The Zoning Board of Appeals interprets and grants variances from provisions of the zoning code; conducts hearings and resolves disputes regarding decisions of the zoning official. View Zoning Board of Appeals By-Laws (PDF).
The Board consists of seven members who serve three-year terms and meeting monthly.
Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month @ 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
54B District Court, Courtroom 1
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI 48823
A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 1, 101 Linden Street:
A public hearing will be held to consider a variance request from Carla Guggenheim for the property located at 1736 Roseland Avenue, in the R-1, Low Density Residential District from the following requirement of Chapter 50 – Zoning Code of the City of East Lansing:
Section 50-147(1)c. – In rear and side yards where six-foot fences are permitted, a fence may also include an additional two feet of height, up to a maximum of eight feet, provided that the top two feet are at least 75 percent open and unobstructed. The applicant is proposing a 10 foot fence to keep deer out of the yard.
A public hearing will be held to consider two variance requests from Hagan Realty Inc. for the property located at 534-536 Sycamore Lane, in the R-2, Medium Density Residential District from the following requirements of Chapter 50 - Zoning Code of the City of East Lansing:
Section 50-301. – Maximum Ground Coverage Ratio 40 percent, to allow the reconstruction of a driveway that would add additional driveway surface totaling 41.9 percent.
Section 50-816(4). – Parking and Driveway Setback minimum of three feet side yard setback for residential driveways, to allow a driveway with zero side yard setback.