January 4, 2023


There will be a meeting of the Vergennes Township Zoning Board of Appeals on January 5th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vergennes Township Hall located at 69 Lincoln Lake Ave NE (Lowell) to hear the following business:

  1. A variance application has been received from James Speerstra to create a nonconforming shared driveway easement for a property located at 13163 Vergennes Street NE, Lowell, MI 49331. The property is known as permanent parcel #41-16-26-376-012. The requested variance would allow a second backlot for the intended purpose of a residential dwelling with an easement of less 33’ and would allow it to be placed with 2’ of a parcel line and within 8’ of an existing dwelling. Relevant zoning ordinances are 202.002, 202.004.A, 202.004.C, 202.007, 201.306, 201.408, and 201.704.
  2. A variance application has been received from All Weather Seal/MCD5 Properties LLC/Scott McDowell for an Industrial zoned parcel located at 687 Lincoln Lake Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, also known as permanent parcel #41-16-34-295-001. The variance request is to allow an accessory structure within 5’ of an existing structure on the property. Relevant zoning ordinances include 201.402.A, 201.309, and 201.704.

The complete variance applications can be reviewed at the Vergennes Township Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays or on the website at Public comment will be heard at the meeting and comments received by mail, email, in person or in the Township drop box will be considered if received at the Township office prior to 6:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Comments may be emailed to:

To view the application on the website, click on “Departments”, then “Zoning Board of Appeals”, then “Pending Applications.”