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.
DDA Meetings are open to the public and are held every third Monday at 3:00 pm in the City Hall Community Room.
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: 2015 Annual Report
The information packets of DDA Board meetings are available to download below.
Kalamazoo Public Library
Jim Escamilla, Chair
Byce & Associates, Inc.
Tower Pinkster Titus
Bobby Hopewell, Mayor
City of Kalamazoo
Western Michigan University
Derek Wissner, Secretary
Memories Bridal & Evening Wear