The Definition of Business and Institutional Land
The business and institutional land use here refers
to the following land sue categories of SEMCOG's land use coverage: (1)primary/central
business district, (2) Shopping center/malls, (3)Secondary/neighborhood
business district, and (4) Institutional
Primary/central business district includes retail establishments
and the business, financial, professional and repair services of the area.
It often contains institutional uses such as governmental offices, churches
and schools. These should not be separated out unless they exceed approximately
one-third of the area.
Shopping centers/malls category is usually a
structure or closely packed group of structures that contains a large amount
of floor space and a variety of commercial and service establishments.
Shopping centers/malls have large common parking lots, usually larger in
area than the structure grouping itself.
Secondary/neighborhood business district category is
composed of relatively compact groups of stores, institutional structures,
offices and service providers outside of the primary/central business district
category. It is usually located on major streets and area surrounded by
non-commercal uses. Parking is scattered throughout the area. Junkyards
are included in this category.
Institutional includes education, government, religious,
health, correctional and military facilities. All buildings, grounds and
parking lots that compose the facility are included. The athletic fields
associated with a school facility should be included with the buildings
in this category. Small institutional units in developed areas that do
not meet the minimum size standard should be placed within the adjacent