Main Street Grosse Pointe

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 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.

Bylaws of the Downtown Development Authority and  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.

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.

To contact the Main Street Grosse Pointe DDA - Call 313-886-7474 or email


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

    2021 Agendas                           2021 Minutes             
July 12, 2021    
June 7, 2021    
May 3, 2021   May 3, 2021
April 12, 2021   April 12, 2021
March 25, 2021   March 25, 2021
March 1, 2021   March 1, 2021
February 17, 2021   February 17, 2021
February 1, 2021   February 1, 2021
    2020 Agendas        2020 Minutes
December 7, 2020   December 7, 2020 
September 14, 2020   September 14, 2020
March 2, 2020
  Meeting Cancelled
May 15, 2020   May 15, 2020
June 1, 2020   June 1, 2020
July 13, 2020   July 13, 2020
August 10, 2020    
October 13, 2020   October 13, 2020