Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals has the power and duty to hear and decide all matters referred to it by the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance, including conditional use requests and variances due to a hardship being created by strict interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance. Variances to be decided by the Zoning Board include the reduction of front yard depth or side yard width, rear yard reduction, building height increases, use of undersized lots, decrease in open space, decrease in parking requirements, and increase in maximum sign area. Members serve a 5-year term.

Regular Meetings shall be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Below are links to additional information on zoning in Urbana:

COMMISSION MEMBER APPLICATION:  If you are interested in becoming a board members on the Zoning Board of Appeals when an opening becomes available, please go to the Mayor's Office page and download the application.


Board/Commission Members

Board/Commission Staff

Staff Member Contact
Teri Andel - Planning Administrative Assistant
(217) 384-2440
Kevin Garcia - Planner II
(217) 328-8269
Lorrie Pearson - Planning Manager/Zoning Administrator
(217) 384-2440
Marcus Ricci - Planner II
(217) 328-8283
Lily Wilcock - Planner I
(217) 328-8284

Upcoming Meetings

Recent Meetings