About the DDA
Today there are nearly three hundred active Downtown Development Authorities throughout Michigan. DDA’s are enabled by Public Act 197 of 1975, as amended and operate as special purpose authorities appointed by local governing bodies to carry out specific tasks. These include the planning and improvement of downtown areas through the construction of a broad range of eligible public facilities (e.g. streetscape, utilities, parks, landscaping, pathways etc.) and assistance to developers in the improvement of real estate within the DDA’s Development Area.
The mission of the Jackson DDA is to encourage historic preservation, to create and implement development plans, to promote economic growth and to correct and prevent deterioration in the District. To ensure the effectiveness of the DDA, three advisory committees meet regularly to accomplish the mission of the DDA – the Promotions Committee, the Design Committee and the Economic Restructuring Committee.
Facade Improvement Program
This program provides a financial incentive for improvement of the exterior appearance of buildings within the DDA district. Financial assistance is in the form of a grant/zero interest loan combination, forgivable over a
The DDA has 3 advisory committees comprised of individuals in the community who have a passion for Downtown Jackson. The Promotions Committee, Economic Restructuring Committee, and Design Committee advise the DDA Board on issues and help make downtown a better place through their work.
Works to get Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets — such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets — is just part of the story.
Economic Restructuring Committee
Strengthens our community’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base.
Promotion takes many forms, but the goal is to create a positive image that will rekindle community pride and improve consumer and investor confidence in your commercial district.