The face masks are coming off, immunization is working, and we are once again planning for the future.
Covid-19 has changed the business landscape that continues to evolve and the key to keeping up and remaining competitive and relevant, is flexibility and adapting to capitalize on those opportunities that present themselves.
But, there is still that nagging Covid concern about health safety concerns for yourself and your family and having to work in a crowded work environment like an urban downtown.
A suburban or small downtown setting would be nice, finding a location where the cost of doing business is nearly 10% lower and thecost of livingis 11.4%below the national average making it a great place to live and work would be fantastic.
What about if the statistical crime rates were below the national averages and on some days your biggest traffic obstacle might be the bicycle riders where bike riders from all over like to launch their ride from the park along the canal. Would that be so bad?
And also, what additionally would be available would be the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit that between the State and the Federal can be stacked up to 45%. In general, a dollar of tax credit reduces the amount of tax owed by one dollar with a maximum $5 million in Ohio state tax credits.
Now imagine, a canal waterfront building with an amenity granted back in 1906 providing an opportunity into the canal waters that no other building has in the downtown. Now imagine this same building having the only adjacent property with the option for a building expansion among the other downtown canal buildings? Now imagine if you owned this building and exploring the possibilities that this building offers for your business, for you, or for you and your family?
Behind the building is the Ohio & Erie Canal, Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath that are part of the County Park System where you can walk, jog, bike, fish, bird watch, wildlife photography and more. Running parallel to the canal is the Tuscarawas River where there is a kayak/canoe operation.
Mother Nature: Return backto the office refreshed, more efficient and productive. Nature walks are linked to:
Enhanced mental health and positive feelings.
Significantly lowering levels of depression and feelings of stress.
Increases relaxation and improves stress management resulting in increased vitality and less anxiety, depression, and anger.
Nature gives your brain a break from the everyday over stimulation which can a restorative effect on attention levels.
Lowers blood pressure with a better and more positive outlook on life.
The outdoors boosts your immune system wherescientists think that by breathing in phytoncides airborne chemicals produced by plants and trees or the aroma of the forest increases our levels of white blood cells, helping us to fight off infections and diseases. These benefits also have contributed to lower levels of cortisol, slower heart rates, lowerblood pressure, greater activity of parasympathetic nerves that promote relaxation, and reduced activity of sympathetic nerves associated with “fight or flight” reactions to stress, improved concentration, and diminished pain.
In addition to the phytoncides, the outdoors provides you with free aromatherapy.According to science, you really should stop and smell the flowers. Research shows that natural scents like roses, wild flowers and different grasses, freshly cut grass, and pine make you feel calmer and more relaxed.
Does this sound like a Retail-Office building?
When you think of a Retail-Office building what comes to mind; usually the typically ingrained perception of a traditional office setting and retail stores such as clothing, flower shop, Dollar Stores, department stores, music stores, candy stores, etc. as Permitted Uses are usually strictly tied to the specific Business Use Groups such as Retail and Office.
Why is this important? Covid-19 is changing the rules of the game and in order to keep up, you need the flexibility to be able to adapt to and capitalize on changing market opportunities. EX: Suppose the market trend was going crazy over a new bakery item and you wanted to participate. You could miss out on this opportunity because your zoning did not allow for a bakery. Suppose you have always had this cool restaurant/bar themed idea gnawing away at you and you have finally decided you wanted to give it a shot, but your zoning doesn't allow it. Do you now have to go out and rent or buy another commercial space for your dream to happen and if you do, maybe that will stop your dream from happening or putting it on the back burner again?
Want to Avoid a second housing mortgage? Under our B-1 Retail Office District someone could do all of those things plus even live in the building saving on that second housing mortgage.
The building has a rating of3 stars out of 3 stars
The side-yard can be used for multiple purposesfroma building expansion area or the building of a deck to allow for outdoor seating with access from the public sidewalk, or can be used for outdoor dining/drinking/entertainment garden areawith a combination boat launch if desired as the property has direct access to the canal waters granted back in 1906.
The basement or lower level has a Certificate of Occupancy with a Use Group B and A1 the same Use Group as the first floor.The occupancy capacity is 100 persons. The lower level opens up and has direct access to the outdoor dining/drinking/entertainment area. Adjacent to this area is the Conservation Buffer Zone to allow for species diversity that will always remain open and undeveloped as it is part of the canal lands.
High Speed Fiber Optic Internet Connectivity Available.
