Main Street Grosse Pointe
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 a copy of the DDA plan including amendments, please click here.
MAIN STREET GROSSE POINTE BYLAWS
Bylaws of the Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Grosse Pointe
DDA BECOMES MAIN STREET GROSSE POINTE
Introduction to Main Street
After an application process and presentation to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the City of Grosse Pointe was notified in May of 2020 that it was selected as one of two new Michigan Main Street communities.
The Main Street Approach is centered around transformation strategies that articulates a focused, deliberate path to revitalizing or strengthening a downtown or commercial district’s economy. Transformation strategies are organized around four points: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization.
Economic Vitality focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.
Design supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.
Promotion positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.
Organization involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.
MAIN STREET GROSSE POINTE DDA BOARD
The Downtown Development Authority Board Members are Kasey Malley, Chair; Hans Brieden, Vice Chair; Christopher Moyer, Secretary; Ann Lyke, Treasurer; Alexis DeLuca; Anne Murphy; Mark Thomas; Lanna Young; Mr. June Lee, Wayne County representative; Council Representatives Mayor Sheila Tomkowiak and Council Member Terence Thomas.
MAIN STREET GROSSE POINTE DDA MEETINGS
Regular meeting dates are 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.
Agendas and Meeting Minutes