Burton Katzman Development

Royal Oak Mixed Use

Royal Oak, MI

Lord Aeck Sargent is designing a new landmark building in the heart of downtown Royal Oak.

The project will provide state-of-the-art office, retail and structured parking to a formerly underdeveloped brownfield site currently used as a parking lot.

The building will comprise 80,000 sf of office space and 20,000 sf of mercantile retail and commercial uses. Our design locates the retail space along Main Street, which will extend the walkability of the existing downtown along Main Street. The project’s eastern property line is positioned along Main Street, with the Grand Trunk Western Rail Road clipping the edge of its boundary, which provides opportunities for interesting curtainwall façade geometries along that edge. Additionally, the South and West facades are clad with cementitious panels surrounding a sequence of intentionally placed punched windows, which respond to the surrounding urban context and reflect a modern, high-tech, style.

The integrated concrete parking structure accommodates 420 parking spaces. This will not only adequately service the office and retail uses during the day, but will also double the current available parking during the peak evening and week-end periods. The tenants in the office building will also benefit from a proposed roof amenity terrace overlooking downtown located on the 8th level of the parking structure. Portions of this terrace will serve as a green roof and will communicate with other sustainable aspects of the project, such as the proposed green wall features on areas of the façade, as well as the wall located along the entry plaza.


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