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Oak Park, HW, Berkley Corridor Planning Grant Open Houses 2/26, 2/27, 3/14

February 19th 2019

Oak Park, HW, Berkley Corridor Planning Grant Open Houses 2/26, 2/27, 3/14 Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Berkley, MI –The communities of Oak Park, Huntington Woods, and Berkley are teaming up to collectively improve the Coolidge Highway and Eleven Mile Road corridors. Join us to learn more! Oak Park Session: February 26, 2019 from 5pm to […]

Ferndale Approves Design-Based Ordinances for Downtown Area

April 10th 2018

  Ferndale Approves Design-Based Ordinances for Downtown Area (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2018) Ferndale, MI- As businesses and people continue to invest in making Ferndale their home, the City has been focusing on how to create a community that is thoughtfully composed and in line with the Master Plan. A big step in that […]

MML#3 – Officials Learn the Basics of Planning and Zoning

March 18th 2018

MML#3 – Officials Learn the Basics of Planning and Zoning (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2018) Frankenmuth, MI- Planning and zoning are essential components of local governance that are often not well-known by residents and require some learning by newly elected officials. The Michigan Municipal League recently did a weekend training session for officials, and […]

History & Economy: Communities Consider Dixie Hwy. Potential

August 14th 2017

History & Economy: Communities Consider Dixie Hwy. Potential (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 14, 2017) Groveland Township, MI – An expert historic road preservation planner from Washington DC visited Oakland County at the beginning of August to take a look at the Dixie Highway corridor to share his views on how smart development could take place. […]

Novi Welcomes New Economic Development Director Alan Weber

August 14th 2017

Novi Welcomes New Economic Development Director Alan Weber (City of Novi, Aug. 14, 2017) NOVI, Mich., August 14, 2017 – Novi’s new Economic Development Director Alan Weber is no stranger to business growth. In fact, during his five year stint in Oakland County as a senior business development representative, he helped create and implement programs […]

Heritage Conference 2017 Hosted by Lyon Theatre in South Lyon Sept. 15

July 9th 2017

Heritage Conference 2017 Hosted by Lyon Theatre in South Lyon Sept. 15 (EVENT page) South Lyon, MI – This year’s Heritage Conference will take place: September 15, 2017  |  8:30 AM – 3:15 PM The Lyon Theater | 126 East Lake Street | Downtown South Lyon Keynote Speaker: Mark Wyckoff, Director Planning and Zoning Center […]

MML#1 – Working Towards Complete Streets

March 23rd 2017

MML#1 – Working Towards Complete Streets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2017) Lansing, MI – Civic leaders came together Tuesday to learn about topics important to local governments including “Complete Streets.” Representatives of Ferndale, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo sat on a Michigan Municipal League’s Capitol Conference panel Tuesday to share what successes their communities have […]

Communities Share Ideas for Surviving Infrastructure Projects

November 17th 2016

Communities Share Ideas for Surviving Infrastructure Projects (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2016) Waterford, MI – Sometimes communities put a lot of planning into projects – like parking decks and road improvements – but forget that as these projects start, there are needs of the residents and businesses in the area that are impacted by […]

Berkley Planning Commission Open House on Master Plan Aug. 23

August 14th 2016

Berkley Planning Commission Open House on Master Plan Aug. 23 (Event Page) Berkley, MI – On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the Berkley Planning Commission will host an open house,instead of its regularly scheduled meeting, to begin a dialogue with residents about the city’s Master Plan and the vision for residential land use over the next 10 years. […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]