Master Plan, Oak Apple Run, Baconfest, Sidewalk Cafes and More on City Commission Agenda Tonight

Amending the City of Royal Oak Master Plan, special event permits, and sidewalk cafes are among the many items to be discussed at City Hall.

Commissioners will consider approving an amendment to the City of Royal Oak Master Plan when they meet at 7:30 p.m. today at .

Recommendations for Amendment to the Master Plan

The amendment commissioners will consider includes three new sections—The Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, the Woodward Avenue Transit-Oriented Development Corridor Study, and the Rochester Road Access Management Plan. Separate studies for each were completed between 2009 and 2011.

  • Non-Motorized Transportation Plan: Through 2010 and 2011 the Active Transportation Alliance of Chicago was hired with grant funding to complete a non-motorized plan for Royal Oak. The plan is composed of recommendations for infrastructure improvements, policies, and programs that are intended to make it safer and more convenient to walk, bike, and use transit in Royal Oak.
  • Woodward Avenue Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Corridor Study: In October of 2010, a Woodward Avenue Action Association task force created a plan for advancing mass transit along Woodward Avenue in southern Oakland County. The goal of the TOD is to increase transit ridership and make access to Woodward businesses more convenient for residents by exploring bus rapid transit and light rail transit.
  • Rochester Road Access Management Plan: Funding from SEMCOG was used to complete an access management plan for Rochester Road as it travels through Royal Oak, Clawson, Troy, Rochester Hills, and Rochester. Recommendations include improving safety and efficiency of travel.

Other agenda items

  • Special Event Permit for the Oak Apple Run
  • Special Event Permit for Baconfest
  • Appointments Committee recommendations
  • Appointments Committee rotation
  • Black Finn request to change its Plan of Operation
  • request for outdoor cafe for
  • Valet parking agreement request for
  • Sidewalk cafe agreement for


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