What does the DDA do?
Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board
The DDA is tasked with developing and implementing the downtown development plan to maintain and grow the vibrancy of the downtown district. The board consists of nine (9) members and meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 12 noon. There are also three (3) sub-committees that help articulate the goals of the board and district. A minimum of 50% of the members must consist of commissioners that own or manage commercial property in the downtown and one member who lives within the DDA district. Please check below if you have experience in:
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DDA Economic Vitality Committee
The Economic Vitality Committee is tasked with learning about the district’s current economic condition and identifying opportunities for market growth. Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones; identifying new economic uses for traditional Main Street buildings; developing incentives for building rehabilitations and business development; and monitoring the economic performance of the district.
DDA Promotions Committee
The Promotions Committee is tasked with promoting the events, programs, and activities of the DDA. This includes thinking broadly, understanding changes in the marketplace, identifying the district’s assets and what makes it unique, and developing new marketing campaigns/activities/events that will bring people into the district.
DDA Design Committee
The Design Committee is tasked with helping to shape the physical environment of the district through education, good design, quality improvements, and development of planning standards to promote the future growth of the community.Click here: Applications for DDA Committees
DDA Executive Director
Lathrup Village City Hall
27400 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Ph: (248) 557-2600 x223
Dir: (248) 663-6023
Fx: (248) 557-2602