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Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County

November 27th 2018

  Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability.  A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of […]

More Middle Housing Choices Coming to Ferndale

May 25th 2017

Part I: More Housing Choices Are Coming to Ferndale (Ferndale Mayor Pro Tem Melanie Piana, May 25, 2017, orig. May 18, 2017 at Meltropolis.com) Housing for All Ferndalians & Income Levels This is a two part blog post on the development growth spurt and new housing in Ferndale. In Part One: I explore why new […]

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. […]

Ferndale Welcomes Zipcar, Info Session April 11

April 5th 2016

Ferndale Welcomes Zipcar, Info Session April 11 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Zipcar Detroit has expanded into Ferndale with a test pilot program of two vehicles.  The vehicles each have their own dedicated parking space and can be checked out by the hour or by the day for Zipcar members.  An informational meeting – complete […]

Industrial Vacancy Down to 10%

November 5th 2012

And thanks to the City’s investment in Economic Development, Ferndale’s industrial districts are now 90% full. Mayor Dave Coulter, who created a Mayor’s Business Council to focus on issues like industrial vacancy, announced the low rate at the recent Ferndale Seniors State of the City Address.

Beyond Ferndale: The rebirth of Broderick Tower

April 22nd 2012

The most prestigious apartments have already been leased. In fact, 75 of the 125 units are already spoken for as tenants clamor for the best views and the most unique layouts.