Downtown Greenville parking lots, S. Clay Street projects underway

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Accomplishing a “high priority” goal of some local officials — as well as numerous downtown business owners and renters — parking in Greenville’s downtown district is about to get a little easier. 

Last week, construction began on the $1.3 million bond project pursued by the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, which will concentrate heavily on upgrading much of the infrastructure downtown. 

Dedicated, invested, developer opportunity in Portland

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The MiPortland Downtown Development (DDA) is excited to announce the launch of DIDO! Façade Incentive Reimbursement Pitch Competition.

This new program has the intention of providing financial reimbursement for upgrades or alterations to building exteriors. 

Greenville DDA meets quorum, gets organized

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One meeting after the Greenville Downtown Development Authority failed to reach a quorum for its first meeting of the year, its members successfully came together to conduct business one week later. 

During a special meeting on Monday, six members of the nine-member DDA met at Greenville City Hall. Convening for their annual organizational meeting, members of the DDA elected their officer positions for 2023. 

Greenville DDA to pursue bond for $1.5 million for downtown projects 

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Looking to tackle the first of several projects forecasted for completion in the coming years, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is borrowing money. 

The DDA on Nov. 8 voted unanimously to direct city staff to pursue a bond in the amount of $1.5 million, to be paid off over a period of five years. 

Greenville DDA narrows focus to parking lots, Wi-Fi and trees

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The days of spending months discussing small-cost figures for items such as hanging baskets and flower beds appear to be behind the Greenville Downtown Development Authority. 

Moving forward, with a renewed healthy flow of annual revenue and all bond debts paid off, members of the DDA are now placing their sights on bigger — and more expensive — improvement projects in the historic downtown district. 

Greenville DDA continues to weigh Wi-Fi, parking and park canopy projects

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After receiving yet another update on the path toward investing in technology and security upgrades for the downtown district, city officials continue to weigh their options.

During the July 12 meeting of the Greenville Downtown Development (DDA), members received a presentation from Roger Ferworn, president of AE Tech Design in Kalamazoo. 

DDA reviews study about improving downtown

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Free WiFi, outdoor speakers, security cameras included in Greenville study

Following a discussion that began in earnest seven months ago, city officials received their first in-depth look at what updating this community’s historic downtown district might entail.

During Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, Roger Ferworn, president of AE Tech Design in Kalamazoo, provided a presentation on a technical feasibility study he was commissioned to generate by the DDA in January.

Portland DDA breaks ground on Toan Park revitalization project

Groundbreaking was held recently on a $650,000 project aimed at revitalizing William Toan Park, a riverside park in Portland’s historic downtown area.

The Portland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) broke ground on a project that includes relocation of more modern playground equipment already in the park, replacement of outdated equipment, a new splash pad, shaded seating, a river overlook, a community fireplace, sidewalk connectors and landscaping improvements.

Greenville City Council approves DDA budget, ‘no trucks allowed’ signs and street sweeper contract

Members of the Greenville City Council approved several measures that city officials are hopeful will benefit the community during a regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening held via Zoom.

With the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) having approved its proposed 2021-2022 fiscal year budget earlier this month, members of the council approved the budget in a unanimous vote with Councilman Larry Moss absent.

Greenville DDA talks social district details

Trash, signage, seating, additional costs among items Greenville DDA discussing

Serving as the agency that oversees much of what makes up the historic downtown district, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is now likely to take on a new responsibility — overseeing portions of city’s first social district.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the DDA held via Zoom, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic provided an update on the city’s pursuit of creating a new social district, which is to be located within the boundaries of the city’s downtown district.