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.
    Zoning Board of Appeals By-Laws.


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  • Board Members

    MemberContact InformationService BeganTerm BeganTerm Expires
    Bridgett R. Wakefield
    1620 Sangamon Dr.
    Champaign 61821
    O: 217-351-4100
    H: 217-721-6862
    April 2013July 2016June 2021
    Joe Chamley
    3304 Pinegrove Pl.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    C:  217-898-9518
    May 2014July 2019June 2024
    Dan Cothern
    2140 Harbortown Cir.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    O: 217-239-7141
    H: 217-369-1912
    June 2008July 2019June 2024
    Jared Fritz
    310 Kelly Ct.
    Champaign, IL 61821
    O: 217-552-2809
    June 2016July 2018June 2023
    Brian Knox
    1305 N McKinley Ave.
    Champaign, IL 61820
    O: 217-202-5669July 1995July 2020June 2025
    Ryan Murphy
    920 W Charles
    Champaign, IL 61820
    C:  217-840-7953
    February 2014July 2017June 2022
    Jordan Evans-Kaplan
    312 S. State St., Apt. 4
    Champaign, IL 61820
    C: 217-369-7775
    July 2017 July 2020June 2025
    Jon Paul Youakim, MD
    3848 Thornhill Cir.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    C: 217-255-9700
    November 2017July 2020June 2025
    Michael Hunt
    2610 Worthington Dr.
    Champaign, IL 61822
    C: 217-369-5750
    November 2018July 2018June 2023
  • Staff Support

    Planning & Development Department

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

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