The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is governed by a nine-member board that is appointed by City Council. Members serve three year terms. Members must reside in the City of Westland. The Zoning Board of Appeals may grant an appeal and modify the Zoning Ordinance based on practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships in carrying out the regulations of the ordinance. Zoning Board of Appeals Applications (PDF) for variances are filed with the Clerk's Office.
Zoning Board of Appeals Attorney
Daniel Murphy Term expires: June 21, 2024
David Rappaport, Vice-Chairman Term expires: May 6, 2023
Eileen DeHart-Schoof Term expires: May 12, 2025
Mary Vellardita Term expires: June 6, 2025
Merrill Downing Term expires: May 16, 2023
Adam Gorring Term expires: October 15, 2024
Benny McGough Term expires: May 12, 2025
Tim Furlong Term expires: January 3, 2025
Vacant Term expires:
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The information provided in the charts below and under each individual Board or Commission was self reported and the City does not warrant the accuracy of the information.