City of Berkley and Vinsetta Garage Parking Consent Judgment to Be Voted on at the City Council Special Meeting Set for January 23, 2020
After hearing the concerns of residents at the January 6, 2020, city council meeting, the City of Berkley and City Council worked with 27799 Woodward LLC on clarifying the consent judgment language surrounding the Planning Commission’s role.
Berkley Snow Emergency Declared Starting This Evening
According to the National Weather Service, four or more inches of snow are expected and other hazardous conditions such as freezing rain and icy conditions are expected. Additionally with it being Friday, please be sure to take your garbage cans in so they do not get buried with snow.
Welcome to the City’s first-ever Berkley Features blog series! This series will highlight and feature all things Berkley. Specifically, on all the amazing work Berkley residents, city staff, and partner organizations do for our City that many might not know of and how it all comes together to make our community the place you want to be.
The developer is proposing the adaptive reuse of the existing school building and would redevelop it to a multiple-family residential building with 55-56 apartment units. Click to read more about the latest updates on the redevelopment.
Update on the Coolidge Complete Streets project- Road Diet Pilot Program
We have reached the six-month threshold in the pilot project for Coolidge Road.
Some of these aspects were to increase parking in the downtown, walkability, and overall safety in the area. Over the course of two years, we will analyze the road design changes made over the one mile stretch of Coolidge Hwy.
The Department of Public Works will be replacing another watergate on Monday, October 21, 2019. Expect service disruptions on Oxford Rd from Cass Rd to Woodward Ave, and on Woodward Ave starting from Oxford Rd to Cambridge Rd.
From the Michigan Department of Transportation, click here to read What Every Driver Should Know About Bicycle Lanes. For more information, please visit ourCoolidge Road Complete Streets page under the #nowtrending menu.
Learn about the signs, symptoms, and current trends in teen drug use in an informative discussion at the Berkley Public Library on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.
The City of Berkley Board of Review will meet on the dates and at the times listed below for the purpose of reviewing the 2018 assessment roll, hearing any objections thereto and to conduct such other business as may be permitted or required by law.
Gas Line Project unrelated to Coolidge Lane Reduction
The City has received several inquiries regarding the Consumers Energy project along Coolidge Highway, and whether the work is connected with plans to reduce the lanes on Coolidge between 11 Mile and 12 Mile Road. The two projects are not connected.
In Berkley, we take great pride in the canopy of trees that are such a vital part of our neighborhood streets. Along with that sense of pride, comes the responsibility of working with companies like DTE Energy to ensure our trees are located a safe distance from our power lines.
The 4th of July is always a fun time for barbecues, picnics, and relaxing with friends and family. If your celebration includes the use of consumer fireworks, please use them safely, be considerate of your neighbors, and please be aware of the following Fireworks Ordinance provisions:
Berkley High School students Margaret Gabel and Eli Hurwitz serve as student reps on the Downtown Development Authority board of trustees, where the two are gaining valuable insight on how to run a successful business.
Municipal Infrastructure Improvements: Challenges and Opportunities
Community engagement is vital to ensuring Berkley residents have all the information they need to consider the merits of three funding proposals that will appear on the November ballot. As part of this process, a series of open house and town hall meetings are being held to provide information and obtain public feedback. The information presented at these meetings is posted on the city's website. Please refer to the page for details about needed capital improvements and the respective funding proposals.
The City of Berkley would like your input! Please join us on Wednesday, November 28th, for a Public Input Open House to explore reconfiguring Coolidge Highway from four to three lanes between 11 Mile and 12 Mile.
The library and parking lot will be closed on Saturday, June 1st, and Sunday, June 2nd, for parking lot maintenance. There will be no access to the parking lot during this time. Fines will not be charged for items due that weekend. Thanks for understanding!
Do you have a neighbor who regularly connects with the residents on your block? Perhaps they organize block parties, reach out to new neighbors, or are the “go-to person" on your block for local information? If this sounds like a neighbor you know, please consider nominating him or her to be a BerkleyBlockAmbassador.
UPDATE: Because of the rain on Monday, work on the water main on Coolidge near Webster has been pushed back a day. Completion of this work will require the water main in front of several homes to be temporarily shut-off on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th.
Join the Downtown Development Authority for a Community Open House! The first open house for the Berkley Downtown Plan will be held Tuesday, November 13th, at the Berkley High School Collaborative Center.
In collaboration with the Berkley DDA, the Planning Commission has been going through the process to establish a Design Overlay Zoning District for all properties within the boundaries of the Downtown Development Authority.
The Berkley Public Safety Department Public Relations Unit will be hosting our 10th Annual Golf outing on Saturday, May 11th, at 1 pm at the Brentwood Golf Club in Commerce Township. All proceeds from this outing will directly benefit our community.
Backwater Valve Permit Fee Reimbursement Request Deadline Extended to February 28, 2018
Residents may be eligible to receive reimbursement of permit fees when they install backwater valves in their homes. The reimbursement is for the permit fees only and permits must be obtained before the work begins.
With Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 8-14) just around the corner, the Oakland County Homeland Security Division is offering Skywarn training classes that teaches individuals on how to assess weather conditions that might lead to a tornado.
eCities Recognize Berkley for Developing Entrepreneurial Climate
The City of Berkley has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Berkley was honored as a four star community along with 183 other communities across the state.
Follow up to the Special City Council Meeting Held on September 13, 2017
On September 13, 2017, the City Council held a Special Meeting to connect with residents affected by the August 28th rain event. During this meeting, questions were submitted in writing so that city officials could provide the information that was available at that time. Other questions required some investigation and research. A document of Frequently Asked Questions...