East Lansing City Council approved new construction and heard noise and pollution complaints at the Feb. 7 meeting.
The City Council approved a plan to expand a industrial building at 3410 West Road by nearly 7,000 square feet.
It was not specified what they planned to build or what was already on the premises at the address.
Project manager and real estate agent John Gentilozzi said spending $4 million to increase the property’s square footage would benefit the East Lansing.
“I think the project speaks for itself and I think Atesteo (project company) will be a great addition to the city of East Lansing,” Gentilozzi said.
Gentilozzi was accompanied by Roy Schulde, the president of Atesteo, who concurred with his remarks. A drivetrain testing facility, ATESTEO North America, Inc. was founded in 2022.
The board also heard concerns from Daphne O’Regan who said loud cars and the noise pollution can have negative effects on the health of residents, O’Regan asked council to regulate aftermarket modifications on vehicles in residential neighborhoods.
“Sometimes cars are so loud that my students and I cannot carry on a conversation…. it’s not only a civil infraction but a traffic ticket…the cars that are modified to be louder.” said O’Regan, Associate Clinical Professor of Law.
Following the public hearing, Mayor Ron Bacon started a conversation regarding the possibility of a high school-level Youth Commission program and what it would entail.