Ferndale Moves! is a new initiative focused on making Ferndale an even better place to walk, bike and take transit. As part of the project, the Community and Economic Development Department has created ferndalemoves.com in order to centralize the City's current planning efforts on the project, and to participate in more transparent, accessible and interactive planning. The website provides a landing page for all walking, biking, complete streets and transit projects initiated by Ferndale City government.
Currently the preliminary network plan, which details all of the proposed road changes, is open for public input. Residents can view recommendations, make comments and also interact with suggestions left by others via an interactive map.
CED welcomes all thoughts and comments on the ferndalemoves.com website. Specific feedback on the website can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, messages are checked twice weekly.
Ferndale is experiencing an unprecedented period of growth and development. While not every project you’ve heard about is happening all at once, the City wants to make sure you’re aware of what’s being discussed, what projects have been approved, and what projects are under construction. Use the interactive map below to take a look at the various projects under consideration and under construction.
In this section you’ll find links and information on major projects that are coming soon or currently under consideration and open to public input. Contact the CED Department at 248-336-4370 for more information.
This summer, from June to November, Livernois will be resurfaced to improve the condition of the road, with secondary benefits to the existing bike lane and on-street parking. A community and business info session is set for April 26 at the Kulick Community Center. More information will be posted here soon – call 248-336-4370 for more information.
In 2018, the City will be breaking ground on the long-anticipated mixed-use parking structure at W. Troy and Allen. Visit www.parkferndale.com for the latest information.
The proposed, two-phase development just south of Ferndale High School is currently being discussed at the Planning Commission level. A community update meeting is planned for late April, and details will be shared as soon as they are available. Current information on environmental conditions and other project elements is available at the Ferndale Public Library in printed form, or electronically upon request. Contact 248-546-2525, extension 113 for more information.
In May of 2013, the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority and the City of Ferndale partnered to improve the infrastructure and unify the streetscape and ambiance of West Nine Mile in downtown Ferndale.Over the course of the summer, much of the antiquated water main was updated, the road was reduced in width to accommodate on-street parking, and bike sharrows were added to promote and accomodate multiple modes of transportation. Park benches, trees, and new green spaces were also installed to provide a buffer between traffic and the newly constructed wider sidewalks. The new streetscape has helped the rest of West 9 Mile sync perfectly running east to Woodward.
After adopting an Inclusive Housing Policy in December 2017, the City of Ferndale is now pursuing a full-fledged action plan for Inclusive Housing and Community Affordability. Our Housing Policy set an initial tool in place, helping to ensure that, going forward, large residential developments will add to our stock of housing that is priced affordability for a diverse range of income levels.
With this RFP, the city is seeking qualified persons, firms, or organizations to further define long-term goals and targets for Ferndale as a whole. The city’s goal is to have a measurable action plan that will enhance Ferndale’s ability to remain an accessible, affordable community for current and future residents of all walks of life, even as new development adds a mix of housing, businesses, and other amenities to our growing city.
Ferndale aims to be the benchmark of a modern community that brings inclusive hospitality to life. We believe, with this action plan in hand, that we’ll have the targets and tools necessary to continue to live up to that benchmark. We encourage individuals, firms, and organizations with the necessary expertise to respond to the RFP by May 11, 2018. Details, and relevant documentation, are available in the links below.
Direct all questions to Jordan Twardy, CED Director, at email@example.com. Questions must be submitted by noon on May 3.
View a comprehensive list of the permits you can apply for in Ferndale.