Downtown Development Authority
145 S. Second Street
Freeland, Michigan 48623
t: (989) 695-9512
f: (989) 695-5060
Schedule of Meetings
The DDA meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in the Township Office, located at the address above.
The Township Board established the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Fund in 1988. The DDA was formed to sustain and improve the redevelopment of the downtown village area of the Township. A Board of nine individuals representing various segments of the DDA District and Township provide the direction for the activities of the DDA.
The streetscape redevelopment continues to be maintained and enhanced including landscaping, fencing and street lighting. The DDA annually repays approximately $135,000 for the bonds that were sold to support the major streetscape project that occurred in the early 2000's.
Freeland SportsZone Campus
The DDA has been instrumental in the financing and development of the Mid Michigan Medical Facility. The DDA owns the facility and entered into a 10 year lease with MMMC. Lease payments are used to repay the bonds and contribute toward the Freeland SportsZone operating costs.
The DDA also entered into a lease agreement with Mid Michigan Gymnastics to have their gymnastics competitive training program. With this partnership MMG leases a 20,000 square foot gymnastic facility that is attached to the Freeland SportsZone.
The DDA also owns the Freeland SportsZone and contracts with the FCSA to fund raise, manage, and operate the facility.