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