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 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, March 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden St.:

  • A public hearing will be held to consider a lot split application from Costco Wholesale Corporation for the property at 5800 Park Lake Road. The applicant proposes a lot split to create lots for the Costco warehouse and fuel facility, three (3) outlots for future development, a detention lot, and an undeveloped lot under a conservation easement.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider a Special Use Permit application from the Alumni Corporation Board of the Alpha Phi Chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, for the property at 1218 E. Grand River Avenue, to establish the use as a fraternity. The property is zoned EV, East Village District..

  • A public hearing will beheld to consider a request to modify the Eagle Eye Crossings Cluster Development Plan to convert approximately one acre of the development to office use.

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 @ 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.


  • John Cahill
    Term expires: 2018
    Term expires: 2018
  • Hannah Grall
    Term expires: 2018
  • Kathleen Boyle, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2019
  • Chris Wolf
    Term expires: 2019

    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.