Addresses: 3148 Bellevue and 5730 E. Eight Mile Rd
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of seven members appointed by the City Council for a term of three years. Members must be United States Citizens and residents of the City of Detroit, and not members of City Government. Members may be removed for cause by the Council only after consideration of written charges and a public hearing. Any vacancies are filled by Council for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides Appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative official charged with the enforcement of the City of Detroit Zoning Ordinance. The basis upon which the Building Permit was denied determines the type of Zoning Appeals that is made to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
THE APPEAL WILL THEREFORE FALL INTO ONE OF SEVERAL CATEGORIES:
1) A SPECIFIC INTERPRETATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE.
2) AN ADJUSTMENT OR A VARIANCE FROM THE STRICT APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE.
3) A DECISION ON SUCH MATTERS WHICH IT IS AUTHORIZED TO REVIEW BY THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE.
4) JURISDICTION OVER ALL NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS AND USES.
5) JURISDICTION OVER REQUEST FOR HARDSHIP RELIEF AS PROVIDE FOR BY THE ZONING ORDINANCE.
The Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides from, and reviews any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administration official charged with the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.
They are also charged with accepting appeals from decision made by the Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department after a hearing has been held before the Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department‘s Hearing Officer.
The Board of Zoning Appeals office is located at 212 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit, Michigan 48226, telephone number is (313) 224-3595. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
You can view the meeting in the following manner:
To attend online use:
Meeting ID: 84422726457
The City Council's Appointed Seven Board Members are:
|Robert G. Weed||March, 2013||District 1||December, 2024|
|Kimberly Hill Knott||February 2023||District 2||December, 2025|
|Elois Moore||January, 2017||District 3||December, 2025|
|Jerry Watson||May, 2022||District 4||December, 2024|
|Robert Thomas||March, 2013||District 5||December, 2024|
|Robert Roberts||February 2023||District 6||December, 2025|
|Anthony Sherman||March 2020||District 7||December, 2023|
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Schedule
|January 30, 2023 - Training||July 24, 2023|
|February 13, 2023||July 31, 2023 (alternative)|
|February 20, 2023||August 14, 2023|
|February 27, 2023||August 21, 2023|
|March 13, 2023||August 28, 2023|
|March 20, 2023||September 11, 2023|
|March 27, 2023||September 18, 2023|
|April 3, 2023||Setember 25, 2023|
|May 8 2023||October 9, 2023 (alternative)|
|May 15, 2023||Ocotber 23, 2023|
|May 22, 2023||October 30, 2023|
|May 29, 2023 (alternate)||November 13, 2023|
|June 5, 2022||November 20, 2023|
|June 12, 2022||December 11, 2023|
|July 10, 2023||December 18, 2023|
|July 17, 2023|