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. The Development Projects page includes more details on larger projects in various stages of development. Contact the CED Department at 248-336-4370 or email@example.com 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 development just south of Ferndale High School is currently being discussed at the Planning Commission level. Current information on environmental conditions and other project elements is available at the Ferndale Public Library in printed form, or electronically upon request. Visit the Development Projects page, or 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.
The City of Ferndale performs regular water sampling and testing in accordance with the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, and we continue to surpass water quality standards as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The City provides comprehensive information about lead, chemicals, and other contaminants. For more information, see below.
Surpasses EPA water quality standards, per GLWA testing
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory annual testing of each of their community water suppliers. Most recent testing, courtesy of the 2018 Consumers Annual Water Quality Report, shows levels that once again exceed regulation requirements and standards. To learn more about lead testing and water safety, view Lead and Your Water Supply: An Informational Guide.
Not detected in any water supply, per GLWA testing
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory testing of their water supply to ensure that PFAS, or chemical perfluoroalkyl substances, are not present in community drinking water supplies. Most recent testing of water in five sources (Detroit-based Water Works Park, Springwells, and Northeast water treatment plants, Allen Park-based Southwest Water Treatment Plant, and Lake Huron), performed 2222, confirmed that PFAS was not detected at any level/in any water source. You can view the report for more information.
February 2019: The City of Ferndale learned from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (now EGLE) of the discovery of PFAS at the privately owned business property located at 1221 Farrow Street, Ferndale, identified as MacDermid, Inc.—a small chemical manufacturing and warehouse facility. Monitoring occurred at the bases of two former waste lagoons, and contamination appears limited to a small, perched zone of groundwater. The designation of this groundwater prevents it from being used as a drinking water source, and stormwater runoff from the contaminated area is captured and treated before discharge to the GLWA. Because this is a reportedly contained issue on private property, EGLE is working directly with the business/property owner(s) to excavate and re-sample. MDEQ recommended no community outreach at this time; the City has elected to publish this information in an effort to maintain transparency and information.
For more information, view the MDEQ report or contact the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
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