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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Garfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at their regular meeting on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The hearing will take place at the Garfield Township Hall, located at 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, Michigan 49684.  The following request will be heard:


A request made by Peninsula Construction & Design on behalf of Living Hope Church for a Variance from the setback requirements.  The specific request is asking for a variance from 40 ft to 10 ft for the existing section of asphalt parking located on the south side of the property along Day Dr-approximately 7300 sq ft.  The property is zoned R-1 Single Family and the current use is Institutional.  The property is located at 3050 W South Airport Road with a property number of 05-105-001-00.


A copy of the application, zoning ordinance and zoning map may be inspected at the zoning office of the Charter Township of Garfield located at 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, Michigan between the hours of 7:30 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday.  All persons will have the right to speak at the Public Hearing.  Any written comments with respect to this application may be submitted to the Township zoning department at the address above during regular office hours as described above or during the Public Hearing.  The Township’s telephone number is 231-941-1620.



The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members of the community that are appointed by the Township Board. These members are empowered to hear appeals in matters relating to the zoning ordinance. In some cases, they are asked to interpret the zoning text or map, hear a variance request, or review an appeal of an administrative decision made by the zoning administrator. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals does not have the power to alter or change a zoning district classification of any property, or authorize use variances.


2019 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Dates and Deadlines 

Zoning Board of Appeals Application

This page last updated on 3/14/2019.

3848 Veterans Drive | Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-941-1620 | fax: 231-941-1588