||The Ann Arbor area is a friendly community with big-city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center nestled in a quintessential college town; a close-knit community of charming neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures. The Ann Arbor campus has plenty to inspire and entertain.
Ranked as the #2 Best College Town in America, Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan go together like Maize and Blue! With more than 43,000 undergrad and graduate students, campus life is interwoven with city life.
Ann Arbor is a successful tech hub, attracting entrepreneurs, start-ups and tech giants such as Google. The talent pool and resources rival that of Silicon Valley but with a Midwestern culture and relatively lower cost of living than the Bay Area or New York City. Ann Arbor is the perfect climate for tech companies to find success, stability and growth.
Although geographically small, the area is perhaps most renowned for its entertainment, athletics, cultural offerings, dining experiences and nightlife. On almost any given weekend, a visit to Ann Arbor will coincide with one of the many festivals and special events hosted in Ann Arbor. Two of the most recognizable traditions are the Ann Arbor Art Fair and University of Michigan football. Every July, the award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fair transforms the downtown streets into an art gallery featuring thousands of juried artists. In the fall, each football Saturday brings more than 100,000 people to town for tailgating and fill "The Big House" to watch the University of Michigan Wolverines. In the winter, holiday light festivals and the Ann Arbor Folk Festival are always crowd pleasers. April brings the thaw and a weekend unlike any other as we celebrate whimsy during FoolMoon and FestiFools.
Described as an urban oasis, the Ann Arbor area is also the perfect four season destination for outdoor enthusiasts. You'll discover golf courses, trails groomed for hiking and cross-country skiing, some of the best canoeing and kayaking in southeastern Michigan along the twelfth nationally recognized water trail — the Huron River.
||M1 limited industrial district.
Intent. The regulations of this district are set up to provide land for various types of industrial and manufacturing uses that are compatible with one another. The lands included in this district are those suited for use primarily by industries characterized by low land coverage, the absence of objectionable external effects and the possibility of large setbacks, attractive building architecture and large, landscaped park-like areas. The purpose of the district is to provide suitable sites for such uses while making certain that such uses will be compatible with adjacent or surrounding districts. To these ends, development is limited to a low concentration, external effects are minimized and permitted uses are limited to those which are adapted to an environment of this nature. The regulations are also designed to stabilize and protect the essential characteristics of the district by excluding uses which would have a detrimental effect upon the orderly development and functioning of the district. Manufacturing plants and uses shall have performance characteristics similar to those uses listed in this district in that they emit a minimum of noise, vibration, smoke, dust, dirt, toxic or offensive odors or gases, glare, electromagnetic or atomic radiation. All uses located within this district shall be so designed, constructed and operated that there is no production of sound discernible at the lot lines in excess of the average intensity of street and traffic noise at the lines, nor any production of heat or glare discernible at the same point.
(2)Permitted principal uses.
(a)Any principal use permitted in the RE research district or O office district (except residential uses).
(b)Special trade construction contractors; wholesale trade — building materials and wholesalers.
(c)Transportation, communications, electric, gas and sanitary services.
(d)Laundry, cleaning and garment services.
(e)Industrial plants, manufacturing, processing or assembling the following:
2.Food and kindred products, excluding slaughterhouses.
3.Furniture and fixtures.
4.Converted paper and paperboard products.
5.Printing, publishing and allied industries.
6.Biological products, drugs, medicinal, chemical and pharmaceutical preparation.
7.Glass products, made of purchased glass.
8.Electrical and electronic machinery, equipment and supplies.
9.Measuring, analyzing and controlling instruments; photographic, medical and optical goods; watches and clocks.
10.Jewelry, silverware and plated ware; musical instruments; toys and amusement, sporting and athletic goods; pens, pencils and other office and artists' materials; costume jewelry, costume novelties, buttons and miscellaneous notions; and signs and advertising displays.
11.Canvas products made of purchased canvas.
12.Fabricated metal products, except heavy machinery and transportation equipment.
13.Metalworking machinery and equipment; general industrial machinery and equipment.
14.Office, computing and accounting machines.
15.Jobbing and repair machine shops.
(f)Any other manufacturing plants and uses having performance characteristics similar to those listed in this district in that they emit a minimum of noise, vibration, smoke, dust, dirt, toxic or offensive odors or gases, glare, electromagnetic or atomic radiation and odor. All uses located within this district shall be so designed, constructed and operated that there is no production of sound discernible at the lot lines in excess of the average intensity of street and traffic noise at the lines, nor any production of heat or glare discernible at the same point.
(g)General repair of automobiles, trucks and construction equipment.
(h)Places of recreation