Downtown Development Authority

Mission Statement

Rose City established a DDA Board & District in 2002 based on Michigan Public Act (PA) 197. The mission & purpose of a DDA is to correct & prevent deterioration in the DDA District, to encourage historic preservation, and to promote the economic growth of the district.

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Board Members

President: Rick Benjamin                  01/01/18  to  12/31/21
Vice-President: Jeremy Card             01/01/18  to  12/31/21
Treasurer: Carol Butler                        01/01/18  to  12/31/21
Secretary: Theresa Erickson              01/01/13  to  12/31/21
Mayor, ex-officio: Dave Reasner       01/01/18   to   12/31/21


Mark Benjamin                                  10/24/11   to   01/01/19
Fred LaPointe                                    07/20/10  to   01/01/19
Tammy Delaney                                05/22/12   to   01/01/16
Richard Dooley                                  01/23/12   to   01/01/16
Mark Berdan                                     11/17/15     to   01/01/20  
Meeting Schedule

4th Tuesday of each month at 6 PM at Council Chambers behind Police Department.
Exceptions for holidays


2013 2012

Strategic Plan – 2012 Goals

Primary funding for Rose City DDA is through TIF dollars … Tax Increment Funding. TIF was established at the time the Rose City DDA was established.

Projects Completed

* City Parking Lot on East Main Street refurbished
* Sidewalk on East Main Street north side installed from Warner to Heberstreit
* Welcome Signs refurbished on M-33 on north & south terminus of city
* Trailhead Sign refurbished at East Main Street Trailhead
* Plantings & Sign installed at Houghton Creek Park entry on M-33
* Annual plantings at 4-corners at M-33 and Main Street
* Mural painted on side of building (Trapper’s) located northwest of intersection of M-33 and Main Street
* Funding for 3 years of Michigan Web (Michigan Backroads) Terrific Towns

Facade Programs

Created in 2011 to assist in the funding of materials for improvements to the exterior of buildings within the DDA District. The Façade Program is a reimbursement program. The project is submitted for approval, completed, and then reimbursed after project reviewed by DDA.
As of 2013, 7 properties have participated for a total investment of $104,300 including $7,700 matched by the DDA Façade program.