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

The next Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meeting is scheduled for March 28, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Name Position
Ross Fava Position 1, Chair
Michael Tucker Position 2
Francois Daube Position 3
Jennifer Sickler Position 4
Matthew "Mateo" Fisher Position 5
Cameron Cuenod Alternate A
Shaffer Braun Alternate B
Nikhil Nayak Alternate C
Zhandong "Zack" Liu 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.