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Ferndale Planning Commission Sees First Round of Baker College Options

February 21st 2019

Ferndale Planning Commission Sees First Round of Baker College Options (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 20, 2019) Ferndale, MI –Baker College presented initial design concepts for a potential new campus during the Ferndale Planning Commission’s Wednesday night meeting, with discussion lasting more than three and a half hours, and about 100 residents attending. Baker College and […]

Ferndale’s “The dot” Groundbreaking and Info Session Feb. 2

January 29th 2019

Ferndale’s “The dot” Groundbreaking and Info Session Feb. 2 Ferndale, MI – The wait is nearly over: join the City of Ferndale and the Downtown Development Authority as we officially break ground on The dot—Ferndale’s new mixed-use parking development located at 221 W. Troy St. (behind Rosie O’Grady’s). Celebrate as we officially break ground, plus […]

Royal Oak Testing Out 30 Minute Parking Spots on Main Street

December 29th 2018

Royal Oak Testing Out 30 Minute Parking Spots on Main Street (City of Royal Oak, Dec. 29, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak is introducing a pilot program for 30-minute parking spaces in the downtown area to allow for convenient short-term parking. The program includes five designated parking spaces with 30-minute meters along Main […]

Suburban Ford of Ferndale Looking To Expand Parking, Meeting Residents Dec. 10

December 9th 2018

Suburban Ford of Ferndale Looking To Expand Parking, Meeting Residents Dec. 10 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 9, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The folks at Suburban Ford of Ferndale are hoping to expand their parking, and they’ve purchased homes around their business in hopes of being able to do so. According to a letter sent to […]

Lake Orion Shares Parking Study Results, Vision Moving Forward

December 5th 2018

  Lake Orion Shares Parking Study Results, Vision Moving Forward (Downtown Lake Orion, Dec. 5, 2018) Lake Orion, MI – BMP (Best management practices) coming to Downtown Lake Orion Parking for 2019! A New Mission and Vision along with an Action Plan to better meet business and customer needs and accommodate employees and residents requirements […]

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase

November 14th 2018

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 14, 2018) Waterford, MI- Cities in the Oakland County One Stop Ready program have streamlined development processes and learned more about how to market the spaces they have with businesses they’d like to see. The culmination of this effort is the […]

MML #1: We Need More Parking! But do we Really?

October 1st 2018

MML #1: We Need More Parking! But do we Really? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Does our downtown need more parking? That’s a question that brought dozens of administrators and elected officials to a presentation on this hot topic at the recent Michigan Municipal League Annual Convention in Grand Rapids. Oftentimes […]

Mixed-Use Parking Deck Negotiations Moving Forward in Ferndale

September 10th 2018

Mixed-Use Parking Deck Negotiations Moving Forward in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 10, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale City Council is expected to vote Monday on entering into a 150-day Exclusive Negotiation Rights Agreement (ENRA) with a developer for the “dot,” a five-level mixed-used structure to be built at Troy and Allen in Downtown Ferndale. […]

Birmingham Moves Forward with Reconstruction Plans for Old Woodward

January 14th 2018

Birmingham Moves Forward with Reconstruction Plans for Old Woodward (City of Birmingham, Jan. 14, 2018) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The 2018 Old Woodward Reconstruction Project took a vital  step forward on Monday (1-8-18) when the Birmingham City Commission approved a Resolution awarding a contract for the project to Angelo Iafrate Construction Co, based in Warren, Michigan. By unanimous […]

Royal Oak to Consider Raising Parking Rates

January 5th 2018

Royal Oak to Consider Raising Parking Rates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 5, 2018) Royal Oak, MI  – Royal Oak City Commissioners will be considering parking rate increases recommended by the Downtown Development Authority at their Monday, Jan. 8 meeting. According to documents in the agenda packet, the following rates are recommended: Parking Rate Recommendations 12-05-2017 […]