||The third largest township in Washtenaw County, Scio comprises about 32 square miles located between Maple, Scio Church, Parker and Joy Roads. It is a community of more than 16,500 residents, located immediately west of Ann Arbor. The Township is home to the beautiful Huron River – hugged by the scenic Huron River Drive – and is bisected by Jackson Boulevard and I-94. Scio Township is a diverse and thriving community. Average income is among the highest in Washtenaw County and there is a wide variety of housing options; over the past ten years, the population grew by 27% and is predicted to grow another 19% by 2035; there are more than 900 businesses on Scio’s registers; the Township offers a full range of services – fire, EMT, and police and also provides water and wastewater treatment for those businesses and homes located in the sewer district; Scio is within easy reach of SE Michigan’s major thoroughfares – for most residents and workers, Scio is only a ten-minute drive from the city of Ann Arbor.
Scio has a large and active business community. Scio has many significant attributes that draw smaller start-up companies to the area, including large, vacant spaces, low rental costs, easy access to Ann Arbor and places eastwards, no traffic congestion and free parking. These attributes appeal even to larger companies and nationally known corporations, several of which have located in Scio. Scio also offers easy access to necessary services and retail – car maintenance, groceries, supplies, restaurants and coffee shops.
With 16,500 residents and a high quality of life, Scio offers a large, affluent customer base. Any company locating newly in Scio will find a healthy community life for its employees and their families. There are two outstanding public school systems to serve township residents – Ann Arbor and Dexter. Both have excellent ratings. In addition, there are two K-6 Montessori schools and the Emerson School for gifted children.
||Industrial and Research Office Park District (IRP).
1. The Industrial and Research Office Park District (IRP) is designed to accommodate a variety of light industrial, applied technology, research and related office uses within a planned environment. 2. The IRP district is so structured as to permit, along with any specific uses, the manufacturing, compounding, processing, packaging, assembly and/or treatment of finished or semi-finished products from previously prepared material. 3. The uses permitted in this district and the application of required development standards will create compatible and orderly development of the area and will promote both safe and convenient vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 4. The district is to be used only in those areas of the township which are served by public water and sanitary sewer facilities, and where storm drainage is sufficient to handle an intense development. All uses in the IRP district shall also be subject to special development standards set forth in section 36-131.
b. Permitted uses. 1. All uses permitted as of right in the I-1 district. I-1 permitted uses include:
1.All uses permitted as of right in the OS district.
2. Warehousing, wholesaling, storage, with other permitted use.
3. Training/educational centers to provide training at the business, technical, or professional level.
4.Manufacturing, research, assembly, testing and repair of components, devices, equipment and systems of professional, scientific and controlling instruments, photographic and optical goods, and electronic and electrical equipment, including the following:
(i)Communication, transmission/reception & equipment.
(ii)Data processing equipment.
(iii)Graphics and art equipment.
(v)Optical devices, equipment.
(vi)Phonographs, audio units, radio & television equipment.
(viii)Radar, infra-red and ultra-violet equipment.
(ix)Scientific and mechanical instruments.
(xi)Electrical machinery, equipment and supplies, electronic components.
(xii)Office, computing and accounting machines.
3.Manufacturing, processing, packaging or assembling of pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetics, and toiletries.
4.Manufacturing, processing or packaging of plastic products such as laminate, pipe, plumbing products, and miscellaneous molded or extruded products.
5.Research and design centers with related office buildings where offices are designed to accommodate executive, administrative, professional, accounting, engineering, architectural, and support personnel.
6.Printing, publishing and related activities.
7.Artist, pottery and recording studios.
8.Employee services. Employee services such as a cafeteria, snack bar or exercise gym may be permitted as an accessory use.
9.Office and warehouse of skilled trade contractor (i.e. electrical, heating, plumbing).
10.Office and warehouse of service contractor (i.e. cleaning services, home maintenance/repair).