The City of East Lansing has a substantial number of non-conforming
rental properties (in particular, single-family rental structures), many
of which were previously owner-occupied properties. The City
established a committee, which participated in a facilitated dialogue in
October 2014 to review these regulations and subsequently issued a
report, which made five recommendations for action. The East Lansing
City Council formed a new committee in December 2015. View Council's resolution.
The purpose of the Non-Conforming Use Committee was to make
recommendations to the City Council as to any ordinance amendments,
ordinances or regulations relating to non-conforming rental properties;
specifically addressing license transfers, rezoning and structural
changes to non-conforming rental properties, among other things, in a
report and recommendation to the City Council. That report was completed
on May 31, 2016 and can be found here.
Ordinances will be introduced on Aug. 16 by City Council and referred
to the Planning and Housing Commissions for review and recommendations.