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. Currently, both alternate positions are vacant and we are taking applications. Alternates are expected to attend the meetings and are called up to sit in as regular members in the absence of a regular member. Click here to complete the online board application. 

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
 Joseph V. Krug  July 2025
 Sue McAlpine (Chair)  July 2026
 Erick McDonald  July 2027
 Joann Serr  July 2025
 Kevin Wilner
 July 2026
 Steve Allen  July 2025
 Andrew Creal  July 2027

Council Liaison: Dennis Hennen
Staff Liaison: Kristen Kapelanski

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 zba@berkleymich.net or 248-658-3320.

When Can You Attend a Meeting?
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 PM at City Hall, 3338 Coolidge.

ATTN Businesses, Residents, and Community Members:

If you would like to submit an agenda item for the Planning Commission meeting, the submission deadline is Friday 5 WEEKS BEFORE the meeting. 

2024 Meeting Dates Submission Deadline
January 9 - (Delayed for City Council) December 8, 2023
February 12 January 12
March 11 February 9
April 8 March 8
May 13 April 12
June 10 May 10
July 8 June 7
August 13 July 12
September 9 August 9
October 14
September 13
November 12 (Delayed due to Holiday)
October 11
December 9 November 8 

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 list of available meetings from 2024, and visit our YouTube channel to see the list of available meetings from previous years. 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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