Rochester City Hall is located at 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, MI 48307.
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.