Downtown Development Authority
Chairperson - Margaret Harlow
William R Wild - Mayor
Vice Chair - Martin Eisenstein
Arnold O. Shapero
Suzanne K. Traver
|Staff Support: Lori Fodale|
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The Westland Downtown Development Authority was established in 1996 under Public Act 197 of the public acts of 1975 for the following purpose:
- Attract new desirable commercial, office and entertainment development to the city.
- Encourage opportunities for new development as a means of enhancing business activities and preventing deterioration.
- Improve the Community's tax base.
- Create new and expanded employment opportunities.
- Make the District more attractive and convenient for both residents and businesses.
- Encourage the development of high quality housing in the DDA District.
In November, 1998, the Board of Directors for the Downtown Development Authority adopted the following mission statement:
"The purpose of the Westland Downtown Development Authority is to bring about the redevelopment of the D.D.A. District by aggressively assisting existing business and recruiting new business opportunities. TThe Westland Downtown Development Authority will accomplish these objectives by providing business training, financing advice, design assistance, public relations and other support services.
The Westland Downtown Development Authority will act as a liaison between the business community and local government to represent the interest of the businesses in the District and create an environment for regional development. The development process will always keep in mind the needs of the businesses, residents and market demands by keeping an eye on the future"
The Board meets on the forth Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Economic Growth Center (37095 Marquette) The meetings are open to the public, and the DDA Board encourages residents, business owners, property owners, and other interested parties to come and learn more about DDA projects and activities. There is always an opportunity for citizen comment which is welcomed and appreciated.
DDA District MAP
The Westland DDA District includes properties along both the north and south sides of Ford Road between the City's East and West Borders and Wayne Rd. South of Ford to Glenwood Rd.