Zoning Board of Appeals

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What Is the Zoning Board of Appeals?

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is composed of 7 residents and two alternates, appointed to a 3-year term. Meetings are held, as needed, on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 PM at the City Hall, 3338 Coolidge. ZBA meetings are televised live on Berkley's government access channel, WBRK (available for WOW and Comcast customers).

The ZBA hears the following types of cases:

  • Zoning Variances, both use and nonuse variance requests
  • Zoning Appeals as described under the zoning ordinance
  • Interpretation of use
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS HANDBOOK published by the Michigan Municipal League. 

Who We Are.
 Board Member Term Expires
 Ryan J. Gesund  July 2022
 Joseph V. Krug  July 2022
 Sue McAlpine  July 2023
 Erick McDonald (Alternate)  July 2024
 Miles Uhlar  July 2024
 Maria Ward  July 2022

Council Liaison: Dennis Hennen
Staff Liaison: Erin Schlutow

To view the enabling legislation surrounding the ZBA, click here. To view the ZBA's Rules of Procedure, click here. To view ZBA meeting agendas and minutes, click here. Questions or comments for the board can be directed to Community Development Director Erin Schlutow at eschlutow@berkleymich.net or 248-658-3320.

When Can You Attend a Meeting?
ATTN Businesses, Residents, and Community Members:

If you would like to submit an agenda item for the ZBA meeting, please review the submission deadlines below.

Berkley ZBA

Property or business owner who wishes to modify existing property in a way that is not addressed in the zoning ordinance, can apply for a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). 

Watch Meetings Live online!

Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are televised live** on Berkley's government access channel, WBRK (available for WOW and Comcast customers).

**Work sessions & Joint Meetings are not recorded or televised.

If a meeting is currently in session, it will be streamed live below.


Watch Archived Meetings online!

Miss a meeting? You can view recorded meetings below. Click the  youtubeplaylistbutton  icon in the top right corner of the video to see the full list of available meetings. Recorded meetings are only available online from January 2018 to the present.


The City of Berkley will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities. For more information on this, or to request auxiliary aids or services, contact the city in writing or by phone at:

City Clerk's Office
Berkley City Hall
3338 Coolidge Hwy.
Berkley, MI 48072


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