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Board of Zoning Appeals

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The St. Louis Park Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) act in an advisory capacity to the city council. BOZA hears and makes recommendations on matters referred to them or when it is required under the zoning ordinance.

The board will hear and decide on variances to be granted in regard to the zoning ordinance and other applicable state laws. The board will also hear and decide on appeals from any order, requirement, permit decision, refusal or determination from the zoning administrator or interpretation of the zoning ordinance. Recommendations, reports and records from the board are communicated to the city council.


Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. and are shown live on ParkTV channel 17.

Board members

(updated June 21, 2019) 

The commission consists of seven regular members, one of which is appointed by the St. Louis Park School District, and one non-voting youth member.

Name Role  Term expires
Carl Robertson Regular member May 31, 2020
Claudia Johnston-Madison Regular member May 31, 2020
Jessica Kraft Vice chair May 31, 2021
Courtney Erwin Regular member  May 31, 2022 
Lynette Dumalag  Regular member  May 31, 2022 
Matt Eckholm  Chair  May 31, 2021 
Jim Beneke  School representative  May 31, 2022 
Youth member   

Agendas and minutes


Sept. 4, 2019

June 19, 2019  Agenda  

Board liaisons

Gary Morrison, assistant zoning administrator

Zoning and Planning, main line: 

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