Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is responsible for creating a master plan for the physical development of the city; preparing comprehensive programs for capital improvements; reviewing rezoning requests, site plans, subdivisions, special use permits and other land use applications; reviewing the widening and extension of streets, the development of parks and other public improvements; developing new zoning standards; and ensuring that the standards of appropriate environmental protection legislation are applied. The Commission consists of nine members who serve three-year terms and meet twice monthly. View Planning Commission By-Laws (PDF).
Meetings
  • Meetings take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month @ 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • 54B District Court, Courtroom 2
    101 Linden St.
    East Lansing, MI 48823

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas, Minutes & Video Meeting Coverage

Upcoming Public Hearings


Four public hearings will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden Street:
A public hearing (PDF) will be held to to consider Ordinance 1403, an ordinance to amend section 50-792, 50-793 and 50-794 of article VII – Other Districts – of Chapter 50 – Zoning – of the Code of the City of East Lansing to exempt certain requirements of the East Village District with regard to housing requirements for developments under 50,000 square feet ground coverage and reduce the standards to allow buildings up to 140 feet.

A public hearing (PDF) will be held to consider Ordinance 1407, an ordinance to rezone the properties at 314, 328, 334, 340, and 341-345 Evergreen Avenue from Conditional B3, City Center Commercial District to RM32, City Center Multiple-Family Residential and P, Parking. The property is 1.76 acres in size.

A public hearing (PDF) will be held to consider Ordinance 1408, an ordinance to rezone the properties at 314, 328, 334, 340, and 341-345 Evergreen Avenue from RM32, City Center Multiple-Family Residential, and P, Parking to Conditional B3, City Center Commercial District. The properties are 1.76 acres in size.

A public hearing (PDF) will be held to consider an application from Next Generation Investment Properties, LLC, for Site Plan and Special Use Permit approval for the properties at 358 N. Harrison, 733, 723 and 717 W. Grand River Avenue to demolish the existing single-family structures and construct a 3-story sorority house. The sorority will have 11 single-occupancy bedrooms and 15 double occupancy bedrooms for a total dwelling occupancy of 41 persons. The properties combined are .514 acres in size and are zoned RM32, City Center Multiple-Family Residential District.

A public hearing (PDF) will be held to consider to consider Ordinance 1404, an ordinance to amend section 50-382 of Chapter 50 – Zoning of the Code of the City of East Lansing to allow for extended care facilities to be licensed for the sale of alcohol beverage and alcoholic liquor. 

Meeting Coverage (Online and Television)

Gavel-to-gavel coverage of Planning Commission regular meetings are available online and on WELG (Ch. 22). The following options are available: 


  • Video recordings of Planning Commission regular meetings are available online @ www.cityofeastlansing.com/meetings. The meetings are streamed live, archived online and available via an on-demand playback option. The meetings can be viewed by agenda item and are keyword searchable within 24 hours of the meeting. 
  • Televised recordings of Planning Commission regular meetings are shown live and replayed for Comcast customers on WELG (Ch. 22). In addition, a streamed feed of WELG (Ch. 22) is available online @ Ustream.

Members


  • John Cahill
    Term expires: 2018
  • Terrance Range                                     Term expires: 2018
  • Laura Goddeeris, Chair                Term expires: 2018
  • Kathleen Boyle                                     Term expires: 2019
  • Chris Wolf
    Term expires: 2019

  • Don Davis
    Term expires: 2019
  • Summer Minnick
    Term expires: 2017
  • Daniel Bollman, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2017
  • VACANCY
    Term expires: 2017

City Staff


Citizen Feedback


All correspondence to the Planning Commission on proposed projects and other matters should be sent to Tim Dempsey for distribution. Phone: (517) 319-6864

Apply for a Vacancy


Submit a 
Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Planning Commission.