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

The 2023 Meeting Schedule can be viewed here. 

Public Hearings

public hearing (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, for the following:

  • Request from Green Cure Group, LLC for a special use permit to open an adult use marihuana retail establishment at 2040 Merritt Road. The 6.42-acre property is zoned B-2 (Retail Sales Business District). 
public hearing (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, for the following:

  • Consideration of Site Plan approval to construct a pavilion and other site improvements within Valley Court Park located at 300 Valley Court (Parcel I.D. #33-20-01-13-225- 012). The 4.5-acre parcel is zoned C (Community Facilities).
public hearing (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, for the following:

  • Request from Woodside Properties, LLC to rezone one 0.292-acre parcel located at 1788 Woodside Drive (Parcel ID #33-20-02-08-307-004) from B-2 (Retail Sales Business District) to RM-32 (City Center Multiple-Family Residential District). 

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

  • Daniel Bollman, Chair
    Term expires: 2023
  • Joseph Sullivan, Vice Chair
    Term expires: 2024
  • Cynthia Williams
    Term expires: 2024
  • Chris Wolf
    Term expires: 2022 
  • Lauren LaPine
    Term expires: 2023
  • Ed Wagner
    Term expires: 2022
  • Thomas Hendricks
    Term expires: 2023
  • Matt Boyd
    Term expires: 2024
  • Chelsea Denault
    Term expires: 2025

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.