Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here's a sampling of suggestions from Patch readers for what should populate Cherry Hill Village in Canton.
Patch asked and you delivered. Earlier this week, Plymouth-Canton Patch asked which types of businesses would be a good fit for Cherry Hill Village, a decade-old, downtown-like business and residential development in a historic patch of Canton. The development has struggled to fill its many storefronts, but still has plenty of potential as the number of homes increase in the area. Readers' offerings were numerous and varied, but a few businesses seemed to draw repeat suggestions. Readers particularly singled out gourmet sandwich shop Jimmy John's, Mexican eatery Chipotle and niche grocer Trader Joe's. Others, however, preferred to keep chain businesses away from the area, instead focusing on local shops and dining establishments. "Keep the…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: Development has plenty of vacancies; What could invigorate Cherry Hill Village?
Cherry Hill Village, a promising business and residential development in Canton, sports numerous vacant storefronts, a sign of its struggles to grow over the past decade. With amenities such as the spacious Village Theater and plenty of homes cropping up in the area, the district still has plenty of growth potential. What would you like to see in Cherry Hill Village? Let us know which types of businesses can help the area reach its potential in the comments below.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
An engineering and planning firm will conduct a market study on Canton's three corridors - Ford Road, Michigan Avenue and Cherry Hill Village.
The Canton Township Board of Trustees approved a contract at its meeting Tuesday night with planning firm OHM Advisors to do a market study in Canton for $54,500. "We haven't had a good market study in Canton ever I think," said Canton Township Treasurer Melissa McLaughlin. Kristen Thomas, Canton Township's economic development and marketing analyst, said the plan started with a look only at Ford Road and was later expanded to include Michigan Avenue and Cherry Hill Village. "There's a lot of opportunity for development in the township, not just on Ford Road," she said. She said they plan to take the results of the study to the annual International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) convention in Las Vegas in May. "This study will show …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mr. Steve of SteveSongs to perform Friday and Saturday at Village Theater in Canton.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Canton Rotary will bring a big dose of holiday cheer to the Village Theater at Cherry Hill as part of its Candy Canes and Kiddie Rock programming efforts this holiday season. In addition to a special-invitation-only concert offered to Headstart and Starfish families on the morning of Dec. 8, the Rotary will offer two public concert opportunities on both Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. featuring "Mr. Steve" of SteveSongs, a rising star on the national kids’ music scene. This musical adventure aims to delight families with participatory songs, clever lyrics, and entertaining melodies that kids and adults can both enjoy. A recipient of numerous music awards, Mr. Steve is best known for his role on national television as the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Developer accuses township of using property it doesn't own to build road, parking area.
Cherry Ridge LLC, a developer, has filed a lawsuit accusing Canton Township of using property it doesn't own in Cherry Hill Village to build a road and parking area for patrons of the Village Theater and other nearby amenities, according to the Canton Observer. Befuddled Canton officials, theater employees and residents of Cherry Hill Village last week found concrete barriers blocking access to West Road—a short road running north from Cherry Hill Road to the Canton Human Services Center—that runs alongside nearby parking lots, the report said. According to the report, the barricades forced theater patrons to find alternate parking as far north as Preservation Park, and also restricted parking access to the Human Services Center. The …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Development of The Corners at Cherry Hill sees minor changes.
The Canton Township Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved minor changes to a new housing development at Cherry Hill Village. Plans for The Corners at Cherry Hill, to be situated along the south side of Cherry Hill Road west of Denton Road, originally called for 131 residential units, including 52 duplex units, 17 estate lots and 62 village lots. The minor changes approved Tuesday scaled back the density of the area by eliminating duplex units, bringing the total to 97, mostly consisting of village lots. Howard Fingeroot from developer Pinnacle Homes told board members the homes likely will start at about $250,000-$350,000. The site plan for the development has a primary entrance off of Denton Road stopping at a large park area. The …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The township expects to hire a company to conduct a market study for development areas in Canton.
Canton Township is looking to add new and keep old businesses in its borders. Kristen Thomas, Canton's economic development and marketing analyst, presented ideas Tuesday to the township board for ways to improve Canton's economic growth, according to an article on HometownLife.com. The township will choose a company to lead a new market study for the Ford Road corridor, specifically between Lilley and Lotz roads, the Cherry Hill Village area and Michigan Avenue. “There's still a lot that can be done along Ford Road, believe it or not,” Thomas told HometownLife. The study is expected to cost less than $50,000, according to the article, and the township would like to partner with the Downtown Development Authority, which promotes Ford …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Asparagus at the Farmers Market, pancakes in Cherry Hill Village and the Kroger fuel station revisited.
One: Canton Farmers Market is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Preservation Park. There's still some asparagus and folks, the rhubarb is in, too. Two: The annual Cherry Village homeowners association's all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is on — featuring flipping phenom Chris Cakes at the griddle. Tickets are $7.50 and breakfast is over at noon. Three: Canton Township's planning commission is scheduled meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the township administration building. The board will revisit the Kroger fuel station proposal. Four: It's National Open House day -- if you're shopping for a home, check out some of the realtor connections on the Canton Patch directory. Five: This week marks the final countdown to commencement for Class of 2011 students from …