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Canton Admin. Building
1150 Canton Center Rd. S
Canton, MI 48188
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Township Planner

Jeff Goulet
1150 Canton Center S.
Phone: 734/394-5170

Planning Services

Township Maps

Comprehensive "Land Use" Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is a general, long-range "blue-print" for development which promotes high-quality orderly growth for Canton Township.  Through the development of policies for land use, environmental resources, public utilities, transportation and recreational facilities, the plan aims to protect and enhance the character of the community and balance the need to accommodate future growth with the community's need to maintain its standards and high quality of life.  The comprehensive plan should recognize existing land use patterns and physical constraints and direct future development in such a way as to maintain and improve the levels of service of the community's public facilities and services.

The Comprehensive Plan for Canton is comprised of a general historical perspective and profile of the community; an analysis of population, housing and employment trends; and an analysis of existing land use patterns, physical development and public facility constraints.  The plan also includes goals, objectives, policies and strategies for future land use (also know as the Master Land Use Plan), than transportation network, public utilities, and recreational facilities.

It is the intent that these goals, objectives and policies will reflect Canton's overall vision for the community's future and provide a valuable decision-making tool for the Planning Commission, Township Board of Trustees and the staff as Canton faces ever increasing and non-stop growth pressures.


Canton's Zoning Ordinance regulates the use of land and structures known as the Zoning Ordinance. It provides for the regulation of land development and the establishment of districts. Planning Services is responsible for reviewing proposed development plans which include the Master Deeds and Covenants and Restrictions to insure that they meet all zoning requirements of the township.


Planning Services is responsible for ensuring compliance with the landscape plan for developments throughout the construction process. A plan typically includes all common areas, entryways, berms, and detention pond landscaping. Street trees in front of residential property are the homeowners responsibility to maintain and/or replace if necessary. The common elements of residential developments become the responsibility of the homeowner association to maintain.

The following are education materials for those interested in learning about invasive plant species in Michigan and  native prairie plants:

Coming Up in Canton
Farmers Market

Health Series- Sexuality as we age

Olympic Feedback

Merit Commission Meeting - Canceled

Planning Commission Meeting

Board of Trustees Board Meeting

More Community Events ....

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