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Kate Litwin
 - DDA Director
KLitwin@DowntownDevelopment.org
118 West Clinton Street
Howell Michigan, 48843
517-545-4240



 

 

Next DDA  Information Session:  December 2, 2020 via Zoom
Next DDA Regular Meeting:  December 2, 2020 immediately following Information Session & via Zoom


See DDA Document Center for Agendas, Packets, and Zoom Links

DDA Board Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month (except combined November/December meetings) at 6:30 P.M. in the City Council Chambers located at 611 East Grand River Ave, Howell, MI.  Alternatively, meetings may be held virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as approved by Governor Whitmer. Meetings are open to the public and participation and input from such is strongly encouraged.

If you are interested in serving on the DDA Board of Directors please contact us at (517) 545-4240 for more information.

FY 2019/20 HOWELL DDA PROJECTS

 Projects

  • Assisted with State Street and adjoining alley Construction Project & Grand Re-Opening Ceremony
  • RRC Priority Site Marketing in conjunction with MEDC
  • COVID-19 Recovery Planning to support small businesses in our district
  • Parking Study QBS initiation (project rescheduled due to COVID-19)
  • Downtown Garbage Cans – clean and maintain in cooperation with DPS
  • Benches put out seasonally
  • Holiday Décor
  • Flower Pot Maintenance
  • Maintain planted beds and mulch throughout DDA
  • Irrigation Systems for planted areas throughout DDA
  • Coordinate Snow Removal, Litter pick-up, salt, etc. with DPS throughout DDA District
  • Participated in MSU Designing Great Neighborhoods project as approved by City Council and coordinated by Community Development Director and HPD.
  • Coordinated downtown COVID-19 Recovery Plan, participating in #cashmobHOWELL incentive program

 Contracts 

  • Contract with Howell Main Street Inc. for events and downtown activities in the CBD

 

UPCOMING/ONGOING FY 2020/21 HOWELL DDA PROJECTS

Projects

  • Continue COVID-19 Recovery Plan to support downtown businesses, continued participation in Howell Synergy collaboration and #cashmobHOWELL incentive program
  • Work with City and MDOT for improvements along Grand River Ave.
  • Installation and removal of fall décor, upgrade/replace streetlight garland & holiday décor in CBD
  • Parking lot, alley, and sidewalk maintenance
  • Downtown garbage cans – clean and maintenance with DPS
  • Benches put out seasonally
  • Flower pot maintenance
  • Maintain planted beds and mulch throughout DDA
  • Maintain irrigation Systems for planted areas throughout DDA
  • Coordinate Snow Removal, litter pick-up, salt, etc. with DPS throughout DDA District
  • Potential Monthly Community Conversations regarding Parking, Commercial Development, Community Spaces, Residential, Storm water, etc.
  • Continue Parking Study in coordination with City to address CBD parking concerns
  • Coordinate with City staff & RRC team to market downtown priority sites

  Contracts

  • Contract with Howell Main Street Inc. for managing events and downtown projects in the CBD

At the end of FY 19/20, the Howell DDA had a fund balance of $132,566.83.  As the 2014 TIF plan indicates, the DDA anticipates assisting the City of Howell with future projects that include:  Grand River infrastructure and streetscape improvements, downtown snow removal, downtown maintenance and cleanliness, streetscape and landscape management, and a parking management strategy or study within the next 1-3 years.