Downtown Development Authority
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a funding tool to help catalyze public and private investment in a portion of Grand Haven Township. Funds can be used for expediting private development projects, putting underutilized property back to productive use, building/rebuilding streets and public infrastructure, as well as maintaining and expanding other public amenities.
Established by the Township Board in 1998 under state law, the DDA’s principal source of funding is revenue generated by increasing property values within the DDA district. The Township Board annually approves the DDA budget. A 9-member Board appointed by the Township Supervisor with concurrence from Township Board governs the DDA. The Board holds two informational meetings a year and meets as needed to plan and review projects, progress and budgets.
John Heinritz, Chair
Member at Large
2021 DDA Plan Update
Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
The Grand Haven Township Board on November 25, 2019, approved the DDA’s recommended budget. The DDA recom-mended the FY2020 budget to the Township Board on November 1, 2019. The fiscal year runs from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. The current fiscal year budget can be found here.
Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan
- Fiscal Year 2014—172nd/Johnson Avenue street reconstruction
- Fiscal Year 2017—168th Avenue street reconstruction with storm and sanitary sewer extensions
- Fiscal Year 2018—Participation in the replacement of the traffic signal on the corner of Robbins Road and 172nd Avenue
- Fiscal Year 2020—Robbins Road street reconstruction between 168th and 172nd Avenues—includes street, storm sewer and water main improvements and reconstruction of storm sewer on 172nd Avenue, south of Comstock