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Downtown Development Authority

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




***Regular Meeting scheduled for March 25, 2020 has been cancelled.***

Board Meetings are held the 4
th 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. 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.


DDA Projects and Investments 2018-19

The following is a list of the Howell DDA’s accomplishments, projects, investments, and events for Fiscal Year 18/19.  Items on this list are goals and objectives set forth by the Howell DDA Tax Increment Finance Plan of 2014.

Projects

  • Peanut Row Alley Project
  • Futures of Downtown Development Report led by Howell Main Street Inc.
  • Downtown Garbage Cans – cleaning and maintenance coordinated 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

Contracts 

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

The following is a list of the Howell DDA’s upcoming projects, investments, and events for Fiscal Year 19/20.  

Projects 

  • Along with Howell Main Street Inc. facilitated grant funding for the State Street and adjoining alley Construction Project
  • Work with City and MDOT for improvements along Grand River Ave. (portion within district boundaries)
  • Installation and removal of holiday decor in CBD
  • Parking lot and sidewalk maintenance
  • Downtown garbage cans – cleaning and maintenance coordinated with DPS
  • Benches put out seasonally
  • 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
  • Potential monthly community conversations regarding parking, commercial development, community spaces, residential, storm water, etc.
  • Work with City Staff and Council on comprehensive parking study early to mid 2020

Contracts 

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

At the end of FY 18/19, the Howell DDA had a fund balance of $88,885.82.  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, streetscape and landscape management, and a parking management strategy or study within the next 1-3 years.