The ZBA is authorized by Michigan statute and helps ensure that the objectives of the Zoning Ordinance are met, public safety secured, and substantial justice is done. All meetings are open to the public and public notices are completed prior to a public hearing. The powers and jurisdiction of the ZBA are specified in the City of Portage Zoning Ordinance (Section 42-620 to 42-623) and include the granting of variances, interpretations, temporary uses and other appeals as authorized in the ordinance.
There are seven members and two alternate members on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).
Zoning Board Members
Jay Eichstaedt, Chair
Lynn Haddow, Vice Chair
Linda Fry, Secretary
Jeff Mais, Zoning & Codes Administrator, Ex Officio
Biqi Zhao, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning
Zoning Board of Appeals agendas will be posted the Monday before each Monday meeting. Minutes will be posted once approved by the board.
2nd Monday of every month
City Hall 7900 S Westnedge Avenue Portage, MI 49002
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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