Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Downtown District Facade Improvement Program

The Clinton Township Downtown Development Authority is offering a grant reimbursement program for brick and mortar improvements to commercial properties within the Downtown District. For more information, click here

Public Notice

Meetings for the Downtown Development Authority have been scheduled to take place at 7:30 am in Room 200 at the Clinton Township Civic Center, 40700 Romeo Plank Rd. on the following dates:

January 12, 2022                      February 9, 2022

March 9, 2022                          April 6, 2022

May 4, 2022                             June 1, 2022 - Informational Meeting

July 6, 2022                              August 3, 2022

September 7, 2022                   October 5 2022

November 2, 2022                   December 7, 2022 - Informational Meeting

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Canetha Amour-Porter - vice Chair
  • Gerald Brunosky
  • Jim Johnson
  • Mark Krutell
  • Crystal Dennis

  • Phillip Thompson
  • Pete Thomas- Chair
  • Tom Tignanelli
  • Kristy Garrett


Since its inception in 2003, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has completed three major projects that are its work plan set out to accomplish.

  • New LED street lighting was placed in the median of Gratiot Avenue to make the DDA bright and inviting.
  • The DDA contracted with a company to install landscaping improvements in the Gratiot median.
  • The DDA installed new entrance signs at the north and south ends of Gratiot within the median to clearly define the DDA boundaries.

All three improvements are maintained by the DDA.

Façade Improvement Program

During the past year, the DDA has started a Façade Improvement Program (PDF) and started planning for new landscaping along the median of Gratiot Avenue. Due to the expiration of the TIF/Work Plan in 2019, revenues are limited in 2020.

TIF Plan / Work Plan


The immediate goals of the DDA are to:

  • Start capturing revenues
  • Maintain investments made in the median of Gratiot
  • Promote new Façade Improvement Program to enhance the corridor and generate additional tax revenues
  • Promote the Gratiot cruise