The Definition of Business and Institutional Land Use:
      • 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 categories.
What do you see?
      • Slide1: Most of the business and institutional land use before 1985 was located in the city of Detroit, western and northern suburban Detroit, as well as the corridor between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
      • Slide2: Most of the new business and institutional land use between 1985 and 1995 was located along Woodward Ave. and I-696, downtown Detroit, southwestern suburban Detroit, and major highway interchanges.
What do you see?
      • Most of the new business and institutional land use between 1985 and 1995 seems to be covered by or within the hook-up distance to the sewer zone of 1995