Community Plans

Plan Ferndale

Plan Ferndale is a guidebook for Ferndale’s decision-makers based on the community’s unified vision of the future of our City. Plan Ferndale provides actionable steps and helps officials decide how to direct City funding, what initiatives to take on, and tangible goals and milestones for the next five years. This update has three main components, including the Master Land Use Plan (MLUP), the Climate Action Plan, and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Climate Action Plan

Ferndale’s first iteration of an Integrated Climate Action Plan (CAP) explores the inner workings of climate resiliency through our community, including extreme weather events, a global health crisis, how to curb carbon emissions, and how to lead in sustainability. The Climate Action Plan can be found in Chapter 6, starting on page 121, of Plan Ferndale.

Parks and Recreation Plan

The Parks and Recreation Plan seeks to understand the community’s needs to improve park anfd greenspace accessibility, equity, and programming. 

Public Participation Plan

The Public Participation Plan outlines strategies to engage a diverse set of community stakeholders. This plan not only identifies goals for City staff and various Boards and Commissions to strive for but also outlines different ways members of the public can get involved and share their input.

2022 Community Accessible and Inclusive Housing Action Plan (CAIHAP)

This plan analyzed the current housing market and provided actions for the City to facilitate a broader range of affordable and inclusive housing options for all Ferndale residents.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

The City of Ferndale established baseline greenhouse gas emission measures, which allows the City to make targeted reduction goals and track metric processes.

FYE 2025-2030 Capital Improvement Plan

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a financial planning document focused on the City's capital assets. Included projects support core City services through the maintenance of public facilities and the purchase or replacement of capital equipment.


Potential projects are distributed over a six-year period to better prioritize funding based on changes in the environment, fiscal health, capital needs, and public input. The final CIP document is a tool to ensure the City’s long- and short-term capital investments are made with careful consideration of adopted city plans, needs, and the resources available to fund projects.

City Council Strategic Plan

The City Council Strategic Plan outlines City Council’s values and policies they hope to enact within the next three years.

2020 Waste Reduction and Recycling Master Plan for Downtown Ferndale

The 2020 Waste Reduction and Recycling Master Plan assesses current needs and constructs a plan for waste and recycling in the downtown and central business district.

2020 Stormwater Vulnerability Assessment

The 2020 Stormwater Vulnerability Assessment analyzes current needs and constructs a plan for waste and recycling in the downtown and central business district.

Ferndale Moves

Ferndale Moves is a one-stop shop for all walking, biking, and transportation-related projects in the City of Ferndale. Residents and visitors can now stay up to date with the latest news, updates and even provide comments on all current and future transportation and transit projects. The site is interactive and is designed to be a platform for civic engagement. The public process must be balanced, open, and collaborative in order to create plans that define the community’s needs and elicit its support.