The Royal Oak Master Plan process is underpinned by a robust public engagement program to capture residents’, property owners’, and other invested stakeholders’ opinions, preferences, and visions for the community’s future. This page provides details on current and upcoming opportunities to provide input into the process – your participation is critical to the Master Plan’s success.

Participation Opportunities

May 15-20, 2023


Charrettes are workshops that consist of intense design and public engagement, during which future plans are drafted with stakeholder input and review.

The master plan process thus far has consisted of listening to stakeholders, analyzing current conditions, and studying previous planning efforts. The Charrette is the first step in creating plans for the future, in partnership with the community. Please join us to provide your input!

All presentations and meetings will be recorded for those not able to participate. For reasonable accommodation requests, email or call (248) 246-3285.

Public Input Sessions

Opening Presentation & Visioning – May 15, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
205 West 2nd Street

Open Houses – May 16 – 18, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
205 West 2nd Street

Royal Oak Farmers Market – May 20, 2023
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Booth Location TBD

Closing Presentation – May 20, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
205 West 2nd Street

Topic-Based Meetings

These meetings are focused on specific topics that pertain to the Master Plan areas of focus. Time and subject matter are subject to change. All meetings below will be held in the Charrette Studio, at 205 West 2nd Street.

Sustainability – May 15, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Housing and Retail Study – May 15, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Financing Attainable Housing – May 16, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Downtown – May 16, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Woodward – May 17, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Transportation & Traffic – May 18, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Open Studio

Public is invited to visit the Charrette Studio at 205 West 2nd Street on Thursday, May 18th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM.

Summer 2023

Drop-In Workshops

Drop-in workshops will provide an opportunity to meet with planning team members to discuss charrette outcomes and preliminary Master Plan directions and recommendations. Specific date and location information will be posted here when available.

Past Engagements

Feb 3 – Apr 16, 2023

Survey 1

Survey 1 was run between February and mid-April, 2023, to gauge broad resident sentiment across a number of subject areas. This information-gathering survey has been briefly discussed with the Planning Commission while in progress. Survey results are being processed and will be shared on this website when completed.

Future surveys will pay particular attention to targeted topics that arise during the prior survey(s) and in-person engagement activities – focused on testing specific concepts in the draft Master Plan.

February 24-25, 2023

Round Table Discussions

Round Table discussions are an opportunity for community members to learn about the Master Plan process. During these discussions, stakeholders can provide early feedback on priorities and strategic issues.

Business Owner Stakeholder Meeting – February 24, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
City Hall (203 S Troy St)

Institutional Stakeholder Meeting – February 24, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
City Hall (203 S Troy St)

Neighborhood Meeting A (NW Royal Oak) – February 25, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Mahany/Meininger Senior Center (3500 Marais Avenue)

Neighborhood Meeting B (NE Royal Oak)– February 25, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mahany/Meininger Senior Center (3500 Marais Avenue)

Neighborhood Meeting C (SW Royal Oak) – February 25, 2023
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Churchill Community Education Center (707 Girard Avenue)

Neighborhood Meeting D (SE Royal Oak)– February 25, 2023
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Churchill Community Education Center (707 Girard Avenue)

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