Zoning Board of Adjustment


Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month except in November and December. Meetings are not held when there are no applications for relief.

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Municipal Building
         3800 University Boulevard
         West University Place, TX 77005

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The next Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Public hearings regarding the following applications will be held:


Name Position
Sandy Hellums-Gomez Position 1, Chair
Steven Segal Position 2
Bruce Beneke Position 3
Edward Nikonowicz Position 4
Janet Parisi Position 5
Donald Yurewicz Alternate A
David Kuykendall Alternate B
Sergio Amelio Alternate C
Sylvette Bobb Alternate D


The ZBA is provided for under the City Charter and Chapter 211 of the Local Government Code. The ZBA is responsible for granting variances and special exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance. The ZBA is composed of West U residents, who are appointed by City Council to serve for 2-year terms.

The board is a quasi-judicial body that does not make policy. City Council makes policy. The ZBA hears requests for variances and special exceptions, as well as, assists in interpreting the Zoning Ordinance when requests are made by persons who disagree with the Administrative Official's interpretations.

The board must abide by the mandates of the state law and the ordinances of the City of West University Place, which both grant and place limits on its powers. Even in cases where a decision of the board is reviewed by a state district court, mistakes of law are the issue that is reviewed. Evidence is not reheard.

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    West University Place, TX 77005

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