Clustering Technology to Promote Growth

SmartZones℠ provide distinct geographical locations where technology-based firms, entrepreneurs and researchers locate in close proximity to all of the community assets that assist in their endeavors. SmartZone technology clusters promote resource collaborations between universities, industry, research organizations, government and other community institutions, growing technology-based businesses and jobs. New and emerging businesses in SmartZone technology clusters are primarily focused on commercializing ideas, patents and other opportunities surrounding corporate, university or private research institute R&D efforts.

As the Mt. Pleasant SmartZone is home to CMURC, the SmartZones are also home to incubation facilities providing a launching space for companies to grow into their own development in the technology park that is on University land.

The Mt. Pleasant SmartZone is governed by a Local Development Financing Authority.


To learn more about how Michigan SmartZones can help your business grow, contact us.


Mount Pleasant SmartZone℠

Your Partner In Growth

Whether you need to start and grow a business or grow a startup business, CMURC is the perfect partner for the job. CMURC is a non-profit organization.

From business plan development and startup financing to technology commercialization and office space, this is the platform for your business launch.

SmartZone℠ – Smart Choice

Michigan SmartZones℠ are distinct locations where technology experts, entrepreneurs, researchers and others come together in a geographic area within a community. The intent? Drive growth — in business, the economy, jobs and more while commercializing on innovative opportunities that come from universities, private or institutional research, corporations or individuals.

Conceptual Design Plan

VIDEO: SmartZone Plan Review

Retail Study

Housing Study

SmartZone℠ – Brochure

PDF of Brochure

SmartZone℠ – Design Guidelines

CAD Standards

CAD Standards

CMU Sheet Numbering Matrix

CMU Master Drawing Template & Titleblocks

Topographic Survey

Survey Control Data

Survey Requirements

Division 1: General Requirements

Dumpster Enclosure Detail (DWG)

Dumpster Enclosure Detail (PDF)​

Digging Procedure

Front End Standard

General Design Requirements

Green Cleaning Policy

Standard ADA Restroom Detail

Standard Custodial Closet

Standards Deviation Form

Storm Water Management

Terms and Abbreviations

Utility Shutdown Procedure Form

Utility Tunnel Work Form

​Division 6: Wood, Plastics, and Composites

Wood, Plastics, and Composites

Division 7: Roofing Standard

Roofing Standard

Division 8: Openings

Door Hardware Standard

Division 21: Fire Suppression

Fire Suppression

Division 22: Plumbing

Plumbing Guidelines

Division 23: Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)

Chilled Water Valving Standard

Controls Spec Standard

HVAC Guidelines

Piping Identification and Valve Tagging Standard

Snow Melt Spec

Side Stream Filter Piping

Temperature Control

Valve Tag Schedule

Division 26: Electrical


Light Pole Detail (DWG)

Light Pole Detail (PDF)​

Lighting Control Detail (DWG)

Lighting Control Detail (PDF)

Standard Tunnel Lighting Detail

Division 32: Exterior Improvements

Campus Landscape Plan

Crosswalk Standards

Exterior Improvements

Exterior Site Furnishings

Parking Lot Striping Color

Plant List

Standard Bench Detail

Sidewalk Standard Details

Sidewalk Concrete Delivery Standards

Standard ADA Plate

B1 Company Signage

SmartZone Gateway Signage

Division 33: Site Utilities

Division 33 Site Utilities

Utility Tunnel Work Form

Utility Tunnel Detail