Public Hearing - Zoning Board of Appeals

May 20, 2019 7:00 pm




Pursuant to Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended, notice is hereby given that the City of Dexter Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019. The hearing will take place at the Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, Michigan. The purpose of hearing is to take public comments regarding the following variance application:

The applicant, Thomas S. Charis, is requesting the following variances in order to construct an addition and an attached carport to an existing, non-conforming single-family home, which is located at 7861 Fourth Street (08-08-06-151-002):

  • A 19.3-foot variance from the 25-foot rear yard setback required by Section 20.01 of the City of Dexter Zoning Ordinance.
  • A 4 percent variance from the 30 percent maximum lot coverage required by Section 20.01 of the City of Dexter Zoning Ordinance.

The applicant is requesting the variances due to practical difficulties associated with the property. If granted, the 19.3-foot variance will allow a 5.7-foot rear yard setback from the southwestern property line, and the 4 percent variance will allow a maximum lot coverage of 34 percent.

According to Section 4.05(E)(2) of the Zoning Ordinance, non-conforming structures in any zoning district may be expanded only after approval by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The application is available for public inspection at the City Offices, 8123 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Dexter, MI 48130; weekdays between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and can be accessed by clicking here. Any questions regarding the rezoning application should be directed to the Office of Community Development at 734-580-2235.

Interested parties are welcome to attend the public hearing and present their comments. Written comments regarding the proposal should be submitted to the Office of Community Development at the address listed above or via email to, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019.

Sign language interpreter, or other assistance, may be provided upon request to the City Clerk, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Minutes of all meetings are available on the City website,