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 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
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Upcoming Public Hearings

A public hearing (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 1, 101 Linden Street:

A public hearing will be held on the appeal of Dana Mirate requesting a variation for the property located at 1050 Glenhaven Avenue, in the R-1, Low Density Single-Family Residential District, from the following requirements of Chapter 50 - Zoning of the Code of the City of East Lansing:


Article IV. Section 50-301, to permit 44% ground coverage which exceeds the maximum allowed by 4%.


The applicant is proposing to improve the drainage on the site by installing a “French” style drain and additional driveway paving to slope toward the drain.


  • Konrad Hittner
    Term expires: 2018
  • Jon Jorgensen (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2018
  • Eric Muska
    Term expires: 2018
  • Brian Laxton, Chair
    Term expires: 2018
  • John Robison
    Term expires: 2017

  • Caroline Ruddell, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2019
  • Annalisa Grunwald
      Term expires: 2019
  • James Bradley (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2019
  • Andria Ditschman
    Term expires: 2017

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

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