The City of East Lansing has received an application for a Wetland Use Permit under authority of Chapter 49, Wetland Protection, of the East Lansing City Code from applicant, Mr. John Gentilozzi, 3400 West Rd. LLC, East Lansing, MI 48823, for construction of the new Lansing District Headquarters for Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) at 3401 Coolidge Road (Property).
The site contains one wetland regulated by both the State of Michigan and the City of East Lansing. The current site plan proposes to impact 0.24 acre of wetland for an access drive with sidewalk and for construction of a building with a stormwater discharge into the existing wetland. The project proposes to restore approximately 0.008 acre of wetland that was previously filled for a wetland crossing. A Wetland Use Permit will be considered by the City for the proposed activities contingent to the agreement that a mitigation ratio of 1:1 will be required since there is reasonable opportunity on site to create wetland in upland as mitigation.
The applicant proposes the following wetland uses:
1. Construct an access road from Coolidge Road through wetland to service the new building. This will entail two (2) wetland crossings, filling 0.16 acre of wetland with 942 cubic yards of fill.
2.Construct a building, parking area, and underground stormwater detention system. Grading for the building and parking lot and placement of the stormwater outfall for the subsurface detention basin will fill 0.08 acre of wetland with 370 cubic yards of fill.
The proposed project is also regulated under Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The applicant has also submitted a wetland permit application to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for the same proposed activities.
All persons wishing to make comments shall furnish their written comments to Catherine DeShambo, Environmental Services Administrator, City of East Lansing, Department of Public Works, 410 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI, 48823, or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5, 2020.
Copies of the Wetland Use Permit Application materials, the report and recommendation of the City's Wetland Consultant may be viewed here: