Downtown Development Authority
The Mission of the Lyon Township DDA is to assist public and private development efforts; to stimulate residential commercial and industrial growth and create a vibrant community where people live, work, and play.
Board of Directors
In accordance with Public Act 197 of 1975 (i.e. The DDA Act), as amended, the Lyon Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1998 and is governed by a 9 member board, of which a majority must have an interest in property located in the Downtown Development District, and which one member must be a resident of the district. Each member is appointed by the Township Supervisor, with the support of the Township Board, to staggered four-year terms. As of January 1, 2019, Public Act 197 of 1975 has been recodified to Public Act 57 of 2018.
The Lyon DDA Board is made up of the following dedicated volunteers:
Abbey Park at Mill River
Richard Tool and Die
Purpose of the Lyon Downtown Development Authority
The Lyon Downtown Development Authority was created to reverse the pattern of deterioration in New Hudson, the Township's main downtown business district, and to plan for and implement certain public improvements that are considered necessary for future economic growth in New Hudson and along Grand River Avenue, the main thoroughfare through New Hudson.
Lyon DDA District Boundaries
A map showing the boundaries of the Lyon DDA District can be viewed here.
The Lyon DDA has established four committees: Organization, Design, Economic Restructuring, and Promotion, based loosely on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Four-Point Approach. These committees are utilized for the purpose of advising staff and reviewing specific projects. Committees meet on an "as needed" basis.
The Lyon DDA generally meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and meeting minutes may be viewed here.