City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority

The DDA supports private investments and business growth within Detroit's central business district with loans, sponsorships and grants, capital improvements to public infrastructure and other programs that increase economic activity. These programs are described in the Business Services and Projects sections of this web site.
Funding for DDA programs comes from a number of sources including grants, contracts, interest on loans and captured tax increments - increases in property taxes that result from new investments - on approved developments. Property owners within the DDA district pay a 1 mill property tax to fund the basic operation of the DDA. 
The DDA has regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. It may also hold special meetings as needed. All meetings are announced by a posting outside the offices of DEGC, Guardian Building, 500 Griswold, Suite 2200, Detroit and at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. Check our calendar for updates.

To view DDA Board meeting agendas and minutes use this link

Board Members

  • Hon. Mike Duggan, Mayor of the City of Detroit
  • Marvin Beaty, Greektown Casino
  • Charles Beckham, City of Detroit
  • Austin Black, City Living Detroit
  • David Blaszkiewicz, Detroit Investment Fund
  • Ehrlich Crain, Roncelli
  • Sonya Delley, Resident
  • Melvin Hollowell, City of Detroit
  • Richard Hosey, Resident
  • James Jenkins, Jenkins Construction
  • David Massaron, City of Detroit
  • John Naglick, City of Detroit
  • Stephen Ogden, Rock Ventures