Scio Township officials to decide Tuesday on rezoning request for Menards store on Jackson Road
Menard Inc. faces its biggest hurdle Tuesday night in its plans to build a home improvement store on Jackson Road in Scio Township.
To build the 160,000-square-foot store at the intersection of Jackson and Staebler roads just west of Ann Arbor, the Wisconsin-based company is requesting to rezone a 62-acre site — known as the former Farmer Grant land — to general commercial.
Menards is under contract to purchase the site from Mel Vanderbrug and Don Colone, operating as Scio Properties LLC.
Tom O’Neil, a representative for Menards, said if the rezoning request is approved, the company plans to open the store in late 2013 or early 2014.
He said the store — which is still in the preliminary planning stages — would only account for about 18 to 20 acres of the site, leaving room for additional smaller development projects.
Menards has 262 locations in 13 states, including nine locations in Michigan. The company is in various stages of planning and development for stores in Warren, Livonia and Kalamazoo County.