Board of Zoning Appeals

Type: Board

Meeting Frequency: Second Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber

Contact: Secretary, Donna Payne, (540) 853-1146; donna.payne@roanokeva.gov

Members: Seven (7)

MemberTerm of OfficeEligible for Reappointment
Valeria Alphin12/31/20Yes
Antwyne U. Calloway12/31/19Yes
Marcus Huffman12/31/18Yes
Robert H. Logan, III12/31/20No
Bryan Musselwhite12/31/20Yes
Walter I. Rutherfoord12/31/19Yes
Mike Woolwine12/31/18Yes

Purpose: The purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals shall be to hear appeals by persons aggrieved by any decision of the Zoning Administrator. The Board may reverse, affirm or modify the decision of the Zoning Administrator. The Board shall, in specific cases, authorize variances from the Zoning Ordinance. The Board shall grant special exceptions, when authorized by the Zoning Ordinance, upon proper application therefor.

NOTE: 

  • See Chapter 36.1, Zoning, Article VII, Sections 36.1-650 - 36.1-660, Board of Zoning Appeals. Also see Section 62, Zoning, of the City Charter.
  • See Ordinance No. 31295-010493, granted a limited exception to the three term limit established by §2-281.1, Code of the City of Roanoke (1979), as amended, for certain incumbent members of the Board of Zoning Appeals who would otherwise be subject to such term limit.
  • See Ordinance No. 35953-061702 increasing membership to seven.
  • See Ordinance No. 37385-051106 - $100.00 per month stipend awarded to members upon attainment of certification through the Virginia Certified Board of Zoning Appeals Program.
  • Sec. 15.2-2308, Board of Zoning Appeals to be created; membership, organization, etc., Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, requires that members be residents of the locality.

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