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


A public hearing (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden Street:
To consider Ordinance 1397, an application request from Agree Limited Partnership to rezone the property at 2447 East Lake Lansing Road from B4, Restricted Office Business District to B2, Retail Sales Business District. The property is 7.10 acres in size.

A public hearing (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden Street:
To consider an application from United Hospitality Group East Lansing, LLC, for the property located at 1100 Trowbridge Road to construct a four-story SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel and a one-story commercial building with a drive-through lane on a 3.43 acre parcel. The property is zoned 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, 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
  • 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 Tim Johnson for distribution. Phone: (517) 319-6861.

Apply for a Vacancy


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