The City of Ferndale's Master Land Use Plan (MLUP) is a guidebook for Ferndale’s decision-makers based on the community’s unified vision of the future of our City. The MLUP provides actionable steps and helps officials decide how to direct City funding, what initiatives to take on, and tangible goals and milestones for the next five years. This update has three main components, including:
This Master Plan covers rules around what can be built where and how. We will be working to equitably reflect current and future land use, economic development, and accessibility and housing needs within the community.
Interested in viewing the previous plan? View the 2017 Master Plan here.
This plan works to understand the community’s needs to improve accessibility, equity, and programming. The implementation of this plan will ensure spatial equity. View the newly-adopted Ferndale Parks and Recreation Master Plan here.
Comments on this plan can be emailed to the Parks and Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (248) 544-6767.
This plan is Ferndale’s first iteration of an Integrated Climate Action Plan (CAP). This plan works to explore the inner workings of climate resiliency through our community, including extreme weather events, a global health crisis, how to curb carbon emissions, and how to lead in sustainability. You can find the CAP portion of the plan under chapter 6 of the master plan.
The City of Ferndale adopted the previous Ferndale Master Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan in 2017, which set sustainability as a key integrated theme of the City’s common vision. This plan guided the City’s strategic efforts over the past four years in key areas such as land use, housing and neighborhoods, economic vitality, recreation and open space, transportation and mobility, and City services, facilities, and infrastructure. This planning process established an open, online two-way dialogue between the City and its residents.
In June of 2021, City Council approved a contract with the Smith Group for consulting services to assist with Ferndale’s Master Plan Update. The recommendation for Smith Group was provided by the Steering Committee after a request for proposals and a review of applications.
Here are some of the previous plans’ accomplishments.
Master Land Use and Climate Action Plan:
Parks and Recreation Master Plan:
June 13, 2022: City Council Meeting
(Agenda and presentation here)