The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a funding tool Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administers to help catalyze public and private investment in Grand Rapids urban core. Funds go to help expedite private development projects, put underutilized property back to productive use, build streets and public infrastructure, as well as maintain and expand parks and other public amenities.
Established by the City Commission in 1980 under state law, the GR DDA’s principal source of funding is revenue generated by increasing property values within the DDA district. City Commission annually approves the DDA budget. A 9-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor with concurrence from City Commission govern the DDA. The Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday. More details on the City Clerk Page.
All documents below in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Freedom of Information
Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan Update
- Narrative summary of proposed Development and TIF Plan amendment
- Presentation overview of proposed Development and TIF Plan amendment presented to City Commission on November 15, 2016
- DRAFT Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan for City of Grand Rapids Downtown Development Area, as Proposed November 2016
Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
- Memo from the DGRI President/CEO
- Proposed FY17 DDA Tax Increment Fund Budget
- Proposed FY17 DDA Non-Tax Increment Fund Budget
- Fiscal Year 2016 DDA Financial Audit
- Fiscal Year 2015 DDA Financial Audit
- Fiscal Year 2014 DDA Financial Audit
Annual Report to State of Michigan
The format of this report is consistent with state reporting standards.