Council to Consider Site Recommendation for Prospective Future Parking Facility

At its next scheduled meeting, Ferndale City Council will consider a site selection recommendation by the Downtown Parking Committee (DPC) for future development of a parking structure.

Early this year, City of Ferndale Mayor David Coulter and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chair and business owner Dean Bach convened the Downtown Parking Committee, a taskforce made up of Ferndale business leaders, organization leaders, and residents. The Committee’s mission was to evaluate the parking climate in downtown Ferndale and provide recommendations about prospective development options for addressing both current and future capacity demands on our parking system.

The Committee identied multiple downtown sites to consider for development and worked closely with City sta and professional consultants to research options and prioritize needs. Together, this group of citizens, sta, and advisors recently delivered a unanimous nal recommendation of Lot 6, located at the intersection of W. Troy St. and Allen St., as the optimal site among those considered for future development of a mixed-use parking structure.

The Committee’s site selection recommendation will go before Ferndale City Council on Oct. 24. Note: Council’s deliberations at this time are focused solely on site selection. No development has been considered or initiated. If the site selection is approved, the project will then advance to the public engagement and planning phase, during which the community will be encouraged to take part and provide input to shape the scope and design of the prospective development.Please be reassured that the City is mindful of the need for robust and inclusive public engagement around this project; your participation will be both actively invited and most welcome.

If you have questions about the site selection recommendation, please contact Assistant City Manager Joseph Gacioch at parkferndale@ferndalemi.gov.