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Downtown Milan Development Authority



3 East Main Street

Milan, Michigan 48160


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What is the DDA?

Generally, the goal of the  Downtown Development  Authority is to prevent further property value deterioration in the Development Area, to strengthen and revitalize the Development Area by providing incentives to attract new private development and to encourage additional private investments in the expansion of existing businesses.

Our Goals:

o Improve the safety and attractiveness of the Development Area to support existing and new private developments.

o Initiate efforts to encourage renovation and expansion of retail businesses. o Participate in efforts to encourage new private developments in

conjunction with public improvements.

o Encourage energy efficiency (i.e. green development) in all proposals for development and redevelopment in the Development Area.

o Encourage pedestrian, non-motorized and public transportation improvements in conjunction with private development projects.

o Encourage public/private partnerships to address infrastructure limitations

o Utilize all viable marketing techniques to ensure continued viability of the Development Area.

Who is the DDA?

Jessica Meingasner

Executive Director of DDA

Chris Baker

Treasurer of DDA

Joe Pusta

Board Member

Carrie Ritchie

Chair of DDA

Mayor Ed Kolar

Board Member

Patrick Shannon

Board Member

Dr. Shannon Dare Wayne

Vice-Chair of DDA

Aby Cryderman

Board Member

Debbie Splitt

Board Member

Annie Baldwin

Secretary of DDA

Jesse Nie

Board Member 

Tony Thompson

Board Member

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