Zoning Board of Appeals

  • About the Board

    The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board which reviews requests for Variations from the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance when a property has a unique hardship, and is also used to appeal interpretations made by the City’s Zoning Administrator. Because the Board is quasi-judicial, in many circumstances its decisions are not subject to the review of the City Council.

    The Board consists of seven members that are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.  Each member is appointed to a five-year term.

    Learn more about the Zoning Board of Appeals.


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  • Board Members

    MemberContact InformationTerm BeganTerm Expires
    Dan Cothern
    Keller Williams Commercial
    2441 Village Green Pl.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    O: 217-239-7141
    H: 217-369-1912
    June 2008June 2019
    Bridgett R. Wakefield
    1620 Sangamon Dr.
    Champaign 61821
    O: 217-351-4100
    H: 217-721-6862
    April 2013June 2021
    Joe Chamley
    3304 Pinegrove Pl.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    C:  217-898-9518
    May 2014June 2019
    Jared Fritz
    310 Kelly Ct.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    O: 217-552-2809
    June 2016June 2023
    Brian Knox
    1305 N McKinley Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    O: 217-202-5669July 1995June 2020
    Ryan Murphy
    410 N. Prairie St., #15
    Champaign, IL 61822
    C:  217-840-7953
    February 2014June 2022
    Jordan Evans-Kaplan
    312 S. State St., Apt. 4
    Champaign, IL 61820
    C: 217-369-7775
    July 2017 June 2020
    Jon Paul Youakim, MD
    3848 Thornhill Cir.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    C: 217-255-9700
    E: jpyouakim@gmail.com
    November 2017June 2020
    July 2017June 2018
  • Staff Support

    Planning & Development Department

    City of Champaign
    Planning & Development Department
    102 N. Neil St.
    Champaign, IL 61820

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