NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS East Lansing Planning Commission


Notice is hereby given of the following public hearing to be held by the East Lansing Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., at Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823.


  1. A public hearing will be held to consider an application from Larry Viles on behalf of George F. Eyde Family, LLC, for the property at 120 West Saginaw Street. The request is to remove approximately twenty-seven existing trees in addition to trees already removed. 


  1. A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1529, a conditional rezoning request from Michael Zawacki to change the zone district for 730 Grove Street from R-2 Medium-Density Single-Family Residential to RM-32 City Center Multiple-Family Residential, for use of an existing building as a bed and breakfast.


  1. A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1530, proposed zoning ordinance amendments related to electrical regulations. Specifically, the amendments are meant to facilitate the installation of solar energy systems, adjust regulations for outdoor lighting and electronic display signs in accordance with best practices, and to clarify regulations regarding Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. An informational open house regarding the proposed amendments will be open to the public and held at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Rd., on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 6-8 pm.


  1. A public hearing will be held to consider Ordinance 1531, proposed zoning ordinance amendments meant to align local regulation of licenses for the retail sale of alcohol for off-site consumption (specifically SDM/Specially Designated Merchant licenses, which allow for the retail sale of beer, wine, and mixed spirit drinks, and SDD/Specially Designated Distributor licenses, which allow for the retail sale of spirits) with those of the State of Michigan.


A staff report (Agenda Item Report) for each public hearing will be published on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting. To locate staff reports, please visit the City’s public meeting portal at and select the meeting date.


Materials related to the request are available for viewing at the Department of Planning, Building, and Development, East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm or on the City’s website located at Written comments may be sent prior to the public hearing to the Planning Commission, City of East Lansing, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823, or by email to


The City of East Lansing will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as interpreters for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon request received by the City seven (7) calendar days prior to the meeting. Individuals with disabilities requiring aids or services must contact the Planning, Building, and Development Office, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823, (517) 319-6930 (TDD Number: 1-800-649-3777) or via email at 


This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and published in compliance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, 2006 P.A. 110.


Marie E. Wicks

City Clerk




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