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Zoning Board of Appeals
The ZBA serves is the first step to appeal a decision, seek a variance from an ordinance, or to request an interpretation of the Zoning Map.
When a point of controversy cannot be resolved with the ZBA, the next step is Circuit Court. No local body, including the City Council, can override a decision of the ZBA as long as it concerns an action within their authority.
The ZBA has the power to:
- authorize variances for height, area, size of structure, size of yard, open spaces, off-street parking and loading requirements or other dimensional requirements.
Local ordinance prohibits the granting of "use" variances. Variances should only be granted when specific criteria are met.
2023 Meeting Documents
The ZBA did not meet in 2022
The ZBA did not meet in 2021
2020 Meeting Minutes
2019 Meeting Minutes
2018 Meeting Minutes
2017 Meeting Minutes
2016 Meeting Minutes
2015 Meeting Minutes
2014 Meeting Minutes
2013 Meeting Minutes
There were no ZBA meetings held in 2012.
2011 Meeting Minutes
|James E. Barnes||Council Liaison||763 Ionia Rd.||517-647-3211|
|Jayne Graham||Vice Chair||625 Kent St.||517-647-2547|
|Kathy Parsons||Chair||310 Kent St.||517-647-4177|
|Joe Fedewa||900 Cherrywood Circle||517-647-6606|
|Rachelle Breeden||Secretary||431 Academy St.||517-647-3211|
- 7 p.m.
- The 2nd Monday of every month
- City Hall
259 Kent Street
Portland, MI 48875