Canal Waterfront - Class B - Free Standing Building.
Zoning B-1 General Retail-Office this zoning allows forvariable uses.Thefirst floor and the lower level additionally have an A1 and B Use Group designation allowing for additional use opportunities. Lower level has direct access to the garden area.
High Speed Fiber Optic Internet Connectivity Available.
Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit-Stacked Up To 45% In General, A Dollar Of Tax Credit Reduces The Amount Of Tax Owed By One Dollar.
City Branding, “Ohio’s Gateway To Outdoor Recreation”
Behind Building Is The Ohio & Erie Canal And County Park System Trails For Walking, Jogging And Biking.
Tourism Opportunities Available.
2,000 lb Freight Elevator Serving All Floors.
Electrical service:400 amp – single phase service 3-phase service available.
Motion Detector Security System Throughout Building.
Located in the Historic District.
Home to one of only four operating Canal Boats in Ohio.
The downtown is being known as a hip canal canal waterfront community that is changing and attracting the Millennials as a recreational paradise and a place to set their roots for business and home ownership.
Look at the results of anUrban Land Institute 2015 survey identifying “WHAT DO WE WANT IN OUR COMMUNITIES?38%of Americans say there is a lack of convenient outdoor spaces in which to run, walk, or exercise in their community andIF THEY COULD LIVE ANYWHERE, 42%of Americans would live in a rural/small-town area.Canal Fulton HasWhatAmerica Wants.
The Ohio & Erie Canal is a $1 billion asset that runs through the downtown and behind the building that attracts annuallyover $408 million in visitor spending.
The canal is a magnet in attracting Outdoor Recreation that is a$887 Billioneconomic development engine only second in size to the health care industry that attracts the Millennials.
Four counties working together to target Millennials through outdoor recreation using the Ohio & Erie Canal that could create a new canal market niche with a future possibility and opportunity to dominate this new canal opportunity where this building is the largest building in the downtown.
According to the Ohio Municipal League unlike previous generations, the Millennial workforce doesn't choose to locate based on where the jobs are, but now, the jobs follow the Millennials. To attract the Millennials, theythey are looking for locations where they can WORK, LIVE and PLAY. The areas or districts that this can happen, typically involves the downtown which places a greater importance on the role the downtown plays for a community.
Stark County and the region is nearly 10% lowerand the cost of living is 11.4%below the national average making it a great place to live and work.
Commercial Waterfront Properties:From real estate brokerage houses to real estate research firms, on average the increase in value of a waterfront vs. a non waterfront property = 35% more.
Existing Outdoor Garden Area-Potential 12,000 SF Expansion Possibility: This land has direct access to the canal watersthat was granted back in 1906 that is the same as the main building. This it might be the only commercial development property with direct access to the canal waters available along the 110 mile long canal corridor.
Hotel: There are no hotelsbetween the cities of Akron and Dover a distance of 50 miles with direct access to the canal. We have the only known commercial development site available according to the Ohio & Erie Canal group. Combine this side property with the main building for a rare canal waterfront location.
This piece of land abuts up to a Conservation Buffer Zone that is part of the canal landsto increase species diversity where this area along the canal will always remain open.
Miscellaneous Contents Available Under Separate Agreement.
Upon ASale Owners Will Vacate The Building Within 60 Days.
Buyer Will Be Buying AVacant Building.
There is no one else in the downtown that can do what we do and because the historical buildings cannot be changed, our building will always remain the main building downtown so whomever buys the building will always be in the drivers seat as having the largest building with the most rentable SF and the only building that can hold the most people for a dinner show type events, entertainment, etc.
Owner Operator-Entrepreneurial Opportunity.
As The Owner Operator-Live With Your Family In The Building As Your Residence.
When it comes to vacant retail building there are no other known buildings in the entire State of Ohio that includes this much SF at 18,880 SF at this asking price of $37.07 SF.
No. Stories: 3 + partial lower level
Sale Type: Owner/User
Property Type: Retail/Office
Property Sub-type: Storefront Retail/Office
Year Built: 1906
Lot Size: 0.19 AC
APN/Parcel ID: 09502062
The City of Canal Fulton puts on a number of parades celebrating different holidays throughout the year but there are two festivals that draws between 45,000 -50,000 people. Located one (1) away is a 500 acre resort that puts on a number of different entertainment events that draws 85,000 - 95,000 people where between the two locations there is a draw of 135,000 -155,000 people. These number do not include the tens of thousands that come to the resort and the city throughout the year for other events. Combine this with the attraction of the Ohio & Erie Canal and this small area of the county has become a destination location.
THE EXISTING tables, chairs, staging area, most of the fixtures, props, furniture, walk in freezer, walk in refrigeration, kitchen equipment and cabinets CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE in part or whole in a separate agreement from the purchase price.
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
This rose and flower garden area can support an approximately 12,000 sq. ft. expansion area. This site may represent the only commercial development site with "Direct Access" to the canal available along the entire 110 mile long Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor. Connecting to this site and continuing along the canal is a County Park Conservation Zone that will always remain open to encourage species diversity. The garden area is directly connected to the lower level offering the opportunity to create a beer garden with dining and entertainment options playing off the canal.
In the photo below that is estimated to be circa 1915 shows the "Chew Honest Scrap" sign and here it is over 100 years later and 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 1910
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