Current & Upcoming Projects

Ferndale Moves! Plan

Ferndale Moves! is a new initiative focused on making Ferndale an even better place to walk, bike and take transit. As part of the project, the Community and Economic Development Department has created in order to centralize the City's current planning efforts on the project, and to participate in more transparent, accessible and interactive planning. The website provides a landing page for all walking, biking, complete streets and transit projects initiated by Ferndale City government. 

Currently the preliminary network plan, which details all of the proposed road changes, is open for public input. Residents can view recommendations, make comments and also interact with suggestions left by others via an interactive map.

CED welcomes all thoughts and comments on the website. Specific feedback on the website can be sent to [email protected], messages are checked twice weekly.

Livernois Corridor

On January 30th, 2013 the City of Ferndale was awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in coordination with the Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

The grant award of $118,092.00 will be used to implement a redesign of Livernois Avenue, from 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road, known as a ‘road-diet.’ The project concept includes such infrastructural upgrades as bicycle lanes with buffers, bicycle parking facilities, mid-block crossings, and dedicated on-street parking from 8 Mile Road to West Marshall Street.

How the West Was Won

In May of 2013, the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority and the City of Ferndale partnered to improve the infrastructure and unify the streetscape and ambiance of West Nine Mile in downtown Ferndale.

Over the course of the summer, much of the antiquated water main was updated, the road was reduced in width to accommodate on-street parking, and bike sharrows were added to promote and accomodate multiple modes of transportation.  Park benches, trees, and new green spaces were also installed to provide a buffer between traffic and the newly constructed wider sidewalks.  The new streetscape has helped the rest of West 9 Mile sync perfectly running east to Woodward.

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Transform Woodward
The Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) is an economic and community development organization. Its mission is to preserve, promote and enhance Woodward Avenue.

WA3, along with partners like the City of Ferndale, is developing a Complete Streets master plan for the 27-mile Woodward corridor. Check out WA3's website to find out about ambitious plans to make Woodward Ave. safer and more enjoyable for walkers, bikers and others.  

Rapid Transit on Woodward!

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is conducting the Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis (AA) project. The alternatives analysis will review rapid transit options for a 27-mile corridor along Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit to downtown Pontiac. The study area includes Cities of Detroit, Highland Park, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, and Pontiac.