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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 […]

70 Homes and 27 Apartments Possible Near Ferndale High School

March 19th 2018

70 Homes and 27 Apartments Possible Near Ferndale High School Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale Planning Commission is expected to discuss a Planned Urban Development (PUD) on Pinecrest just south of Ferndale High School at their Wednesday evening meeting. At this point, the project calls for 70 single homes and 27 multifamily homes.  Plans are […]

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 […]

Building Ferndale’s Future: Council to Consider Zoning Changes

February 22nd 2018

Building Ferndale’s Future: Council to Consider Zoning Changes (Crystal A. Proxmire Feb. 21, 2018) Ferndale, MI – What will development in Ferndale look like moving forward? According to draft zoning changes approved on first reading by the Planning Commission Wednesday, Ferndale will be more walkable, more transit-friendly, and with taller buildings to accommodate more mixed […]

Neighbors Want Holiday Market Owner to Remove Blighted Home

August 11th 2017

Neighbors Want Holiday Market Owner to Remove Blighted Home (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – A dilapidated house in Royal Oak was the subject of a neighborhood meeting Wednesday evening at Wendland Park where over 40 residents came together to discuss the blight with Royal Oak Mayor Mike Fournier. The house, […]

Ferndale Pauses on Marijuana Facility Applications while Reviewing State Law

November 16th 2016

Ferndale Pauses on Marijuana Facility Applications while Reviewing State Law (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 16, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Ferndale officials put a pause on accepting applications for medical marijuana facilities, but want it to be clear they don’t oppose them.  They just want to do things right. Ferndale City Council voted Monday to suspend […]

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. […]

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

March 22nd 2016

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2016) Lansing, MI – The Town of Gilbert, Arizona stuck to their guns on a signage ordinance and now communities across the country are taking a good hard look at their signage ordinances. The June 2015 decision in […]

Planning and Zoning Workshop March 12

February 10th 2016

Planning and Zoning Workshop March 12 (EVENT page) Planning and Zoning Workshop March 12 Saturday, March 12  |  8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Cost: Free (Continental breakfast will be served) Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Bldg 41W Waterford, MI 48328   Click Here to Register Space is limited. Registration […]

Council Imposes Distance…

July 22nd 2012

Councilperson Melanie Piana, who is the council liaison to the Planning Commission, was the only “no” vote, arguing that current zoning is sufficient and pointing out the irony of In-Flight, a similar store located in Oak Park, being about 200 feet from a Ferndale church already. In-Flight and Apostolic Faith Tabernacle have peacefully co-existed since In-Flight opened in 2005.