Ferndale Master Plan Update
Master Plan Market Studies
City Council, Planning Commission, and staff are proud to present an update to the City’s Master Plan with consultants from Hamilton Anderson Associates. The plan update sets a common vision, goals, and actions for where the City should direct its efforts over the next five to ten years. Key sections of the plan include land use, housing and neighborhoods, economic vitality, recreation and open space, transportation and mobility, and city services, facilities, and infrastructure.
The Master Plan update is different from past plans created by the City for several reasons. The 2008 Ferndale Master Plan set a strong framework for today’s draft plan in setting a vision, a thorough assessment of existing conditions, and implementation steps. The Master Plan update includes all three of those elements, but increases the focus on implementation. There are over 100 action items noted throughout the plan and summarized with key task leaders to carry out action items. Sustainability was a driving principle in every section of the plan and tied to the referenced action items. Community engagement casted a wider net than previous plans through online feedback, a public open house, and focus groups. The plan also includes specific sub-district market studies (downtown and industrial) to get a better understanding of retail, housing, and office demand.
The Master Plan is available for download and a physical copy is available for review at City Hall (300 E. Nine Mile Road). For more details, please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FYE 2017-2021 CIP Plan
The 2017-2021 Capital Improvement Program is a five-year expenditure plan that provides the City with a financial strategy to support vital infrastructure improvements and major investments. Proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 capital expenditures are expected to be about
$10.8 million. Of that, $2.1 million are expected to support general fund activities, $6 million will support street and park improvement bond projects, $1.8 million will support water and sanitation infrastructure, and an additional $1 million is expected to be applied as a bond payment from the Auto Parking Fund toward the City’s first parking development. A Story Map summarizing the plan and these highlights can be viewed here.
A preview of the Story Map for mobile users is shown below:
FerndaleMoves.com is a one stop shop for all walking, biking, and transportation related projects in the City of Ferndale. Residents and visitors can now stay up to date with the latest news, updates and even provide comment on all current and future transportation and transit projects. The site is interactive and is designed to be a platform for civic engagement. The public process must be balanced, open, and collaborative in order to create plans that define the community’s needs and elicits its support.
Draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update
City Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Ferndale Parks and Recreation & Department of Public Works staff are proud to present an update to the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan with consultants from Hamilton Anderson Associates. Communities are required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) to update their Plan every 5 years to be eligible for grant funds.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is the document that sets the vision and action plans for realizing the full potential of Ferndale’s parks and recreation services and facilities now and into the future. Key sections of the plan include facilities and program inventories, communications, partnerships, maintenance and operations, and funding.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is available for download at the link above and physical copies are available for review at City Hall (300 E. Nine Mile Road) and Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois). For more details, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department or Community and Economic Development office at email@example.com.
The 2010 - 2015 Recreation Plan is intended to provide direction to City Staff in the development of our parks and outdoor recreation facilities. The plan is updated every five years. This insures the continuation of an orderly procedure to ensure we continue meeting the evolving needs of the community, identify facilities that are needed, where they should be located, and generally when those facilities should be constructed.
Subarea plans are prepared for limited geographic areas within a community. These can be neighborhoods, corridors, the downtown, or special districts. Subarea plans generally include a greater level of detail than our Master Plan. Any special plan needs to be considered within the context of the community as a whole.
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