Do you wish Royal Oak had a splash pad or a family pool? Royal Oak's recreation supervisor encourages residents to provide feedback.
Thursday, January 10
The 2013 City of Royal Oak Parks & Recreation Master Plan will be on display for public comment from through Feb. 3 at the Salter Community Center, Mahany-Meininger Senior Center, and Royal Oak Library. “The City of Royal Oak needs residents’ help crafting its Parks & Recreation Five Year Master Plan. This is the first time residents are able to see the draft in its entirety. We encourage all Royal Oak residents to stop by to read the draft and provide feedback," said Recreation Supervisor Tod Gazetti. "If you have ideas about recreation, or see a need at your local park, now is the time to read our plan and let us know if you think something is missing or should be changed.” The Master Plan is intended to serve as a guiding force …
New language in the city's Master Plan is intended to make it safer and more convenient to walk, bike and use transit around town.
The City Commission on Monday moved to make Royal Oak a safer city in which walking and biking are incorporated into the city's transportation plans. Commissioners approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation to amend Royal Oak’s Master Plan to incorporate three new sections: the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, the Woodward Avenue Transit-Oriented Development Corridor Study and the Rochester Road Access Management Plan. Mayor Jim Ellison, who is also a member of the Planning Commission, said the goal is to incorporate three elements: a walkable community aspect, a transient-oriented aspect and Rochester Road access. “We have separate studies on all three of those items and we incorporated the vast majority of language in those,” …