Photo of a phone by Marakus Spisk for Pexels
Phones not working, please use email or visit City Hall
05/23/2024
City Hall phone service outage continues as our contractor works to fix the issue.
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City Hall is where City Council meetings are held.
Budget resolution approved
05/23/2024
Some rates will increase: water and sewer and solid waste disposal
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Mayor Brian Turnbull
Memorial Day reflections and events
05/23/2024
A special time to thank veterans for all they have done to secure our freedoms
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People dining in the street in previous years. Photo by DDA.
Injunction lifted on downtown street closure
05/22/2024
City preparing for seasonal downtown street closure to traffic
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Mayor Brian Turnbull addresses the audience at the Downs groundbreaking. Photo by Liz Cezat
Event is a big draw for leaders, partners & supporters
05/14/2024
“We will create a destination to make all proud for generations to come.” HP CEO Randy Wertheimer
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Hands on calculator. Photo by Pexels
Budget presentation aligns with goals
04/18/2024
Big-picture overview of how the city is meeting its strategic goals in six key areas
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Apartments, retail and a potential restaurant will occupy the building when completed.
New building will enhance housing, retail
04/04/2024
Input from the Planning Commission helped finalize the building design
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Ford Field Park Rendering
Ford Field Grant Application Request
03/13/2024
Wendy Longpre with bring a request before Council to submit a grant application.
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Downs aerial view. Photo by CV Media
Special Meeting recap, Feb. 26
02/29/2024
Contracts cover demolition, river daylighting and landscaping
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Daylighted river rendering, from Hunter Pasteur's 11/21/23 presentation
City to gain new neighborhood, parks, retail
11/24/2023
This legacy project was years in the making and will take years for the build-out
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View of river park from one of two proposed pedestrian bridges. Architect rendering by Hunter Pasteur.
Planning Commission recap of Nov. 9 meeting
11/18/2023
Plans were presented for landscaping at the proposed parks and south gateway
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Bollards at Dunlap at N. Center.
Secure and flexible way to close streets
10/23/2023
The bollards are contemporary yet classic and will become another distinctive feature of the city
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A couple cooks at an outdoor barbecue. Photo courtesy of NFPA.
Fire Prevention Week focuses on safe cooking
10/07/2023
The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions
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Intersection of Cady and Griswold...architect rendering
Many pieces to this major project
09/27/2023
The river daylighting will be a joint permit process, between the developer and the city
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Donna Tinberg
Awards presentation will be held at fall MAP meeting
08/08/2023
The annual award honors an individual who advanced or promoted the cause of planning in the public arena
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Lindsay Ku, of Northville Township, brought her ideas to the meeting.
First public session held for Master Plan
08/04/2023
Parks and recreation is a shared service between the city and township.
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Electrical lines. Photo by Pexels.
Power restored to city, City Hall
07/28/2023
Business as usual at City Hall after more than one day without power.
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Beal Town resident Jeff Snyder makes a point as council members listen. Photo by Liz Cezat.
Council and citizens listen and learn at monthly event
07/24/2023
It helps facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between citizens and policy makers
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New Parks & Recreation Director Derek Smith looks at plans with Matthew Clark.
Updates on parks, pathways and safer streets
06/09/2023
Guests view plans and talk with consultants at the Parks, Pathways and Pedestrians Open House
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Family playing in park. Photo by RDNE Stock project for Pexels.
Derek Smith brings vast experience to role
05/25/2023
Smith is an avid sportsman and has made a name for himself in the Parks and Rec. field
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Jolyn Gismonde in the activity room.               Photo by Liz Cezat
New housing director takes on major projects
03/02/2023
She believes residents are happiest when they can manage their own lives
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Glass ceiling. Photo by Daniel Watson from Pexels
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Sketch by Grissim, Metz and Andriese of gateway to Downtown Northville at Main and Center
Community invited to share ideas, feedback
12/01/2022
Entertainment and user-initiated activities are some ways to activate streets
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Photo shows how a rooftop is used in another country. photo by Vladimir-kudinov for Pexels.
Rooftops, trees among issues being studied
12/01/2022
Planning Commission considers new ordinances, revisions to two existing ones
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Dancing Eye Gallery Owner Theresa Schierloh in her gallery greenhouse.
