Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

The Board of Zoning Appeals hears requests for variances from the Zoning Code. Members: Five regular and one student (non-voting). Term: One year.

BZA Meeting Day & Location

  • When: 7 pm, fourth Tuesday of each month (unless other notice is given)
  • Where: City Council Chambers, Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road (unless otherwise noted)

BZA meetings will be cancelled due to lack of an agenda if there is no business to be discussed or if there is no quorum.

Virtual Meetings During COVID-19 Outbreak

While in a local emergency under Minnesota Statute, section 12.37, the Golden Valley Planning Commission will conduct its meetings virtually via Cisco Webex. Meetings will be televised and webcast live (see link above). Meeting instructions will be available here when the agenda is posted.

Our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of our residents, staff, and the Golden Valley community. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of closures, cancellations, and changes.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and minutes are posted as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next BZA meeting.

Current BZA Members

  • Richard Orenstein, Chair,
    May 2021
  • Sophia Ginis, Vice Chair, May 2021
  • Nancy Nelson,
    May 2021
  • Chris Carlson,
    May 2021
  • Rotating Planning Commission Representative
  • Kade Arms-Regenold, Youth, May 2021

Staff Liaisons

  • Myles Campbell, Planner

2020 Meetings

  • Jan 28 Canceled
  • Feb 25 Canceled
  • March 24 Canceled
  • April 28 Agenda | Minutes
  • May 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • June 23 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 28 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 25 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 24 Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 22 Agenda | Minutes

Meeting Archive

View past years' BZA Agendas and BZA Minutes in the City's online document center.