Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ford Road location among 9 Metro Detroit Target stores to add supermarket.
Canton is adding to its growing list of grocers. Target on Ford Road will add a supermarket as part of an overhaul of 9 Metro Detroit locations that will see expanded grocery sections, the Detroit Free Press reported. With the overhaul, Target joins Busch's Fresh Market, slated to open this year, in expanding Canton shoppers' options. The township already sports two Kroger locations, two Walmart stores, a Meijer and a Holiday Market. According to the Free Press, Target stores in Rochester, Canton, Livonia, Commerce Township, Auburn Hills, Southfield, Clinton Township and Troy also will add an expansive grocery component, while a Target store in Warren already sports the supermarket. A timeline for the supermarket opening is not yet …
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 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Michigan Department of Transportation will have a second public meeting Thursday in Canton about traffic studies on the I-275 and Ford Road area.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to a second meeting 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday about the I-275 and Ford Road Area Traffic and Environmental Study and Evaluation. The meeting will be in the Summit on the Park Grand Ballroom in Canton. The study area for the project includes the I-275 and Ford Road area bordered by Sheldon, Warren, Lotz and Cherry Hill roads, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press. MDOT staff plan to summarize the first meeting, share new data and unveil alternatives for the project. People will also have an opportunity to review illustrations of various proposed project designs. Residents are encouraged to give feedback and voice concerns.
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 …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Long-range solution to Canton's traffic problem remains elusive.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
With Video: Indian food restaurant expected to reopen in 10 days after car backs through front entrance.
Neehee's in Canton is expected to reopen in about 10 days after a driver backed a car through the building's entrance on June 21. Dipali Patel of Desi Pizza Curry on Crust, a nearby eatery under the same ownership as Neehee's, said the owners had been waiting on the OK from local officials to re-enter the building and for crews to begin reconstruction of the front of the restaurant. That part, Patel said, should go quickly and customers who be able to return to the popular Indian food restaurant at 45656 Ford Road. The incident happened at 5 p.m. June 21, Patel said, when a driver backed out of an adjacent parking space and sped through the front entrance. The incident was captured on the store's interior security camera. "Luckily no one …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
8,000 residential and business customers were affected in Canton Township, according to DTE.
Power has been completely restored in Canton after a massive outage this morning, according to John Austerberry, a spokesman for DTE Energy. About 8,000 business and residential customers were left without power in Canton Township this morning when a tractor-trailer crashed into a utility pole near Ford and Lilley roads, leaving six main power lines down, affecting homes, businesses and major intersections, DTE spokesman Scott Simons said, Simons said about 8,000 homes and businesses in the area lost power after the accident, which occurred about 10:30 a.m. By noon, he said, about 6,100 of those people had power returned to their homes and businesses. The following intersections lost power: Ford and Canton Center Ford and Sheldon Ford and …
Monday, March 26, 2012
State House calls on U.S. Department of Transportation to help fund project.
Canton found another ally in its bid to receive funding to fix the Interstate 275/Ford Road interchange: The Michigan House. House members voted Tuesday to call on the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve funding for the project, the Canton Observer reported. According to the report, the vote comes just after Canton Township and the Michigan Department of Transportation submitted an $18 million grant proposal to federal officials to overhaul the congested thoroughfare. The overhaul could help reduce accidents, the report said. “We now have support of the full Michigan Legislature,” Canton Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy told the Observer. Township officials also continue to push for a grassroots lobbying effort for the funds. Its …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Canton Police statement: Pedestrian critically injured.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
The 53-year-old Walled Lake man was critically injured after being struck by a car near the intersection of eastbound Ford Road and Haggerty, according to a statement released by the Canton Police Department. The accident, which happened at around 6:30 Thursday night, resulted in the eastbound lanes of Ford, east of Haggerty, being closed for more than four hours. "Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered a pedestrian had been struck by a car. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries," one police statement said. Police later reported that the man was in critical condition but did not disclose the nature or extent of his injuries. The Canton Police Department Accident Investigation Team …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Drive for a safer, less-congested commute on the Ford corridor accelerates but work required to reach shovel-ready stage could take up to a year.
The attention of a panel of Michigan senators honed in on the challenges of driving along Ford Road Tuesday. Sen. Pat Colbeck, R-Canton, persuaded members of the transportation committee to host a hearing at Summit on the Park. The hearing drew close to 100 people, many of whom had plenty to say about the 7-lane throughway. Township officials have applied to a federal program, Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER III) for a grant of $22 million. The money would be used to reconfigure the I-275, Ford and Haggerty roads to reduce accidents and ease congestion. But they need the support of the state to advance the application for federal funding. Canton Public Safety Director Patrick Nemecek told the panel that since …