Community & Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development Department (CED) works with all community stakeholders to improve Ferndale's quality of life. CED is the primary contact and liaison for the City's Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Mayor's Business Council, and Construction Board of Appeals.

Community & Economic Development
300 E. 9 Mile Road | Ferndale, MI | 48220
248-546-2366
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

To maintain and further foster Ferndale's development, the CED is structured around the following core services:

For a comprehensive overview of the development review process in Ferndale, including contacts, links to forms and documents, and policy guidance, see our Guide to Development.


This is an exciting time for infrastructure improvements in the City of Ferndale. 

The Livernois Corridor is being redesigned between 8 Mile Rd. and W. 9 Mile Rd., and Community & Economic Development just kicked-off the first planning phase of the City's future multimodal transportation plan. The new plan will bring improvements like those on Livernois to the rest of Ferndale. 

We have also partnered with the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) to redesign Woodward Ave. as a complete street, and we're participating in the study to put rapid transit on Woodward.

Get more details on these and other projects here.

    The Community Plans section contains standard community planning documents including comprehensive, capital improvement, land use, strategic, SubArea, transportation, vision, and other community planning documents.