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 (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 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 Green Peak Industries, LLC d/b/a Green Peak Innovations for Special Use Permit approval for the property at 3318-3332 West Road. The applicant is requesting approval to construct a new building for a medical marihuana provisioning center. The property is zoned B-4, Restricted Office Business.

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from JBC, LLC for Special Use Permit approval for the property at 1415 Michigan Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to demolish the main building and remodel the existing smaller structure for a medical marihuana provisioning center. The property is zoned B-2, Retail Sales Business. 

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from DNVK 1, LLC for Special Use Permit approval for the property at 1054 East Grand River Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to remodel the existing building for a medical marihuana provisioning center. The property is zoned EV, East Village.

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from DNVK 1, LLC for Special Use Permit approval for the property at 1100 East Grand River Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to remodel the existing building for a medical marihuana provisioning center. The property is zoned EV, East Village.

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from RJB Enterprises, LLC for Special Use Permit approval for the property at 1950 Merritt Road. The applicant is requesting approval to transition the existing building for a medical marihuana provisioning center. The property is zoned B-1, General Office Business.

A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1445, an Ordinance to amend Section 50-38 of Article II – Administration and Enforcement – of Chapter 50 – Zoning – of the Code Of the City of East Lansing and to add Section 50-821 to Article VIII – Off Street Parking Requirements – to Chapter 50 – Zoning – to establish requirements to provide for charging stations for electric vehicles.

Public Hearings (PDF) will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 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 Royal Apartments, USA and Vlahakis Development for Site Plan and Special Use Permit approval for the properties at 314, 328, 334, 340 and 404 Evergreen Avenue, 327 Abbot Road, and City of East Lansing Parking Lot #4 on Albert Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to demolish all of the existing structures on the described parcels and construct the following development in two mixed-use buildings:

  • Park Place East – a 14-story tower containing underground parking, retail, office, rental apartments and for sale units. The building has 126,000 square feet of commercial space with 185 parking spaces, 133 rental units and 56 for sale units. The site also integrates a large city plaza as a public space that anchors the corner of Abbot Road and Albert Avenue. The subject property is located in the RM-32, City Center Multiple Family Residential, zoning district. 

  • Park Place West – a 12-story tower containing structured parking, theater, rental apartments and for sale units. The building has 80,000 square feet of commercial space with 268 parking spaces, 275 rental units and 26 for sale units. The site contains a plaza that becomes an extension of the city plaza to the east. The subject property is located in the B-3, City Center Commercial, and P, Parking, zoning districts. 

A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1448, an ordinance to amend Section 50-94a of Division 3 – Special Use Permit – of Article II – Administration and Enforcement – of Chapter 50 – Zoning – of the Code of the City of East Lansing to lessen the separation distance between provisioning centers in an overlay district in which one provisioning center is in a B-1 zoning district and the other is in a B-2 zoning district.

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from ABCD Properties, LLC for a Special Use Permit for the property at 1108 E. Grand River Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to remodel the existing building for a medical marihuana provisioning center. The property is zoned EV, East Village.

A public hearing will be held to consider an application from EL Grand INC for Special Use Permit approval for the property at 1054 East Grand River Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to remodel the existing building for a medical marihuana provisioning center. The property is zoned EV, East Village.

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.