Welcome to Quality Living

Northville is a lively city, with a 150-year old history, that offers beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant business district, first-rate schools and city services, historic buildings and settings, and plenty of parks and trails for relaxing, enjoying nature and staying active.

The city embraces its heritage with historic buildings in downtown Northville, neighborhoods that feature 19th Century homes, and unique historical sites.

Specialty shops, art galleries, theaters, restaurants and intriguing landmarks abound in the walkable downtown.

If you’re looking for green space, you’ll find it at the city’s numerous parks and trails – many with woods, ponds and rivers. Children and adults alike can explore and exercise in acres of green space – perfect for walking and running. City roads have plenty of bike lanes for leisure and serious bikers.

Come to Northville to experience all that makes this city a destination for quality living.

City Council

Board of Zoning Appeals Vacancy

City Council is accepting applications for qualified and interested volunteers to fill an upcoming vacant alternate member position on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) carries out the provisions in Article 25 of the City of Northville Zoning Ordinance, and also considers any other matters upon which the BZA is called upon to act under law or other ordinances.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month at City Hall. Applicants must be residents of the City of Northville for at least two years and be registered to vote in the City.

Applications are available on the City of Northville’s website or at the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI, 48167. Completed applications should be returned to the City Clerk’s office, which also contacts applicants to schedule interviews with the Selection Committee. All applications will be kept on file for future consideration. Applications accepted until June 21, 2018.

City Council

City Council Update - May 21, 2018

FY 2019 budget approved – City Council adopted the fiscal year 2019 budget after holding a public hearing at the May 21 meeting on the matter. There were no public comments on the budget presented by Finance Director/Treasurer Sandi Wiktorowski. Adjustments to the water and sewer rates were included in the budget.

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority – City Council adopted a resolution of intent to create and provide for a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for the City. The authority enables communities to take the lead on cleanup of brownfield properties and fund brownfield redevelopment projects through Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Funds collected are then used to reimburse developers for environmental cleanup and other eligible costs. All plans are subject to negotiation. A public hearing will be held on creating an authority at the regular City Council meeting on July 16.

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Survey results show that people like our communications but there’s room for improvement

A communications survey conducted from March 7 to April 13 received 234 responses. The reason for the survey was to learn whether people are reading City News, a weekly e-newsletter; and Northville Matters, a quarterly print newsletter mailed to all city residents; and whether people are following us on Facebook and Twitter. Of each of these formats and platforms, we asked respondents what they liked about it and how we could improve.

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