Board of Zoning & Building Appeals

The Board of Zoning & Building Appeals is required by Gahanna City Charter. The Board of Zoning & Building Appeals hears and decides appeals for exceptions to ordinances, resolutions, and regulations of the City pertaining to zoning, building, and landscaping in the City. The Board shall also have the power to hear and decide appeals from the decisions, measures and orders of City officials, boards, commissions and agencies pertaining to zoning, building, and landscaping in the City. The Board shall decide its cases to afford justice and avoid unreasonable hardship to citizens. The Board’s authority shall be exercised subject to such reasonable standards as shall be prescribed by Council.

The Board of Zoning & Building Appeals meets as needed at the call of the Chair and at such other times as the Board may determine. Meetings are held on the 1st and 4th Thursdays, as needed.

All meetings of the Gahanna Board of Zoning & Building Appeals are open to the public. Agendas and minutes may be found in the Legislative CalendarClick here 


Members
The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals consists of 5 members with 3 appointed by City Council and 2 appointed by the Mayor. Members serve staggered 3 year terms. Current members are:
  • Asa Benjamin Winkler, Chair
  • Donald W. Jensen, Vice Chair
  • Hakim Ben Adjoua
  • Tim Pack
  • Debra Mecozzi
Clerical support to the Board of Zoning & Building Appeals is handled by the Council Office. Please contact Kimberly McWilliams, CMC, MMC, Clerk of Council, if you have any questions at (614) 342-4090.

Additional Information
Legislative Calendar
Charter of the City of Gahanna
BZA Rules
Chapter 147 of the Codified Ordinances