Recently Announced Projects

“In Royal Oak, demand for office space had, for years, outstripped supply. Finally you’re seeing major market developers coming in two or three at a time looking to build mixed-use buildings there."   Eric Banks, principal and partner at CORE Partners

Royal Oak Civic Center


A proposed public-private partnership between the City of Royal Oak and the Central Park Development Group, the Royal Oak Civic Center consists of five projects within the current city hall site:

Etkin Office Project

Currently under construction, this $20 million, 74,000-square-foot office building is situated at the corner of 11 Mile and Center Street. Tenants will include research firm Gongos Inc.; the building's developer, Southfield-based Etkin LLC, which is moving its headquarters there; and Stout Risius Ross.  Set for completion in Spring 2018, the project will bring more than 350 daytime employees to downtown Royal Oak. 

Northwood Shopping Center Redevelopment

The former Northwood Shopping Center at the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road is being demolished to make way for the new development on the 15-acre property. A campus comprised of five main buildings will offer a grocery store, a 70,000-square-foot five-story hotel, restaurants and 110,000 square feet of retail space. The 183,000-square-foot complex will feature green space, landscape gardens and an assemblage area to host festivals and fairs.

Center Street Hotel Project


The mixed-used proposal from Koucar Management would include a Radisson Red hotel to be built where the four-level Center Street city parking deck stands between Second and Fourth streets. Above the ground floor hotel lobby, which would include banquet and retail spaces, would be four levels of parking with a total of 456 parking spaces.

Hyatt Place Hotel Project

Located at at 400 N. Main, formerly the home of a used-car dealership, a five story, 122-room Hyatt Place hotel is being planned for this busy stretch of downtown Royal Oak.


600 S. Main St. Project

​Developed by Burton-Katzman, this proposed mixed use project will bring over 320 parking spaces, 20,000 sf of retail and over 80,000 sf of new office space to Downtown Royal Oak.


Former Citizens Bank Project


Demolition crews have finished taking down the long-vacant Citizens Bank building at 218 S. Main to make way for a two-story building that will include a restaurant, retail and office space.

I-696 and Main Street Project


A proposed $40 million residential development, comprised of a four-story apartment building and 10,000 sf of retail space, is in the process of finalizing a development agreement with the site's owner, the Downtown Development Authority.

Eagle Plaza


In 2015, Royal Oak successfully completed its crowdfunding initiative to transform the worn-out Center Street pedestrian plaza into a state-of-the-art ‘smart park’ that will incorporate many elements, including Wi-Fi, charging stations, solar panels, touch-screen kiosks, and sustainable landscaping.  The project, which utilized the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Public Spaces Community Places program, is now open.