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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals has the authority to approve variances from the requirements of the Land Use Code.

The Board may grant variances where:

  1. By reason of exceptional physical conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situations unique to the property, including, but not limited to physical conditions such as exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or topography, the strict application of the code requirements would result in unusual and exceptional practical difficulties or undue hardship upon the owner of the property;
  2. The proposal will promote the general purpose of the standard for which the variance requested is equally well or better than would a proposal which complies with the standard for which the variance is requested; or
  3. The proposal will not diverge from the standards of the Land Use Code except in a nominal, inconsequential way when considered in the context of the neighborhood.

Regular Meeting Schedule:

2nd Thursday of each month
8:30 a.m.
Council Chambers
City Hall West
300 LaPorte Ave.

view meeting schedule >>for more information (including exceptions to the regular schedule)

Current and Past Agendas

Note: All agendas are PDF documents

Options Meeting Date
Download Agenda Thursday July 10, 2014
Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Thursday June 12, 2014
Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Thursday May 8, 2014
Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Thursday April 10, 2014
Download Agenda Download Summary Agenda Thursday March 13, 2014
Download Agenda Thursday February 13, 2014

Recommended Qualifications:

Good, general background.

Time Commitment:

4-6 hours/month

Current Members: Interested in applying?

Council Liaison: Gino Campana

Term Expires:
December 31, 2014    Heidi Shuff and Daphne Bear
December 31, 2015    Mike Bello and Robert Long
December 31, 2016    Peter Bohling and John McCoy
December 31, 2017    William Stockover and Ralph Shields