DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
 

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a public body existing by City charter and state enabled. Levies two mill taxes on downtown properties and collects taxes from the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district. Revenues go right back into downtown services. This group manages the parking system and provides the resources for downtown marketing, business recruitment, and bricks and mortar projects.
 
The Kalamazoo DDA is responsible for financing and managing public improvements and facilities; selects hires and oversees the activities of engineers, architects, and contractors; acquires property through purchases, and in some cases, eminent domain; and serves as the legal and financial mechanism to further the downtown development aims of DKI.


The Downtown Development Authority Annual Report is a summary of the DDA's projects and programs.  The most recent report is available to view and download here: 2013 DDA Annual Report.



The information packets and audio recordings of DDA Board meetings are available to download below.

7.21.14 Packet

 6.16.14 Packet

5.19.14 Packet
4.21.14 Packet

3.28.14 Packet.

01.27.14 Packet

12.16.13 Packet
11.18.13 Recording

11.18.13 Packet

10.21.13 Recording
10.21.13 Packet

9.23.13 Recording
9.23.13 Packet

8.19.13 Recording

8.19.13 Packet

7.17.13 Recording
7.17.13 Special meeting notice
6.17.13 Recording
6.17.13 Packet
3.20.13 Recording
3.20.13 Packet

2.18.13 Recording
2.18.13 Packet
1.28.13 Recording 



Contact

Steve Deisler, 269.344.0795
 

Members

Lisa Carriveau
PNC Bank

Jim Escamilla, Vice Chair
Byce & Associates, Inc.
 
Bjorn Green
Tower Pinkster Titus
 
Bobby Hopewell, Mayor
City of Kalamazoo
 
Bob Miller
Western Michigan University
 
Ann Rohrbaugh, Treasurer
Kalamazoo Public Library
 
John Schmitt, Secretary
Downtown Resident
 
Chris Shook, Chair
Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation
 
Stanley Steppes
Christian Alexander Wealth Advisors
 
Greg Taylor
Phoenix Properties
 
Derek Wissner
Memories Bridal & Evening Wear