Zoning Board

About the City of Geneva Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is charged with applying statutory guidance on exceptions to the City’s development regulations. The Board reviews development proposals that are in conflict with City regulations and applies regulatory tests and community standards to determine if an exception can be made. Individuals with expertise in land use planning, architecture, construction, or legal concepts are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the 2020 Planning Board & Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at the Public Safety Building (255 Exchange St.) unless otherwise noted. Please see the above link for the 2020 schedule. 

Please see full list of board and commission members here.

Zoning Board of Appeals Positions

(7 total seats, 3-year terms)

Individuals with expertise in land use planning, architecture, construction, or legal concepts are encouraged to apply.

Meeting Minutes/Agendas – 2020

*In an abundance of caution, the March 24, 2020 meeting has been postponed until further notice. The future date will be announced as soon as that information is available.*

March 2020 –  *PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME OF THE 3/24/2020 MEETING IS 6:00PM*

February 2020
ZBA Agenda: February 25, 2020

Meeting Minutes/Agendas – 2019

December 2019
ZBA – December 17, 2019 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: December 17, 2019

August 2019
ZBA – August 27, 2019 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: August 27, 2019

July 2019
ZBA – July 23, 2019 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: July 23, 2019

May 2019
ZBA – May 28, 2019 Minutes – FINAL

February 2019
ZBA – February 26, 2019 Minutes – FINAL

Meeting Minutes/Agendas – 2018

November 2018
ZBA – November 27, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: November 27, 2018

October 2018
ZBA – October 23, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: October 23, 2018

September 2018
ZBA – September 11, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: September 11, 2018

August 2018
ZBA – August 28, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA – August 9, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: August 9, 2018

July 2018
ZBA – July 24, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: July 24, 2018
ZBA – July 23, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: July 23, 2018

June 2018
ZBA – June 19, 2018 Minutes – FINAL

May 2018
ZBA – May 22, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: May 22, 2018
ZBA – May 16, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: May 16, 2018

April 2018
ZBA Notice to Postpone 4-26-18 to 5-16-18
ZBA – April 10, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA – April 10, 2019 Transcript
Just A Reminder: 
As many of you are aware, the Zoning Board closed the public hearing on April 10th, 2018 for the Trinity Episcopal Church agenda item, but kept the record open until April 20th, 2018 at 4:30pm. This is just a reminder to please provide any written comments that you would like part of the record to Neal or Jackie on the third floor of City Hall (47 Castle Street) on the third floor in the Engineering Department. 
If you have any questions, please contact Neal Braman at NLB@Geneva.ny.us.

March 2018
ZBA – March 27, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda [Revised]: March 27, 2018

February 2018
ZBA Notice of Hearing February 26, 2018

January 2018
ZBA – Notice of Hearing – January 18, 2018
ZBA – January 2, 2018 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA – January 2, 2018 Transcript

Meeting Minutes/Agendas – 2017

November 2017
ZBA – November 28, 2017 Minutes – FINAL

Be sure to click on the image of the attachments for the links below:

July 2017
ZBA – July 25, 2017 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: July 25, 2017

May 2017
ZBA – May 23, 2017 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: May 23, 2017 *Please note the start time: 6:00pm

April 2017
ZBA – April 25, 2017 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: April 25, 2017

March 2017
ZBA – March 28, 2017 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: March 28, 2017
For our 3/28 meeting-this is a procedural matter, and no action is expected on the actual application, the Board does not intend to conduct public comment on the proposal at this time. The meeting is still open for people to come and observe.

February 2017
ZBA – February 28, 2017 Minutes – FINAL
ZBA Agenda: February 28, 2017

January 2017
ZBA – January 24, 2017 Minutes – FINAL

Meeting Minutes/Agendas – 2016

October 2016
ZBA – October 25, 2016 Minutes – FINAL

July 2016
ZBA – July 26, 2016 Minutes – FINAL

June 2016
ZBA – June 28, 2016 Minutes – FINAL

April 2016
ZBA – April 26, 2016 Minutes – FINAL

March 2016
ZBA – March 22, 2016 Minutes – FINAL

February 2016
ZBA – February 23, 2016 Minutes – FINAL

January 2016
ZBA – January 26, 2016 Minutes – FINAL