Economic Development

DDA Board - Request for Applications

DDA Meeting  Agendas:
May 15, 2020
March 2, 2020
January 22, 2020
June 1, 2020
July 13, 2020

The DDA's regular meeting date is the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers, at the call of the Chair when there is pending business.

To contact the Village DDA - Call 313-886-7474 or email

To help promote future development in the Village shopping district and to provide a mechanism to fund public improvements that will support the vitality of the City’s central business district, the City Council created and established the Grosse Pointe Downtown Development Authority in July 2008.

The Downtown Development Authority Board Members are Andrew Martin, Chair, Daniel Aitken, James Bellanca, Amy Hartmann Taylor, Vice-Chair, Dan Lemanske, Mr. June Lee, Kasey Malley and Council Representatives Mayor SheilaTomkowiak and Council Member Christopher Walsh.

The DDA Board met and created a Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan which outlines the goals and projects which would be eligible for DDA expenditures in the DDA district. The DDA approved its plan on November 3, 2008 and submitted it to the City Council. The City Council approved the DDA Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan and Ordinance on December 15, 2008. The DDA Board approved an amendment to the DDA Plan on December 3, 2012 which the City Council, after public hearing, approved the amendment on January 28, 2013.  On June 1, 2015 The DDA Board approved and recommended to City Council a restated Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan which the City Council, after public hearing, approved on July 20, 2015.

(For copy of DDA plan including amendments, please click here)