Downtown Traverse City, which includes the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the Downtown Traverse City Association (DTCA) and Traverse City Parking Services (TCPS), is unique in terms of organization and operational funding. The DDA was created in 1979 and levies two mills within the DDA district. The DTCA, a voluntary organization of merchants and other businesses, was organized in the 1960's and serves as the marketing arm for downtown. In 1990, the two organizations signed a management agreement merging their offices and staff. Aside from improvements in financing and communications, the merger has had the added benefit of creating clear roles for the two organizations. Listed below are the major areas of responsibility.
Since 1991, the DDA has managed the city's parking system, including Northwestern Michigan College, the Larry C. Hardy and Old Town Parking Garages, street meters, and various parking lots throughout Downtown Traverse City.
To contact the Downtown Traverse City Office call (231) 922-2050 or email [email protected].
Collaborate with all stakeholders to provide a world class downtown that is active, thriving, and inclusive. Through investments in sound, sustainable infrastructure and civic amenities, the DDA corrects and prevents deterioration in the Downtown District to encourage historic preservation, to create and implement development plans and to promote economic growth.
Traverse City is America's most inclusive, family-friendly fresh water destination - featuring world class dining and shopping, a growing economy, entrepreneurial opportunity, and all season recreation.
Our Office At Work
The DDA, DTCA, & TCPS work very hard to make our Downtown a premier destination nestled in the heart of the Northern Michigan. Check out some of our completed projects and ongoing contributions in the link below.