The City of Ferndale has established innovative policies to attract, retain, and guide future retail development.
In 2008, the City determined that the majority of retail development-related impacts (traffic, environment, aesthetics) could be addressed and mitigated for.
During an extensive process, a broad cross-section of the community expressed a desire that large retail development be designed to reflect local concerns and expectations, including the local environment, economy, and Ferndale in general.
The City was able to create the EAGLE Program – an indicator-based program that addresses five primary elements:
Low Impact Development
The City also established retail design guidelines (link below), intended to provide future development with examples of good retail design.
Documents: (Note: Right-click “Save-As” for large documents)
Note: The EAGLE Catalog and checklist were updated, with City Council approval, in December 2012.