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


Public Hearings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden St.:

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from Leo Brown Group, LLC for site plan and special use permit approval to construct a single-story, 15,275 square foot building on a 2.9 acre parcel to be operated as an inpatient geriatric psychiatric facility.  The subject property is located in the A, Agricultural, zoning district.

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from Abbot Road Investors, LLC to reconstruct a parking lot to add additional parking spaces at 910 Abbot Road. The subject property is located in the RM32, City Center Multiple-Family Residential District. 

Public Hearings will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden St.:

A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1440, an ordinance to amend the Zoning Use District Map of Chapter 50- Zoning – of the Code of the City of East Lansing to rezone a 2.9 acre vacant parcel of land on the east side of Coolidge Road south of the southeast corner of Coolidge and Coleman Roads from A, Agricultural, to B-1, General Office Business.

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from St. Thomas Aquinas Church for site plan approval for the property at 955 Alton Street. The applicant is requesting approval to allow construct an 8,500 square foot addition to the existing school building. 

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
  • Joseph Sullivan
    Term expires: 2018
  • Cynthia Williams
    Term expires: 2018
  • Kathleen Boyle, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2019
  • Chris Wolf
    Term expires: 2019

  • Dale Downes
    Term expires: 2019
  • Andrew Quinn
    Term expires: 2020
  • Daniel Bollman, Chair
    Term expires: 2020
  • Leo Sell
    Term expires: 2020

City Staff


Citizen Feedback


All correspondence to the Planning Commission on proposed projects and other matters should be sent to David Haywood 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.