The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established by order of the Munising City Commission in 1988, with the purpose of revitalizing the city’s central business district. In 2000, the city commission expanded the boundaries of the DDA district and 2013 completed their 20-year plan amendment. Since its inception, the DDA has successfully completed a number of projects, including funding of over $350,000 in matching façade grants for downtown businesses, pursuing and helping obtain outside funding for significant structures and projects within the downtown district, repaving the city’s main street, installation of historically sensitive LED lighting, replacement of sidewalks, alley paving, planting over 100 new trees, revitalizing Bayshore Park, benches, trash cans, designer bike racks, gardening efforts throughout the downtown district, assisting with the funding of community events which draw area residents and visitors to the downtown area along with numerous other projects and initiatives.
The Munising DDA strives to make the downtown a vibrant space that will attract local residents, visitors, and boost commerce in the DDA district. The DDA is dedicated to enriching the lives of people living in Munising by supporting them through change and by enabling them to determine and develop their own communities.
The DDA seeks to correct and prevent deterioration in the downtown business district, to encourage historic preservation, and to promote the economic growth of the DDA district.
Meetings of the Munising Downtown Development Authority are held the first and third Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. each month at the Fuzzy Boyak Welcome Center, 129 East Munising Avenue, Munising, MI. If you have any questions, please call for more information.