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
    Joe Chamley
    [email protected]May 2014July 2019June 2024
    Jared Fritz
    [email protected]June 2016July 2023June 2028
    Dan Cothern[email protected]June 2008July 2019June 2024
    Brian Knox[email protected]July 1995July 2020June 2025
    Joe Zalabak[email protected]July 2022July 2022June 2027
    Bridgett R. Wakefield[email protected]April 2013July 2021June 2026
    Jon Paul Youakim, MD[email protected]November 2017July 2020June 2025
    Michael Hunt
    [email protected]November 2018July 2023June 2028
    July 2020June 2025
  • Staff Support

    Planning & Development Department
    [email protected]

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

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