Branding identity, “Ohio’s Gateway to Outdoor Recreation”.
Imagine the different possibilities with this building where your business and personal dreams can come true. In addition to Retail and Office uses, look at all of the other potential uses you could also be involved with:
Drinking & Dining Micro-brewery Micro-winery Distillery Cidery Restaurant, Bar, Ice-cream parlor, Soda fountain Supermarket, and more Nightclub Beverages including liquor. Banquet room Eating and drinking establishments but excluding drive-in restaurants. Food sales to be consumed inside the building. Preparation and processing of food and drink to be retailed on premises including: Bakery. Delicatessen. Meat market. Confectionery. DORA-Downtown Outdoor Recreation Area. This is a City Council approved designated area in the downtown that we are a part of that is authorized by the state Liquor Board to allow patrons to walk outside a bar/restaurant with a drink and walk on a city sidewalk to your next destination.
MEDICAL AND OTHER HEALTH SERVICES: This is a large and wide open field. The following is a summary of trying to capture the essence of the many categories: Medicine Physical therapy Mental health Clinic Outpatient Technological Laboratories Equipment, and more. The following shows in more detail, but is not limited to how diverse this industry is with the Permitted Use, Medical and other Health Services: The maintenance or improvement of healthvia the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionalsand allied health fields. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiology, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training and other health professionsare all part of health care. It includes work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health. The health care industryincorporates several sectors that are dedicated to providing health care services and products. physiotherapists, scientific or diagnostic laboratories, pathology clinics, residential health facilities, patient advocatesor other, medical equipment, instruments and services including biotechnology, diagnostic laboratories and substances, drug manufacturing and delivery. Out-patient behavioral healthcareservices, and medicine or health care equipment provided to a Person for a necessary or specifically requested valid and proper medical or health purpose. Medical is technological, technical, researched based relating to conditions that are medical but not surgical treatment.
EXPLORING COVID-19 OPPORTUNITIES: Serologic Test Kits Standoff Thermometry X-Ray Procedures CT Procedures Ultrasound Procedures Wastewater testing PACS Teleradiology PCR Instrumentation & Software Robotic PCR Systems & Software PCR Reagents & Consumables Nose & Mouth Swabs Self-collection PCR Test Kits AI, Big Data & Deep Learning Homecare IT Geo-Surveillance Systems & Services Blockchain Technologies E-Health Other ICT COVID-19 Homecare Kidney Dialysis Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Procedures Other Intensive Care Modalities R&D Equipment & Consumables
OUTDOOR RECREATION: The city’s branding identity, Ohio’s Gateway to Outdoor Recreation Back of building: Ohio & Erie Canal and the County Park System Permitted Use: Sporting goods store. Under this category it includes all things related to sports, camping, boating, hunting, fishing, recreation and leisure products, and a whole lot more.
ENTERTAINMENT: From a theatrical playhouse to a movie theater. Symphony and concert halls. The Performing arts/live entertainment Bowling Alley Television and radio studios admitting an audience theater. Motion pictures and television filming. Dance studio and school.
FILM INDUSTRY: Motion picture theaters Motion pictures and television filming Television and radio studios admitting an audience theaters
CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED USES: Rented apartments above businesses. Bed and Breakfast Inns. First floor apartments. Hotel.
Your Neighborhood is just as important as your building
In the fantasy, Twilight Zone there was the City of Willoughby to escape to for that piece of Americana.
In reality, when looking for that piece of Americana, people want to escape to downtown Canal Fulton.
The downtown architecture is reminiscent of the gold standard of the good old fashion dayswhere a hand-shake was a bondand kids cashing in soda bottles and using that money to buy their favorite candies.
Downtown Canal Fulton looking from North to South on Canal St. The building that you could own is right behind you.
The River that runs through the downtown where you can canoe and kayak on
The Ohio & Erie Canal behind the building on the right
The top is a portion of one-side of the first floor and the bottom a portion of the other-side of the first floor.
The City Zoning of a B-1 General Retail Office District You will find is different and unique in that the Permitted Uses are not specific to only Retail and Office as is typically the case whereas Canal Fulton includes a unique combination of different uses from different Business Use Groups that allows for the opportunity to be flexible and adaptable in order to capitalize on trending business targets within the market.
Look at the possibility of the business opportunities or personal pleasure that you have available to you beyond just Office and Retail uses that is almost like buying several buildings in one.
