draft 3/15/12.
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Doug Piggott acknowledged and answered Jim Forsythe’s questions and observations.
Bennington Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes - December 15, 2011
bennington-township.org, 15 Dec 2011 [cached]
Doug Piggott of Rowe Engineering gave a report to the Board on the progress of the update and review of the Community Description of the Bennington Township Master Plan’s 2011 update. Doug gave a detailed explanation of data to be added to the Bennington Township Master Plan.
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