||Canton is located in the heart of southeastern Michigan. Situated conveniently between Detroit and Ann Arbor, Canton is a community that has it all. Canton is just minutes from Metro Airport.
Canton, Michigan has a population of over 92,000, and has an average household income of $84,000. We are home to the state's only IKEA, as well as other major retailers and employers.
Ford Road is the community's main retail corridor, however, Canton's Michigan Avenue corridor is fast becoming the hot new location for retail business. This major link between I-275 and Ann Arbor features Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, Kohls and more. Add to that the Canton Sports Center, and you have thousands of cars traveling Michigan Avenue on a daily basis.
Canton offers many business-friendly amenities including abundant and affordable space that is easily accessible via major road, air, rail, and water transport corridors. Canton is committed to development that is well-planned, as it continues to grow into a comprehensive retail, commercial, and light industrial region.
||OFFICE DISTRICT - The intent of the O-1 is to accommodate various types of administrative and professional offices, as well as personal service businesses, which can serve as a transitional use between more intensive land uses (such as thoroughfares and commercial uses) and less intensive residential uses. This district is intended to prohibit retail uses and other activities that typically generate large volumes of traffic, traffic congestion, parking problems, or other impacts that could negatively affect the use or enjoyment of adjoining property. Accordingly, modern low-rise office buildings in landscaped settings with ample off-street parking are considered most appropriate for this district. Planned development may be permitted as a means to achieve the basic intent of this district, in accordance with guidelines in section 27.04. Permitted uses and structures: A. Principal uses and structures. In all areas zoned O-1, office district, no building or part of a building shall be erected, used, or structurally altered, nor shall the land or premises be used in whole or in part, except for one or more of the following principal permitted uses: 1. Office buildings for any of the following occupations: administrative services, accounting, clerical, drafting, education, executive, professional, research, sales agent, technical training, stenographic, or writing. 2. Office buildings and uses, provided that goods are not manufactured, exchanged or sold on the premises. 3. Medical and dental clinics, offices or laboratories, and licensed massage establishments. 4. Financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, and savings and loan associations. 5. Veterinary hospitals and clinics. 6. Offices of a municipality or other public entity, including public utility buildings, provided there is no outside storage of materials or vehicles. 7. Business schools and colleges, or vocational training centers, such as trade schools, dance schools, music and voice schools, and art studios. 8. a. Assembly halls, concert halls, or similar places of public assembly. b. Religious institutions, subject to the provisions of section 6.02, subsection U. 9. Funeral homes, provided there is adequate assembly area for vehicles to be used in funeral processions. A caretaker's residence may be provided within the main building of the funeral home, subject to the provisions in section 2.04. 10. Electronic data processing and computer centers. 11. Photographic studios. 12. Other uses similar to the above. 13. Uses and structures accessory to the above, subject to the provisions in section 2.03. 14. Essential services, subject to the provisions in section 2.16, subsection A. B. Special land uses. The following uses may be permitted by the township board, subject to the conditions specified for each use; review and approval of the site plan and application by the planning commission and township board; the imposition of special conditions which, in the opinion of the planning commission or township board, are necessary to fulfill the purposes of this ordinance; and, the provisions set forth in section 27.03. 1. An accessory use customarily related to a principal use permitted by this section, including but not limited to: a pharmacy or apothecary shop, sales of corrective garments or home health care equipment, or optical services. 2. Personal service establishments, including barbershops and beauty salons. 3. Standard restaurant when located within an office building or as part of a multiple-building complex. 4. Private service clubs, fraternal organizations, and lodge halls. 5. Hospitals, subject to the provisions in section 6.02, subsection L. 6. Child care centers, subject to the provisions in section 6.02, subsection E. 7. Adult day care centers, subject to the provisions of section 6.02, subsection B. 8. Public, parochial and other private elementary, intermediate or high schools licensed by the State of MI to offer courses in general education.