Collaborative effort to enhance downtown
11/18/2022
Streets will be redesigned to serve as the "third place" where people gather
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This historic building was renovated by Guidobono Builders at 341 E. Main
Counseling center offers unique approach
10/06/2022
Co-owner Nick says “We’ve been well received" since Reset Brain and Body opened on Main Street.
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New gateway depiction at 7 Mile and S. Center. (helicopter denotes there is also an aerial view)
Site plan updates presented, public comments heard
08/25/2022
The new gateway depicts an Italianate-style attached home at the east corner and a tree-lined entrance
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One of the restaurants with an expanded footprint in Downtown Northville. Photo by DDA
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Farmers Market
PC hears public comment on parks
08/11/2022
Commissioners discuss public benefits of parks and Farmers' Market proposed location
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An aerial view of the preliminary site plan with parks at the east and north side.
New details on parks presented to commissioners
07/28/2022
A second bridge over the river was suggested to link to Gardner and safely access 7 Mile
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The corner of Cady and Griswold shows row houses on the right and townhomes on the left.
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Overhead illustration of Central Park, provided by developer.
Choices for log cabin, Central Park, river park
07/14/2022
Suggested uses for the cabin could be as a local museum or converting it into a restroom
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An updated version of the townhomes shows a contemporary style.
Review focuses on lot sizes, gateway and more
06/30/2022
City planner said the project is meeting the FAR requirement for the smaller lots.
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The gateway entrance at 7 Mile and Center is shown with a pillar and low brick wall with the city name and landscaping.
Entrance concept revealed
06/16/2022
The roads topic concluded with public comment, then architects presented their work
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New architectural design of row houses. by Presley Architecture and M Architects
Conceptual drawings blend two styles
05/26/2022
This meeting was for conceptual review only, without expectation of a vote
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The site plan presented at the May 17 meeting shows a new stub road close to 7 Mile
Developer makes street changes to Downs site plan
05/26/2022
Narrow travel lanes help slow traffic for a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
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Foundry mixed use building to be built at 456 E. Cady
Brownfield decision headed to City Council
05/26/2022
Details will be worked out upon final approval of the brownfield.
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Patrons eating outdoors at a downtown restaurant. DDA photo
Decision now goes to City Council
05/19/2022
Closed streets allowed restaurants and retailers to expand their space outdoors
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Traffic engineers report on impact of Downs project
05/12/2022
Focus on roads, pathways, connections and parking in the Downs redevelopment plan
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Restaurants expanded into the street with street closures. Photo by DDA.
Public forum draws comments, concerns
05/12/2022
Survey, public forum will be considered in DDA and Council's street plan.
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Putting thoughts to paper (online for survey). Photo by Katya Wolf from Pexels
Survey to provide input on task force initiatives
05/12/2022
Survey seeks input on priorities for Ford Field, Farmers’ Market, Rouge Restoration & Riverwalk
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New commercial space is shown in blue. (Drawing from Hunter Pasteur Northville)
Land use discussion leads to action
05/03/2022
More commercial space will front Cady; local realtor describes housing demand.
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Proposed single-family homes are part of the preliminary site plan.
Large turnout for PC public hearing on Downs redevelopment
03/17/2022
Nearly 123 people either voiced opinions or sent letters and emails with their comments
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Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels.
Process helps define action plan
03/10/2022
A strategic planning session to prioritize plans for Ford Field, the Rouge River and other projects
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View of the Downs property from Cady Street. Photo by Liz Cezat
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This new EV charging station is in the parking lot at Main and Wing.
Ten new units enhance infrastructure
02/17/2022
Customers typically spend 1 to 2 hours in Downtown Northville while their vehicle is charging
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Officers Barber and Vernon show the new autism care kits on board police vehicles.
Police worked with autism nonprofits to launch program
04/22/2021
The new program and kit helps create a bond with people who have autism.
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Rain against the window. Photo from Pexels: Brianna Martinez
Saving up for a rainy day takes on new meaning
04/15/2021
Recycled rainwater can be used to water your lawn, water non-edible plants and wash patio furniture or even your car.
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Keep your dog on a leash in public parks. (Dog Parks excluded)
Going on a run or walk with your dog?
03/04/2019
Bond with your dog at public parks but remember the leash.
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