DGRI President/CEO Kristopher Larson compiles a monthly report for the organization's Leadership Network to promote accountability, clearly communicate progress and keep our collective efforts focused on results. Here's the September report:

DGRI Board of Advisors (Met 8/17/16)

  • Approved FY17 Performance Measures
  • Approved language addressing special millages:

RECOMMENDATION: Where legally permissible, encourage the DDA TIF and Development Plan Steering Committee and the DDA Board to support amendments to the DDA TIF and Development Plan that would allow the DDA to not capture future special millages that meet the definition of special millages provided by DGRI’s legal counsel.

DDA Board of Directors (Met 8/10/16)

  • Approved Streetscape Improvement support for New Holland Brewing project
  • Approved BRIP support for Palace of India restaurant
  • Consented to Liquor License for new market in Klingman building
  • Consented to PILOT to support affordable housing at 12 Weston

DID Board of Directors (Meets 9/12/16)

  • Will receive update on DID assessment law from City Attorney & Assessor

Monroe North TIFA Board of Directors (Met 8/10/16)

  • Adopted FY17 Budget
  • Approved support for parklet at Garage Bar

Alliance for Investment (Meets quarterly. Next on 9/13)

  • Working on Incentive Program modifications

Alliance for Vibrancy (Meets quarterly. Next on 10/19)

  • Working Groups: Hospitality, Public Space Activation, Community Inclusion

Alliance for Livability (Meets quarterly. Next on 9/28)

  • Participated in working session on Parks Master Planning

DGRI Staff Highlights

Events / Marketing / Communications

  • Held weekend of Olympics Opening Ceremony event with WOOD TV8
  • Held Downtown Resident's Network event 8/2/16 at Secchia Center
  • Released the State of Downtown video ~18K views
  • Completed the 2016 Movies in the Park series
  • Held first Special Events Training Program – 45 attendees!
  • Final 2016 Relax at Rose – 9/15/16 – Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Working on GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series – Events announced later in September

Planning / Development