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City of Hamtramck Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The City of Hamtramck Downtown Development Authority supports people, projects, and partnerships that further the economic growth and stability of a thriving Hamtramck. The DDA consists of two subcommittees: 1) Economic Vitality & Design and 2) Organization and Promotion.

For more information on these committees, see below. If you are interested in getting involved with the DDA as a volunteer, or one of its subcommittees, please contact ced@hamtramckcity.com.

From the Code of Ordinances

153.003 DETERMINATION OF NECESSITY.

The City Council hereby determines that it is necessary and in the best interest of the city to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation where possible in the downtown business district and to eliminate the causes of deterioration and promote economic growth by establishing a downtown development authority pursuant to Public Act 197 of 1975, being MCLA §§ 125.1651 through 125.1680.

(Ord. 519, passed 5-23-2006)

Read more about the Hamtramck Downtown Development Authority: Hamtramck DDA Summary

GET INVOLVED!

  1. The DDA meetings and subcommittee meetings are open to the public. Review the schedule below and attend a future DDA meeting.
  2. Make a pledge to donate to the Hamtramck DDA’s Michigan Main Street (MMS) Efforts. The Hamtramck DDA is officially working on becoming recognized as an Engaged Level Main Street Community.
  3. VISIT the Hamtramck Downtown District & support local businesses.
  4. Volunteer for upcoming events. Want to help with event set-up, or administrative support? Good at speaking to others and getting the word out about upcoming event? Contact ced@hamtramckcity.com for more information.
  5. If you have a business in the DDA, send us three to four high-quality photos of you store or business, along with a short summary, and we may post a highlight on the Hamtramck DDA social media. Send photos and summary to ced@hamtramckcity.com.

DDA Board Members

Ahmad Al-Hasan – Chair (Nice Price)
Andrew Dow – Vice-Chair (The Painted Lady)
Milo Madole – Treasurer (Shilman Silk Shop)
Andrew Kopietz – Secretary (Good Done Daily)
Mayor Amer Ghalib (Ex Officio)
Dr. Shamiran Golani (Golani Dental Center)
Joan Bittner (Polish Art Center)
Anwar Hassan (Remas Restaurant)

Downtown Development Authority Bylaws
Boards and Commissions application

2022 Meeting Schedule

The DDA Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:05pm on the third floor of City Hall (3401 Evaline). These meetings are open to the public.

January 19, 2022 – Agenda
February 16, 2022 – Agenda
March 16, 2022 – Agenda
April 20, 2022 – Agenda
May 18, 2022 – Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2022 – Agenda Minutes
July 20, 2022 – Agenda Minutes
August 17, 2022 – Agenda Minutes
September 21, 2022 – Agenda – Cancelled
October 19, 2022 – Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2022 – Agenda Minutes
December 21, 2022

DDA Meeting Agendas (2021)

Agenda January 2021
Agenda February 2021
Agenda March 2021
Agenda April 2021
Agenda May 2021
Agenda June 2021
Agenda July 2021
Agenda August 2021
Agenda October 2021
Agenda November 2021
Agenda December 2021

 

Past DDA Meeting Minutes

Economic Vitality and Design Committee

The mission of the Economic Vitality and Design Committee is to promote, encourage, and facilitate the development of responsible and properly planned business growth within the community in order to expand and strengthen the local economy and improve the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors.

One main purpose of the committee is to oversee the Downtown Sign and Façade Improvement Grant Program. More information on this grant program can be found at Downtown Sign/Facade Improvement Grant 2022.

Organization and Promotion Committee

The mission is to ensure all stakeholders are working towards a shared vision while generating activity and fostering community pride to create a positive image of Hamtramck.  For meeting agendas and minutes, see below.

 

 

Contact Information
For general inquiries, please contact:
ced@hamtramckcity.com
313-800-5233 ext. 818

Address

3401 Evaline St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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