Planning Commission

Please view the City of East Lansing's new Electronic Public Meeting Notices Webpage for information regarding special, virtual meetings scheduled during the COVID-19 crisis.

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

Upcoming Public Hearings


  • Three public hearings will take place electronically via Zoom on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. View the Public Hearing Notice (PDF) to learn how to participate in public comment. 

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas, Minutes & Video Meeting Coverage

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: 2021
  • Joseph Sullivan
    Term expires: 2021
  • Cynthia Williams
    Term expires: 2021
  • Kathleen Boyle, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2022
  • Chris Wolf
    Term expires: 2022

  • Lauren LaPine
    Term expires: 2023
  • Ed Wagner
    Term expires: 2022
  • Daniel Bollman, Chair
    Term expires: 2021
  • Thomas Hendricks
    Term expires: 2023

City Staff

Citizen Feedback


All correspondence to the Planning Commission on proposed projects and other matters should be sent to Peter Menser for distribution. Phone: (517) 319-6861

Apply for a Vacancy


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