Public Engagement Results

Back in July, NFE was chosen by the City of Royal Oak for the development of Normandy Oaks, a 40-acre park at the former Normandy Oaks golf course. One of the criteria for the City was to have public engagement into what kind of amenities they wanted to see in the park, which will be the largest in the City.

NFE together with subconsultant Landscape Architects & Planners (LAP) held an all-day Design Charrette on October 28. Nearly 500 people turned out to give their opinions by way of drawing park plans, voting by dot for the amenities they wanted, writing down their comments, and completing an online Opinion Survey.

Overall, the public engagement process included 99 residential park designs, 1,499 dot votes, recorded comments, and 1,735 online surveys. Natural trails, parking, and restrooms were the top vote getters with the look of the park favored to be a mixture of natural and formal.

The NFE/LAP team looks forward to the conclusion of this phase of work, so we can pull up our sleeves and get down to design. The design team is tasked with developing a master plan for approval by the Normandy Oaks Task Force and the Royal Oak City Commission. The budget for the Phase I development is $3 million.

The goal is to put out bids for construction in April 2018, and have all park construction completed by the spring of 2019. For more information, please contact Jeff Huhta at 248-332-7931 or