Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is responsible for creating a master plan for the physical development of the city; prepares comprehensive programs for capital improvements; reviews rezoning requests, site plans, subdivisions, special use permits and other land use applications; reviews the widening and extension of streets, the development of parks and other public improvements; develops new zoning standards; and ensures 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


Two public hearings (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden Street:
A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1373, an application from TJ Design Strategies, Ltd., to rezone approximately 24.74 acres along East Saginaw Highway between its intersections of Park Lake and East Lake Lansing Roads, and along Park Lake between its intersections of Merritt and Haslett Roads from R-1, Low Density Single-Family, and RM-8, Planned Unit Development to B-2, Retail Sales Business District.
A public hearing will be held to consider an application from TJ Design Strategies, Ltd., for Site Plan and Special Use Permit approval for the properties at 5800 Park Lake Road and Haslet Road Vacant (33-20-02-09-151-003) to construct a 157,000 sq. ft. Costco retail warehouse with a free standing fueling facility, attached tire center, and three (3) outlots for future users to be determined. The properties are proposed to be rezoned from R-1, Low Density Single-Family and RM-8, Planned Unit Development to B-2, Retail Sales Business District with Ordinance 1373.

Two public hearings (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden Street:
A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1376, an ordinance to amend Sections 50-612 of Chapter 50 - Zoning of the Code of the City of East Lansing to allow low intensity recreational uses in the B-4 District.
A public hearing will be held to consider an application from AKB Investments, LLC for Site Plan approval for the property at 100 E. Saginaw Street. The applicant is proposing to demo the existing gas station and carwash to replace it with an updated gas station and carwash within a single building. The property is located in the B-2, Retail Sales Business District.

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
  • Bryn Williams                                     Term expires: 2018
  • Laura Goddeeris, Vice Chair               Term expires: 2018
  • Julie Jones-Fisk, Chair                     Term expires: 2016
  • Chris Wolf
    Term expires: 2016

  • Don Davis
    Term expires: 2016
  • Summer Minnick
    Term expires: 2017
  • Daniel Bollman
    Term expires: 2017
  • Paul Stokstad
    Term expires: 2017
City Staff
Citizen Feedback
All correspondence to the Planning Commission on proposed projects and other matters should be sent to the Planning Commission secretary Darcy Schmitt for distribution.

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