The purpose of a DDA is to prevent deterioration and promote economic growth within a business district by developing, adopting, and implementing development plans. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Act was passed by the State of Michigan in 1975 to give municipalities an economic development tool they could use to rebuild and reposition their downtowns, increase taxable values and encourage private investment.
The DDA district boundaries encompass the Belleville Road corridor from Van Born Road to Belleville Lake, as well as some surrounding areas, including the North I-94 Service Drive from Quirk Road to Morton Taylor Road, Tyler Road between Beck Road and Walden Blvd, Ecorse Road between Beck Road and Edwards Road, and Van Born Road between Belleville and Morton Taylor Roads.
Board Members serve four-year terms, except for the Township Supervisor who serves for his/her term of office. Board Members are appointed by recommendation of the Township Supervisor, subject to the approval of the Township Board.
Downtown Development Authority meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month (no December meeting) at 5:30 p.m. at 10151 Belleville Road. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information about available real estate within Van Buren Township, contact Susan Ireland, DDA Executive Director at 734-699-8900 x9201 or firstname.lastname@example.org