Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals interprets and grants variances from provisions of the zoning code; conducts hearings and resolves disputes regarding decisions of the zoning official. View Zoning Board of Appeals By-Laws (PDF).

The Board consists of seven members who serve three-year terms and meeting monthly.

Meetings


  • Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month @ 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • 54B District Court, Courtroom 1
    101 Linden St. 
    East Lansing, MI 48823
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent AgendaView All Agendas and Minutes 

Upcoming Public Hearings


A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 1, 101 Linden Street:

  • A public hearing will be held to consider a variance request from Mohamed Shetiah for the property located at 947 Trowbridge Road, in the B-2, Retail Sales Business District from the following requirement of Chapter 50 – Zoning Code of the City of East Lansing:

    a. Section 50-813(2) – Minimum number of stacking spaces for restaurant uses of 10 per window.  The applicant is proposing a Biggby coffee shop with a drive thru window with six stacking spaces.

Members


  • Konrad Hittner
    Term expires: 2018
  • Erik Altmann (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2018
  • Jon Jorgensen
    Term expires: 2018
  • Brian Laxton, Chair
    Term expires: 2018
  • John Robison
    Term expires: 2020


  • Caroline Ruddell, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2019
  • Ismat Lal
    Term expires: 2019
  • James Bradley (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2019
  • Andria Ditschman
    Term expires: 2020

City Staff


Apply for a Vacancy


Submit an Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals.