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Rochester City

Oakland County, Michigan

Rochester City Hall is located at 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, MI 48307.
Phone: 248-733-3700.

Photo: Home in the Stoney Creek Village Historic District, Rochester, MI. The Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Photographed by User:Andrew Jameson (own work), 2011, [cc-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2021.


Founded in 1818, Rochester was not incorprated as a City until 1967.

The historic character of Rochester [†] not only defines its identity, it provides the City with a competitive advantage that other communities cannot replicate. The National Trust for Historic Preservation's policy statement on community revitalization sums up several pro-preservation points: "Revitalizing our historic hometowns and Main Streets is not about nostalgia. It is about reinvesting in our older and historic neighborhoods Preservation-based community development not only protects our heritage, but also is a viable alternative to sprawl that creates affordable housing, generates jobs, supports independent businesses, increases civic participation, and bolsters a community's sense of place."

The City is currently participating in the Oakland County Main Street Program. Developed in February 2000, the Program provides intensive technical service to develop a local Main Street Program and to address specific downtown revitalization issues. MSOC, and its unique Oakland County Downtown Design Studio, provide assistance with physical design, economic restructuring and business development.

Master Plan 2025, created 2014, www.rochestermi.org, accessed September, 2021.