Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authority

What does the DDA do?
The mission of the Lathrup Village Downtown Development Authority is to create an accessible
village center that brings life to our vibrant, diverse community, supporting economic
development. The DDA functions to assist businesses and property owners in the District by combining public and private resources to provide an attractive and pedestrian-friendly environment where residents and visitors enjoy a welcoming, attractive community. To help achieve these goals, the DDA adopted the Main Street Four-Point Approach in 2013 and is currently in the process of growing and managing its downtown. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here.

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:

ð     Business Development
ð     Marketing and Promotion
ð     Banking/Finance
ð     Planning/Architecture

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

Susan Stec
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