||Novi is located in Oakland County with a population of over 66,000. It is located about 8 miles northwest of the city of Detroit and about 16 miles northeast of Ann Arbor. The city is located within the boundaries of the Novi Township, which now also includes portions of the cities of Northville and Walled Lake.
Novi MI is a beautiful city with great attractions, a rich history and a welcoming community. The city provides high-quality public safety, parks, recreation, public works, and infrastructure, which makes it one of the best places to live in Michigan and wider. Most residents own their own homes and many families and young professionals can be found putting down roots here.
Novi city also has high-level hospitals, including The Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus, and highly recommended schools, including the Novi Community Schools. One of the favorite and most visited places in the city is The Twelve Oaks Mall, which was built in 1977. This huge shopping center is widely used and known ever since it opened.
||The I-1, Light Industrial district is intended to encourage innovations and variety in type, design and arrangement of land uses, but at all times to protect neighboring residential districts from any adverse impacts. The I-1 district is designed so as to primarily accommodate research, office and light industrial uses, including wholesale activities, warehouses, and industrial operations whose external, physical effects are restricted to the area of the district and in no manner affect in a detrimental way any of the surrounding districts. The district is designed to encourage unified complexes of research, office and light industrial uses, with high tech and multi-use facilities characterized by office, light industrial and warehousing activities in a planned environment. The I-1 district is so structured as to permit, along with any specified uses, the manufacturing, compounding, processing, packaging, assembly or treatment of finished or semifinished products from previously prepared material. It is further intended that the processing of raw material for shipment in bulk form, to be used in an industrial operation at another location, not be permitted. The general goals of this use district include, among others, the following specific purposes: 1. To provide sufficient space, in appropriate locations, to meet the needs of the City's expected future economy for all types of research, office, light industrial and related uses. 2. To protect abutting residential districts by separating them from manufacturing and related activities by limiting uses which may locate adjacent to such residential districts, by setbacks for buildings and offstreet parking, by limitation of location of off-street loading/unloading areas, and by landscape planning/berm/wall screens, and by prohibiting the use of such industrial areas for new residential development. 3. To promote research, office and light industrial development which is free from danger of fire, explosions, toxic and noxious matter, radiation, and other hazards, and from offensive noise, vibration, smoke, odor and other objectionable influences. 4. To protect the most desirable use of land in accordance with a well considered plan. To protect the character and established pattern of adjacent development, and in each area to conserve the value of land and buildings and other structures, and to protect the City's tax revenue.