About the Berkley Downtown Development Authority

Public Act 197 of 1975, as amended, of the State of Michigan, commonly referred to as the Downtown Development Authority Act (the “Act”), was created in part to correct and prevent deterioration of business districts; to promote economic growth and revitalization; to encourage historic preservation; to authorize the acquisition and disposal of interests in real and personal property; to authorize the creation of downtown development authorities; to authorize the levy and collection of taxes, the issuance of bonds and the use of tax increment financing in the accomplishment of specific downtown development activities contained in locally-adopted development plans. 

Berkley’s DDA District was established in October of 1993 when the Council adopted an ordinance that created the Downtown Development Authority.

The DDA Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at the Berkley Public Safety Building.

Below are the Berkley DDA's boundaries: