Zoning Board of Appeals

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
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Upcoming Public Hearings

A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, Feburary 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the 54B District Court, Courtroom 1, 101 Linden Street:

  • A public hearing will be held to consider an application from Chris Parsons and Kara (Nygren) Parsons for the property located at 1107 Daisy Lane, in the R-2, Medium Density Single-Family Residential, zoning district for a variance from the following requirement of Chapter 50 – Zoning Code of the City of East Lansing:

    Section 50-301 – Minimum setback, principle building on a corner lot line. The minimum setback requirement is 20 feet. 

  • The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing single-family residential structure and build a new single-family residential structure that would be located ten feet from the east property line adjacent to Larkspur Drive.  


  • Konrad Hittner
    Term expires: 2018
  • Erik Altmann (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2018
  • Jon Jorgensen
    Term expires: 2018
  • Brian Laxton, Chair
    Term expires: 2018
  • Vacancy
    Term expires: 2020

  • Caroline Ruddell, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2019
  • Ismat Lal
    Term expires: 2019
  • James Bradley (Alternate)
    Term expires: 2019
  • Andria Ditschman
    Term expires: 2020

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit an Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals.