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We invite you to reimagine your downtown experience and “Rethink” Royal Oak as we embark on an exciting new development project to build a new city hall, police station, downtown park, private office building and 581-space parking deck. The project will transform the downtown area to a gathering place for the entire city as well as provide necessary updates to buildings designed more than 60 years ago.

There will be a variety of updates and new details to share with you throughout the process including changes to the current parking options. We’ve created this page to keep you up-to-date with all aspects of the project and provide you with the best parking solutions as we await our new downtown. Follow project updates on our social media channels using the hashtag #RethinkRO. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at for more information.

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Henry Ford Health System will occupy the new Royal Oak City Center once the building is completed in 2020. The six-story, 145,000 square foot, high-tech outpatient medical center is expected to attract thousands of unique visitors annually to Royal Oak. Learn more here: Henry Ford Health System moving into new Royal Oak City Center



Visitors to the Royal Oak Farmers Market this Saturday (Sept. 8) will notice construction is underway on Second Street. This construction includes new pavement, sidewalks and underground utilities in the area directly south of the market. It also includes adding a new entrance to the west parking lot off of 11 Mile Road. (This current work will NOT impact the number of parking spaces available to market-goers.) The completion date of this phase work is Oct. 4.

To see a drawing that shows approximate start dates and duration of construction for the new City Hall and police station, please click here: Overall Phasing Plan

STREET CLOSURE: 3rd Street will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday 9/18 and Wednesday 9/19. The closure will be on the west end of the street near the intersection of Troy and 3rd. Home owners and businesses will have access from the east and from the Courthouse Parking lot.

PARKING NOTICES: Both sides of the Williams Street parking lot are now completely closed. Construction for the Royal Oak City Center office building and the 581-space parking garage are in progress.   

To accommodate residents, visitors and disabled individuals, the city has added opened the private lot between City Hall and the library to the public as a metered lot. 

The Royal Oak Civic Center project consists of five public projects within the current city hall site and private Class A office building.

Watch Proposed City Hall Presentation

City Officials presented plans for the proposed police station facility in a Facebook Live presentation on June 7. If you missed it, you can watch the presentation by clicking on any of the following links. 

Watch on Facebook

Watch on YouTube

If you have questions for the chief regarding the presentation, please email them to