Current Projects

Current Projects


TIF History & Plans

The Traverse City Downtown Development Authority is responsible for implementing the City Master Plan (called the City Plan) in Downtown. The DDA expands on the City Plan through two Development Plans through Tax Icrement Financing. The TIF 97 Plan covers the main part of downtown including Front Street, and the Warehouse District. The Old Town TIF Plan covers Old Town, River's Edge and Midtown. The DDA utilizes TIF dollars to fund public improvement projects in the district. For example, the Old Town and Hardy Parking Garages, Pine Street Pedestrain Bridge, street trees, and more. For a map of the distict click here.

For an explanation of Tax Increment Financing and a history of the use of TIF in Traverse City, click here.


Strategic Plan & Work Plan

The DDA has developed a Strategic Plan (2017-2020) to guide the future of Downtnown Traverse City and establish performance goals that will guide the annual Work Plan. Learn more abou the Strategic Plan here. The annual Work Plan may be viewed here. 

Farmers Market Improvements

Uptown Riverwalk

Lower Boardman River Unified Plan

Lake Avenue

West Front Parking Deck


Parking Advisory Committee

Lot O Redevelopment

Rotary Square

8th Street: Potential DDA Expansion

Fish Passage Property Purchase

Public Art