CHAPTER 1169 of the City's Codified Ordinance B-1 General Retail Office District
1169.01 PURPOSE. The purpose of this District is to provide for a variety of retail, service and administrative establishments which are required to serve a large trading area population. (Ord. 22-1972. Passed 8-1-72.)
1169.02 USES. Within a B-1 General Retail-Office District, no building, structure or premises shall be used, arranged to be used or designed to be used except for one or more of the following uses: (a) Permitted Uses.
(1) Department store.
(2) Off-street public parking lot.
(3) Establishments engaged in the retail trade of:
B. Book and stationery store.
C. Apparel store.
D. Florist shop.
E. Antique store.
F. Sporting goods store.
G. Jewelry store.
H. Optical goods store.
I. Furniture, home furnishing, and office equipment and office supplies store.
J. Beverages including liquor.
L. food sales including supermarket.
M. Hardware, paint, floor coverings, wallpaper, materials and objects for interior decorating, auto accessories and repair of household appliances.
N. Preparation and processing of food and drink to be retailed on premises including bakery, delicatessen, meat market, confectionery, restaurant, ice cream parlor, soda fountain.
O. Eating and drinking establishments but excluding drive-in restaurants.
(4) Establishments engaged primarily in the fields of finance, insurance and real estate:
B. Credit agency other than a bank.
C. Investment firm.
D. Insurance carrier.
E. Real estate and insurance company.
F. Investment company.
(5) Establishments engaged in providing a variety of services to individuals and business establishments, such as:
A Personal services such as barber and beauty shops, shoe repair shops, laundries and dry cleaning.
B. Business services such as advertising agency, news services, maid service and employment agencies.
C. Medical and other health services.
E. Legal services.
F. Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services.
G. Nonprofit, professional, charitable and labor organizations.
H Dance studio and school.
I. Bowling alley.
J. Motion picture and theatrical playhouse.
K. Child and adult day care center.
L. Video rental and sales.
Note: D- Was Omitted from the Codified Ordinance.
6) Accessory buildings incidental to the principal uses which do not include any activity conducted as a business.
(7) Accessory uses clearly incidental to the uses permitted on the same premises.
(8) Travel agency, passenger-transportation agency and terminal.
(b) Conditionally Permitted Uses. The Planning Commission may issue conditional zoning certificates for uses listed herein subject to the general requirements of Chapter 1145 and to the specific requirements of Section 1145.04, referred to below:
(1) Drive-in banking facilities subject to Subsection 102.
(2) Clubs, lodges, fraternal, charitable or social agencies subject to Subsection 102, 103, 105, 110.
(3) Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction work subject to Subsection 114. (Ord. 22-1972. Passed 8-1-72.)
(4) Veterinarian hospital or clinic. (Ord. 8-1980. Passed 4-1-80.)
(7) Bed and Breakfast Inns subject to Subsections 103 and 117. (Ord. 23-87. Passed 5-19-87.)
(8) First floor apartments subject to subsection 132. (Ord. 7-91. Passed 4-2-91.)
(9) Outdoor dining on public property subject to subsection 133. (Ord. 45-94. Passed 8-16-94.)
(10) Hotel. (Ord. 12-16. Passed 7-19-16.)
The backyard is the Ohio & Erie Canal and the County Park System known as Stark Parks
The side-yard can be used for multiple purposes froma building expansion area or the building of a deck to allow for outdoor seating with access from the public sidewalk, or can be used for outdoor dining/drinking/entertainment garden areawith a combination boat launch if desired as the property has direct access to the canal waters granted back in 1906.Connecting to this site and continuing along the canal is a County Park Conservation Zone that will always remain open to encourage species diversity.
In the photo it is estimated the painted-on signage to be circa around 1915 showing the "Chew Honest Scrap" sign and although over 100 years old you can still see the sign although faded. The Historical Preservation Society has approved of the repainting and restoring of the sign and the chewing tobacco box.
Circa about 1915
You could even have an 18 piece orchestra playing for your event
Opportunities of closing off the street in front of the building to expand events. This event was for those with special needs where over 250 people watched.
From students and young people to major corporations, our popular Team Building and Escape Room programs featuring the Fear of the Unknown theme is making an impact.
Weddings, Entertainment, Tourism, Events and More
The neighborhood on a warm summer night of the canal and a portion of the downtown. The subject property is about a one-minute walk away. Photo by DoorPost Photography.
Check out this short clip of the downtown community
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Warehouse on the Canal 239 N. Canal St. (Downtown) Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614