What is the role of the Planning Commission?
The Planning Commission is an appointed body that reviews proposed development projects and makes recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees. The commission generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, in either a study session or regular meeting.

All new projects in Canton must undergo a rigorous approval process. Except for industrial projects, this includes review by the Planning Commission. The commission has authority to grant final approval to projects located in the Office District, planning staff has the authority to review and approve Industrial projects. The approval process ensures that each project meets all local and state zoning regulations, and that the community receives the best development possible. The commission can recommend approval of a project to the Board of Trustees, ask for revisions to be made, table any action on a project, or recommend denial of a project to the board.

The Planning Commission is also responsible for final approval of and amendments to the township’s Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map.

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1. What is the Planning Services Division responsible for?
2. What is Land Use Regulation?
3. What is the role of the Planning Commission?
4. What is a comprehensive or Future Land Use Plan (FLUP)?
5. Why does a community need such a plan?
6. How is the comprehensive or Future Land Use Plan developed?
7. What is zoning?
8. Why does a community use zoning?
9. What is the process for establishing zoning?
10. How is the zoning map changed?
11. What are zoning districts?
12. How much of each zoning district does a community need?
13. How is the Zoning Ordinance used?
14. What is the Subdivision Control Ordinance?
15. What is the subdivision plotting process?
16. What are site condominiums?
17. What are Planned Unit Developments and Planned Development Districts?
18. What are the advantages of a Planned Development District (PDD)?
19. What is cluster development?
20. What are the limitations on Building Permits?
21. What is a building moratorium?
22. What are Land Use Exclusions?
23. What is a non conforming use?
24. Can you please describe the Planning Process?