Livernois Is Open for Business

The City understands that there are concerns about access to businesses during the Livernois resurfacing project (June-November 2018). While road improvement projects always create temporary conditions that require some patience and understanding, we’re working with the business community to identify challenges and create solutions that can ensure as smooth and safe a process as possible.

Livernois Business Support Map

Livernois Valet (available now)

Provide convenient access to employees, clients, and customers with complimentary valet. Using local Star Trax Valet, visitors and employees can visit Livernois businesses for FREE during construction. Valet is available for all businesses and the drop off location is at Axle Brewing's Livernois Tap (567 Livernois). Current valet hours are Thursday & Friday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Launched: June 7th.

Free Corridor Parking (available now)

Thanks to shared parking agreements and a temporary street parking allowance on Fielding St., additional off-street spaces will be available for use by employees, clients, and customers at the Kulick Community Center (20 spaces), Ferndale High School (whole lot except row against tennis courts),150 Livernois (8 spaces), 914 Livernois (10 spaces), and on-street spaces along E. and W. Fielding St. Check posted signage for parking hours. Launched June 11th.

Lyft (available now)

Help your visitors and employees get to Livernois without disruption by offering a pre-paid Lyft code worth $7 off 4 rides for the entire month of November: LIVERNOISNOV. Available on a limited first come, first serve basis.

Pick-up and drop-off locations are conveniently located at Axle Brewing's Livernois Tap (567 Livernois) and Ferndale High School. Either ride directly to Livernois or park at Ferndale High School and catch a Lyft ride to the corridor. Lyft codes are available to businesses and visitors to Livernois. can be applied using this link or entered directly into the app (instructions here). Launched July 1st.

Chariot (available now)

The City has partnered with microtransit service Chariot, a division of Ford Mobility, on a 6-9-month pilot program that provides services connecting Ferndale’s downtown and Livernois business district to the surrounding community, neighboring city of Pleasant Ridge, and high-profile events.

How to Use Chariot

To use Chariot, download the Chariot app, available via iOS or Android. You will be asked to create an account with your email address and verify your phone number. Once that is complete, you are ready to book a ride on one of the 7-passenger, wheelchair-accessible Ford Transit vans driven by Chariot’s W-2 employee drivers.

Chariot Routes and Hours

The route will include eight total stops between Pleasant Ridge and Ferndale and will be free to all passengers.

The stops will be at the following locations:

-Ferndale Foods

-Gerry Kulick Center

-Axle Brewing Co. Livernois Tap

-W Troy St and Allen Rd

-First United Methodist

-SMART Woodward NB (Woodward and 9 Mile)

-Sylvan Ave and Indiana Ave

-Oxford Park

-SMART SB Woodward (Woodward and 9 Mile)

One Chariot will run from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday, with a second Chariot operating during peak hours from 5 to 10:30 p.m.

For the most up-to-date list of stops, check the Chariot app or visit

To view an online map with all Livernois businesses, click here.

If you have questions about these or other temporary parking solutions, please contact the City’s Community and Economic Development Department at 248-546-2363.

SoFe Livernois Stroll - Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10am-5pm

Celebrate your city by shopping local! Join us for the Third SoFe District Stroll down Livernois in Ferndale!

- Green Daffodil: We will have in-store specials and cider and snacks.

- Dana Keaton Collection

- Margaux & Max

- Nature's Playhouse

- Catfe Lounge
Drifter Coffee will be dishing out donuts and cider on 10/13 & 11/24. As always, stop on by to play with our lovable kittens!

- Axle Brewing’s Livernois Tap: Stop by to celebrate Livernois Tap’s second annual OKTOBERFEST. Tickets can be purchased in advance using this link:

What: SoFe District Livernois Stroll? It is an event geared towards drawing in customers and promoting Livernois business during construction. The event received its name from Green Daffodil wanting a clever term for "So-uth Fe-rndale" for the Livernois Corridor.

Where: South Livernois Corridor: W. Marshall to 8 Mile
When: Saturday, September 15. 10 a.m. –5 p.m

If you can't make this one check there will be one more:
Saturday, November 24.* 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
*Small Business Saturday

Water Safety Information

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.

Lead and Your Public Drinking Water

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.

PFAS and Your Public Drinking Water

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.

PFAS Report: Southeast Ferndale

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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