Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Public Notice

A Downtown Development Authority meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 7:30 am in Room 200 at the Clinton Township Civic Center, 40700 Romeo Plank Rd.


Schedule of Meetings

  • September 8, meeting will be held at the Clinton Township Civic Center, 40700 Romeo Plank Rd, 7:30 am in Room 200
  • August 3 Meeting Information
  • August 11
  • October 13
  • December 8, Informational meeting

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Canetha Amour-Porter
  • Gerald Brunosky
  • Jim Johnson
  • Mark Krutell
  • Crystal Dennis
  • Mario Lavinio
  • Cyd Lucas
  • Pete Thomas
  • Tom Tignanelli
  • Phillip Thompson


Since its inception in 2003, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has completed three major projects that are its work plan set out to accomplish.

  • New LED street lighting was placed in the median of Gratiot Avenue to make the DDA bright and inviting.
  • The DDA contracted with a company to install landscaping improvements in the Gratiot median.
  • The DDA installed new entrance signs at the north and south ends of Gratiot within the median to clearly define the DDA boundaries.

All three improvements are maintained by the DDA.

Façade Improvement Program

During the past year, the DDA has started a Façade Improvement Program (PDF) and started planning for new landscaping along the median of Gratiot Avenue. Due to the expiration of the TIF/Work Plan in 2019, revenues are limited in 2020.

TIF Plan / Work Plan


The immediate goals of the DDA are to:

  • Start capturing revenues
  • Maintain investments made in the median of Gratiot
  • Promote new Façade Improvement Program to enhance the corridor and generate additional tax revenues
  • Promote the Gratiot cruise