Planning Commission Supports Permit To Construct New Car Dealership

Planning Commission Supports Permit To Construct New Car Dealership

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - On August 12th, the Planning Commission voted to support the approval of a Special Use Permit to construct 24,902 square foot new car dealership at 1510 Grand River Avenue.

LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram of Okemos has requested a special use permit to construct a new car dealership on two parcels at 1510 and 1560 Grand River Avenue, located on the north side of Grand River Avenue, west of Powell Road.

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on this permit request where residents voiced their concerns which included wetland destruction and extra traffic in the area.

Commissioner Peter Trezise told us what convinced him to support this request even after hearing the residents concerns.

He said, “I can't speak for every member of the board but I think the applicant came in with a reasonable proposal. He's protecting the wetlands. He's taking care of drainage issues. He's addressed some excess lighting issues and he really has worked to get along with the neighbors and to fit in with the community.”

The next Planning Commission meeting will be on August 26th at 7:00 pm.

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