Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authority

What does the DDA do?
The mission of the Lathrup Village Downtown Development Authority is to create an accessible village center that brings life to our vibrant, diverse community, supporting economic development. The DDA functions to assist businesses and property owners in the District by combining public and private resources to provide an attractive and pedestrian-friendly environment where residents and visitors enjoy a welcoming, attractive community. To help achieve these goals, the DDA adopted the Main Street Four-Point Approach in 2013 and is currently in the process of growing and managing its downtown.
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Main Street Lathrup Village

Lathrup Village is a Main Street Community. The National Main Street program is a nation-wide movement dedicated to main street development and revitalization that relies on existing assets in the community and volunteer effort. There are four points of the Main Street program, serving as the strategic pillars of the model. The four points are Economic Vitality, Organization, Design, and Promotions. For each point, there is a committee made up of residents and business owners who are working toward a vibrant, attractive, and properous downtown. 

Organization Committee
Dedicated to community organizing, fundraising and logistics to serve the other committees.

Economic Vitality Committee
Dedicatred to business retention, attraction, and expansion.

  • Lathrup Village Business Advisory Group: An organized council of Lathrup businesses who meet monthly to discuss issues in order to improve the business climate in the city.
Design Committee
Dedicated to improving the aethetics and architecture in the community. Also focuses on placemaking and the beautification of public spaces in the DDA District.

Promotions Committee
Dedicated to hosting events and utlizing media to improve the visibility and profile of Downtown Lathrup Village

If you are interested in volunteering or joining Main Street Lathrup Village, please 
click here.
Meet our Board of Directors  
Visit our DDA Calendar to stay informed about events and meetings.


  Sean Kammer resize  Sean Kammer,
DDA Executive Director
248-557-2600 ext 223