The Master Plan is a long-range policy guide for the physical arrangement and appearance of the City of Royal Oak that provides general direction on the city's future development pattern. It is the city's official statement of policy regarding such issues as land use, community character, and transportation which impact the physical environment. As a policy guide, it must be sufficiently flexible to provide guidance for changing conditions and unanticipated events.
The Master Plan provides policies and actions for community leaders to consider in the future. Some of the plan's recommendations will be implemented through amendments to the Zoning Ordinance text and map. Formulating a Master Plan is the first step in providing a sound and legal basis for revising the Zoning Ordinance and other regulatory ordinances, investing in public capital improvements, and guiding private land use decisions.
The revised and amended Master Plan is a physical plan. Although social and economic conditions are considered, the plan is a guide to the physical development of the community. The Master Plan provides a long-range viewpoint, depicting land use and community development within a time frame for twenty (20) years. It is comprehensive, covering the entire city and all the components that affect its physical makeup.
Front Cover & Acknowledgements (pdf format - 301k)
Table of Contents (pdf format - 32k)
Introduction (pdf format -38k)
Goals & Objectives (pdf format -159k)
Land Use Plan (pdf format - 479k)
Implementation (pdf format - 496k)
Background Studies (pdf format - 1,093k)
Visioning & Public Participation (pdf format - 34k)
Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (pdf format - 1,670k)
Woodward Transit Oriented Development (pdf format - 930k)
Rochester Road Access Management Plan (pdf format 2,001k)
Appendices & Back Cover (pdf format - 360k)