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 Thursday, May 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden St.:

  • A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1429, an ordinance to Amend Sections 50-792, 50-793 and 50-794 of Division 6 - East Village District - of Article VII - of Chapter 50 - Zoning - of the Code of the City of East Lansing to Correct Conflicts within the Ordinance Relating to Ground Floor Retail Uses.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1430, an ordinance to Amend Section 50-442 of Division 5 - of Article V - Multiple Family Residential Districts - of Chapter 50 - Zoning of the Code of the City of East Lansing to Re-establish Accessory Uses in the RM-32, City-Center Multiple-Family Residential Zoning District, that were Inadvertently Omitted by the Adoption of Ordinance No. 1347.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider a Site Plan application from MASBSEG
    Property/Casualty Pool, Inc., for three vacant parcels on Earl Avenue in
    Maynard Office Park, to build a two-story office building with a partial third
    story mechanical penthouse.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider the adoption of the City of East
    Lansing 2018 Bigger Picture Master Plan.
Public Hearings will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 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 Rite Aid of Michigan, Inc. for Special Use Permit approval for the property at 1399 East Grand River Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to allow for the sale of packaged liquor under a Specially Designated Distributor (SDD) liquor license.  The property is located in the B-2, Retail Sales Business zoning district.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider a Site Plan application from Michigan State Medical Society for the property at 120 West Saginaw Street, to increase the parking lot spaces from 100 to 142 by extending the lot northerly and westerly to ten feet from the property line. The property is located in the B-1, General Office Business zoning district.

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.