Ferndale looking into building parking garage downtown

Vertical parking could be on its way to
downtown Ferndale as city officials explore the possibility of building
a parking deck on the southeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 9 Mile
Road.

The city recently hired the parking-consultant firm Carl Walker
to conduct feasibility study on building the parking deck.Ā Ferndale
wants to add about 200-250 parking spaces to downtown to accommodate
immediate demand (about 150) and future growth (50-100).

The city is currently looking at building the deck on the surface parking lots on either side of the Ferndale Public Library and on the parking lots behind Woodward Avenue Brewers.

Ferndale
paidĀ Carl Walker $8,400 for the study. The Kalamazoo-based firm has
designed and built a number of parking garages in the Midwest,
including the Forest Avenue Garage in Ann Arbor and the Marriott deck
in Grand Rapids.

Source: Robert Bruner, city manager for Ferndale
Writer: Jon Zemke