Transformative downtown Ferndale development under consideration

What could be the largest single downtown development project in Ferndale's history is unfolding as business owners and residents share their views on the transformative Ferndale 3-60 proposal.

The real estate developers behind the project are proposing a private-public partnership with the city. Ferndale 3-60 would encompass one lot for the 1-60 phase on Troy Street and a larger lot for 2-60 and 3-60 phases on Withington Street.

Altogether they would become the site of residential lofts, retail and commercial spaces and multi-level parking structures, a jobs creator and alleviator of downtown parking challenges.

The Troy Street development calls for an approximately 275-space parking deck and 60,000 square feet covering two spaces. Withington would become the home of the West End Lofts, an 8-10-story residence with 100-120 studio and two-bedroom apartments on top of 60,000 square feet over three spaces and 75,000 square feet split between six spaces. An approximately 600-space parking deck would provide parking for residence and downtown visitors.

As the city and the Downtown Development Authority consider the proposal, there will be opportunities for the public to share input. Go here for meeting notices and other information. To see the developer's proposal, click here.

Source: City of Ferndale
Writer: Kim North Shine

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