5G Small Cell
View the Small Cell Wireless Facilities Design Guidelines (PDF) here.
What is 5G?
5G is the fifth-generation mobile network, offering bigger channels to speed up data, lower latency to be more responsive and the ability to connect more devices at once for sensors and smart devices.
What regulations does the City of East Lansing have control over?
Per the City Code, the City can regulate the placement/siting of "small cell" facilities. View the Small Cell Networks section of the City Code for additional information.
Per State of Michigan requirements, local municipalities must allow for cellular wireless companies to add 5G small cell wireless facilities within their communities. View the State's Small Wireless Communications Facilities Deployment Act to learn more about the State's requirements.
How many small cell installations are there in the City and are there any planned for the future?
There are currently approximately 12 small cell installations in the City and Crown Castle has had pre-discussions with City staff and is proposing to add 54 new small cell locations within the City beginning sometime in 2023. As of April 19, 2023 the City has received 33 applications. View the ArcGIS map of proposed locations.
Representatives from Crown Castle attended a come-and-go open house at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center on February 27, 2023 as well as East Lansing City Council's March 14, 2023 discussion-only meeting. Community members can view the March 14 presentation and discussion here How many small cell installations are there in the City and are there any planned for the future?.
Who can I reach out to if I have additional questions?
The public can reach out to Crown Castle at Lansingarea@crowncastle.com and view a webpage the company has created for its proposed project in the Lansing/East Lansing area at www.crowncastle.com/communities/lansing-mi
Individuals with additional questions can reach out to East Lansing Department of Public Works Acting Director Ron Lacasse at (517) 337-9459 or email@example.com.
Crown Castle Applications
|Node No.||Permit Address||Actual Pole Address||New or Existing Pole|
|5||1238 Oak Ridge Ave.||1226 Oak Ridge Ave.||Existing|
|7||20 University Drive||33 University Drive||New|
|8||599 Cowley Ave.||1203 W. Grand River Ave.||New|
|14||111 N. Harrison Road||Kobs Field, MSU||Existing|
|43||939 Burcham Drive||715 Berkshire Lane||New|
|16||315 University Drive||315 University Drive||Existing|
|27||407 Marshall St.||535 Hillcrest Ave.||Existing|
|28||656 Abbot Road||644 Abbot Road||Existing|
|29||624 Forest St.||624 Forest St.||Existing|
|112||750 Audubon Road||805 Cowley Ave.||New|
|40||1000 Linden St.||408 Durand St.||New|
|41||1002 Albert St.||238 Durand St.||Existing|
|46||1309 Albert St.||1309 Albert St.||New|
|49||501 Lexington Ave.||Beech Street Parking Lot||New|
|65||1612 Snyder Road||1612 Snyder Road||Existing|
|117||511 Abbot Road||507 Abbot Road||Existing|
|50||670 Lexington Ave.||693 N. Hagadorn Road||New|
|42||592 Gunson St.||592 Gunson St.||Existing|
|10||215 Kensington Road||1048 Chesterfield Parkway||New|
|4||500 Glenmoor Road||1315 Westview Ave.||New|
|26||235 Delta St.||311 W. Grand River Ave.||New|
|31||322 Abbot Road||410 Abbot Road||Existing|
|33||230 Beech St.||545 M.A.C. Ave.||New|
|35||409 Ann St.||409 Ann St.||Existing|
|36||501 M.A.C. Ave.||501 M.A.C. Ave.||Existing|
|37||701 Ann St.||304 Collingwood Drive||New|
|38||601 Linden St.||Bailey Park (NW Corner)||New|
|44||708 Knoll Road||708 Knoll Road||Existing|
|48||290 N. Hagadorn Road||1513 Cahill Drive||Existing|
|63||305 John R. St.||1567 Cahill Drive||New|
|64||1653 Linden St.||1653 Linden St.||New|
|66||1677 Snyder Road||1677 Snyder Road||New|
|109||212 Highland Ave.||1226 Michigan Ave.||New|