The Clare Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is comprised of a nine-member board that is empowered to capture tax revenues within a specifically designated and approved tax increment financing commercial district. The purpose of these captured funds is to provide the necessary funding to make improvements within the established district. The board meets monthly.
Major DDA Accomplishments and Highlights
The Clare DDA continued its three-decade history of supporting economic development and growth to Clare’s historic downtown district in 2018 and 2019, thereby enabling downtown businesses to grow and attain success.
DDA highlights in 2018 included:
Initiation and support of an economic development liquor license for The Venue and 505 Café;
Approval of a major façade improvement project for the Time Out Tavern (601 N. McEwan);
Approval of the design for a proposed Downtown Gateway Project;
Providing funding and constructed a new, larger dumpster enclosure within the DDA 4th Street Municipal Parking Lot to accommodate the success and growth of the southern block of the DDA District; and
Initiated actions to expand the DDA District to accommodate and support future growth to Clare’s downtown.