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.
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.
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. To the north of the hotel would be a six-story, mixed-use building with retail, office space and about 60 apartments on the fourth through sixth floors. A three-level, off-street parking deck would service the property. Demolition of the former dealership is currently underway.
Developed by Burton-Katzman, this proposed mixed use project will bring a new 150 room hotel, over 360 parking spaces, 35,000 sf of retail and over 80,000 sf of new office space to Downtown Royal Oak.
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.
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 currently under construction with a Spring 2017 projected grand opening .