Planning Commission meetings have moved to the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. February’s Planning Commission meeting is February 18 at 7pm. Meetings will continue to be held at City Hall in Council Chambers.
3-60 Development Update
At a special meeting of City Council on February 9th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Ferndale City Hall, the 3-60 development team presented updated conceptual development plans and program. The revised plans are available to view here. The City Council packet and a video of the presentation is available at www.ferndalemi.gov. No action was taken by Council at the February 9th meeting.
The 3-60 team has until March 27, 2015 to negotiate terms of a potential development under the Exclusive Negotiating Rights Agreement that was entered into last year. This rights agreement does not guarantee a project or construction. The current plans are conceptual and still have several stages of approval to go through.
City Parking Presentation
At the Ferndale City Council meeting on Monday, January 26th at 7:00pm at City Hall, representatives from Carl Walker, Inc. presented the results of a parking supply and demand analysis that was commissioned in the fall of 2014. The City of Ferndale retained Carl Walker Parking Consultants to conduct a downtown parking analysis consisting of a series of traffic studies and work from September, 2014 – December, 2014. The report specifically evaluates parking needs for the current demand and vacant commercial space in the downtown, as well as the proposed 3-60 development. It is intended to help the City understand if the parking supply numbers being proposed in the 3-60 development will sufficiently accommodate the existing demand and future growth that would be generated by 180,000 sf. of office space on Withington and Troy Street Streets, 110 downtown residential units on Withington, and up to 6,000 sf. of pop-up retail and commercial space on Troy Street that are proposed for Downtown Ferndale.
Hilton Road is going to be resurfaced. Construction may not begin until Spring of 2016. The resurfacing will result in major improvements to the road, between 8 and 9 Mile Roads, including a reduction in road width. Please call 248-336-4370 if you have questions or comments regarding the proposed project. You may also view a presentation given at a public open house that was held on January 28th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Ferndale Public Library.
See Works-In-Progress for more project information.
- Transportation Options – making walking, bicycling and transit easy, attractive and convenient choices for everyday trips.
- Safety – balancing the needs and improving the safety of all road users.
- Placemaking – transforming the City’s streets to remarkable and functional places that reflect Ferndale’s values and strengthen the local economy.
The Ferndale Moves! website launched as means to promote and share information on the City’s multi-modal transportation planning efforts. It is the place to find the most up to date information on the project. It is also the place to hold a community conversation on the future of transportation in Ferndale.
Ferndale Moves! is an outgrowth of building momentum in Ferndale.
- In 2010 the City passed a Complete Streets policy, expressing the desire to design Ferndale streets with all road users in mind – including walkers, bikers and transit vehicles.
- In 2012 City Council approved moving forward with a request for proposal to develop a multi-modal transportation plan, what is now known as Ferndale Moves!
- Currently Ferndale has been working with the Woodward Avenue Action Association, which received a federal grant to work on a Complete Streets Master Plan for the entire Woodward Corridor. Ferndale has been an active participant in Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis
Ferndale Moves! provides a way to lay out a comprehensive direction for these efforts both within the City’s boundaries and in connecting Ferndale to the rest of the region.
- To improve the quality of life for the residents of Ferndale by offering a variety of viable and safe transportation choices appropriate for residents of all ages and abilities.
- To enhance the local economy by providing the type of transportation choices and physical environment that make a community an attractive place to live, establish a business and visit.
- To strengthen Ferndale’s brand as a one of the region’s premier walkable bikeable communities.
- To reduce traffic injuries and deaths by improving the safety of the transportation system for all modes.
- To enhance the personal well-being of Ferndale’s residents and reduce their health care costs by encouraging physical activity through everyday trips.
Ferndale Moves! Website
The Ferndale Moves! website is constantly evolving. All sections of the Plan are now available for viewing. As the plan develops we hope to add updates on City complete streets projects and other multi-modal initiatives.
Currently, the Multi-modal Network is available for viewing, and we would like to hear what you think of the ideas. You can also review what is driving the proposals on the Background and Past Input pages, or go to the Public Input page to view the latest proposal and offer your thoughts on the recommendations.
To view all pages on this website, a site map is available here.