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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 […]

The Future of Ferndale Discussed at Master Plan Open House

February 11th 2016

The Future of Ferndale Discussed at Master Plan Open House (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The city of Ferndale put all their ideas on the table, literally, for the Master Plan Open House on Feb. 6. The event, held at the Rust Belt Market, welcomed residents and visitors to share their […]

Pleasant Ridge: A Sweet Beginning for Gainsboro Park Planning Process

July 20th 2015

Pleasant Ridge: A Sweet Beginning for Gainsboro Park Planning Process (C. Proxmire, July 20, 2015) Citizen engagement goes well with ice cream and Bubble Soccer. At least this is how it seemed at the community planning session about the future of Gainsboro Park in Pleasant Ridge. Over 250 residents met at the park Thursday night […]

Pleasant Ridge Begins Gainsboro Park Design Process: Public Invited July16-21

June 29th 2015

Pleasant Ridge Begins Gainsboro Park Design Process: Public Invited July16-21 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 29, 2015)   Pleasant Ridge residents are invited to take part in the process of designing Gainsboro Park. Residents recently approved a parks millage to make improvements, and the City is working with mobileLAB to bring the community together to have […]

Oakland County Offers Citizen Planner Course in September

June 24th 2013

Oakland County Offers Citizen Planner Course in September (press release, June 24, 2013) The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, in partnership with the Michigan State University Extension – Oakland, presents the Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Series in September and October. Michigan Citizen Planner offers the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, a […]

Time to Plan Prides

March 1st 2012

Pride planning is now under way around Southeastern Michigan as Hotter Than July and Ferndale Pride both held their first organizational meetings Feb. 23. Both groups had higher than expected turnout and anticipate growing the events this year. HTJ will hold its 17th annual event in Palmer Park beginning Tuesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 29. Ferndale Pride, now in its second year, will take place over Father’s Day weekend beginning Saturday, June 16 through Sunday, June 17.

DDA’s Big Annual Planning Meeting on Monday

January 15th 2012

The meeting is from 4-9 pm this coming Monday, Jan 16, 2012, a day set aside on a national level to engage in community service. It will take place at the Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois).

Engage! Bring your energy, your enthusiasm and your positive attitude and take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference — a difference that starts just by showing up!