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 Hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 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 100 Grand River, LLC, and 341 Evergreen, LLC, for Site Plan and Special Use Permit approval for the properties at 100 W. Grand River Avenue, 120-140 W. Grand River Avenue and 341-345 Evergreen Avenue, to demolish all existing structures and construct the following three buildings:

    • The 100 W. Grand River Avenue property is proposed to redevelop with an 11-story, 140 feet tall mixed-use building with first floor retail, residential lobby, and two levels of parking containing 89 parking spaces. The remaining floors include 213 mixed-market rental units and associated amenities. The property is zoned B3, City Center Commercial District.
    • The 120-140 W. Grand River Avenue property is proposed to redevelop with a 10-story, 119.5 feet tall mixed-use building with first floor retail and hotel lobby.  The remaining floors include hotel guest rooms, ball room, and roof top amenities. The property is zoned B3, City Center Commercial District.
    • The 341-345 Evergreen Avenue Properties are proposed to redevelop with a 5-story, 52 feet tall building with 71 residential units and 26 parking spaces. The properties are zoned Conditional B3, City Center Commercial District.

Public Hearings will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 2, 101 Linden St.:

  • A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1431:  An ordinance to amend the Zoning Use District Map of Chapter 50 – Zoning – of the Code of the City of East Lansing to rezone the northeast corner of Haslett and Park Lake Roads from RA, Residential Agricultural to B-2, Retail Sales Business.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1432:  An ordinance to Amend Section 50-853 of Chapter 50 - Zoning - of the Code of the City of East Lansing to clarify the nonconforming use of a structure provisions.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1433:  An ordinance to amend Sections 50-382 and 50-383 of Chapter 50 - Zoning - of the code of the City of East Lansing to allow for the development of extended care nursing facilities on less than a five acre parcel without the requirement of also developing either single-family, two-family or multiple family housing in the same development plan with an approved Special Use Permit in the RM-8, Planned Unit Development District.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1434:  An ordinance to rezone the properties at 314, 328, 334, 340-344, and 341-345 Evergreen Avenue to revert the zoning on the properties from Conditional B3, City Center Commercial District to RM32, City Center Multiple-Family Residential and P, Parking.

  • A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1435:  An ordinance to rezone the property at 341-345 Evergreen Avenue from RM32, City Center City Multiple-Family Residential to Conditional B-3, City Center Commercial. 

    • The 341-345 Evergreen Avenue properties are proposed to redevelop with a 5-story, 52 feet tall building with 71 residential units and 26 parking spaces. The properties are zoned Conditional B3, City Center Commercial 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.