The City of Pleasant Ridge is known for its historic homes, tree-lined streets and active citizens who dedicate their time for the betterment of the community. Our long tradition of community pride is reflected in our beautiful parks along Woodward Avenue and our pristine neighborhoods. Many of the houses in Pleasant Ridge are part of a nationally-recognized historic district, and all the homes reflect the care and attention, which assures that Pleasant Ridge will remain a beautiful community for generations to come. A strong sense of community, dedication to historic preservation and ideal location makes Pleasant Ridge the perfect city for all ages, interests and lifestyles. 



Please note the following updates and scheduling of pickup as we enter the final two weeks of leaf pickup:

  • Week of November 23: Leaf pickup will occur on Tuesday and/or Wednesday this week if possible. Given the winter weather, there is a likely chance that no leaf pickup will be possible. Leaf pickup will be suspended over the 4-day Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Week of November 30: A final City-wide leaf pickup will be completed the week of November 30. Once your street is completed that week, it will not be picked up again.
  • Final Day to Rake Leaves to the Curb: November 29 is the final day leaves should be placed at the curb. Leaves placed at the curb after that day may not be picked up.
  • Final Day to Bag Leaves: Leaves may be bagged in compost bags and placed at the curb for normal garbage/recycling pickup until the final compost pickup occurs on December 18.



Meetings, Agendas & Public Hearings

Below are links to proposed exterior design standards. These design standards would clarify the "neighborhood compatibility" requirement that is currently in the Zoning Ordinance. The standards would apply in the same instances as is currently the case, so this is not a new regulation, but rather a clarification of an existing one.

Design Standards PC Introduction

Exterior Design Standards, Oct. 2015

The following Zoning Ordinance amendments are proposed, and there will be a public hearing for these at the Planning Commission meeting on December 14, 2015, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Ordinance 414 - PC Cover Memo

Ordinance 414 - Exterior Design, W, Use Table, Map

Ordinance 414 - Zoning Map

The City's proposed Street Tree Manual is available below. The manual was introduced at the November City Commission meeting and will be considered for adoption at the December 8 City Commission meeting.

2015 Pleasant Ridge Street Tree Manual



Information & News

Gainsboro Park Plan Info 

Garbage/Recycling Pickup Information

2015-2016 City Budget 

Zoning Ordinance

Utility Bill Fact Sheet


Programs & Special Events

Thanks & Giving Artist Market

November 13-14
Fri. 6pm-9pm     Sat. 10am-4pm
4 Ridge Road


Alley Planters

You may have noticed the planters in the alley north of Devonshire. The planter that is just north of Devonshire has been placed to deter northbound traffic from entering the alley, which is one way and only allows southbound traffic at that location.

The planter is placed in a way that preserves more than adequate maneuvering space for cars traveling southbound. 

 Phone Numbers for City Offices

Police:  248-541-2900 (available 24/7)

City Hall:  248-541-2901

Community Center: 248-541-2902