Traverse City Downtown Development Authority
Serving as the caretakers of Downtown Traverse City, the DDA works with businesses, property owners, and residents to maintain a vibrant city center that is economically healthy.
Our staff lives here and works tirelessly to serve our community. Selfishly, we do it for you, but we do it for us too! Creating a family friendly environment that is full of tradition and memory making is what makes Downtown Traverse City a truly special place. Through community support, we will continue careful and progressive planning and stewardship for the heart of Traverse City.
Mission: Collaborate with all stakeholders to provide a world class downtown that is active, thriving, and inclusive. Through investments in sound, sustainable infrastructure and civic amenities, the DDA corrects and prevents deterioration in the Downtown District to encourage historic preservation, to create and implement development plans and to promote economic growth.
Vision: Traverse City is America’s most inclusive, family-friendly fresh water destination – featuring world class dining and shopping, a growing economy, entrepreneurial opportunity, and all season recreation.