Welcome to the Saginaw DDAThe Saginaw City Council under the authority of P.A. 197 (1975) established the Saginaw Downtown Development Authority on July 13, 1981. It was created for the interests of the public to halt property value deterioration and increase property valuation where possible in the City’s business districts. The purpose is to bolster economic development, redevelopment and activity within the DDA district. The district is contained within downtown and encompasses much of the city including the Old Town Business District, East Genesee Avenue Corridor, Covenant Hospital District, the Riverfront, Cathedral District, and the Central Business District. All decisions are controled by a board consisting of 14 volunteer members who have a stake in the community through employment, business ownership, residency or otherwise. Public meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at 3:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
The DDA was approved for a 2 mill levy which allows for the collection of funds for projects throughout the DDA district. These projects will be aimed at increasing safety in the downtown, beautification of streets, sidewalks and buildings, and providing assistance to businesses.
The Saginaw DDA seeks to achieve the following goals by working with the community and community partners:
- Increase the number of jobs in the DDA district.
- Attract new business, business expansion and economic opportunity in the DDA district.
- Redevelop blighted properties to increase marketability and improve aesthetics.
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Per PA 57, the Saginaw Downtown Development Authority will provide an informational presentation twice a year in June and November to review the status of projects and initiatives and our goals for the rest of the fiscal year. As with any regular meeting of the DDA, the public is welcome to attend.