• Portland MI Downtown Summer
  • Downtown Development Authority (DDA) & (TIF)
    Tax Increment Financing


  • STAFF:   Tina Conner Wellman
                  FaceBook, Instagram & Twitter
                         @ MI Portland Downtown
    For the Year Ending June 30, 2018 the DDA received a 'Clean' Annual Audit
    Contracted Services with:  I'm A Beer Hound - BeerFest  *  Vegetation Control  *  Clock Maintenance  *  CEDAM - Community Economic Development Assoc. 
  • Portland DDA was established in 1987.  It is a designated district with a Board of Directors.  The main focus is to utilize tax dollars to prevent deterioration and to promote economic growth.  Plans include construction, renovation, repair, remodeling, and rehabilitation of public facilities and multi family dwellings within the district. The current TIF Plan was developed in 2014 and extends to 2038.  Our funds to finance projects within the district come from taxes, event revenue, sponsorships, loans and grants.  

  • The current TIF Plan was developed with extensive community outreach and input, it reflects additional desired improvements withing the district, and also shows the retirement of debt and obligations which were outstanding at the time the plan was put together.  
    DDA Board Meetings are held at 7pm on the 4th Mondays of each month.  These meetings are held in the evenings to accommodate and encourage public participation of business & property owners, employees, and residents of the district.

  • Budget Years run from  July 1 through June 30
  • $350,194.00  projected revenue for 2018-2019

    Taxes, BeerFest, Sponsorships & Misc. 

  • $254,087.00 projected operating expenses:

    Employment, maintenance services, promotions, business enhancement, design services, organizational expenses, events, engineering & contractual services, office equipment & supplies, lamppost painting & purchase, education & training, facades, misc. 

  • $200,000 is being reserved, or saved for encumbered future infrastructure projects:

    Splash Pad with Toan Park renovation 2020-2021,  Possible Kent Streetscape and utility upgrade  2022-2023
    Funds from our net as well as beginning fund balance.

    $88,713 move forward as unencumbered fund balance. 

  • Accomplishments, Projects and Investments:

    Portland City Hall debt paid in full 2018   *   Grant proposal submitted for Splash Pad   *   Lighting of Veteran's Memorial Bride & Paint Maintenance   *   New Street Lights on Water St & Repainting of 75% of the district Lamp Posts   *   Continuation of Facade Incentive Program    *  Continuation volunteer management of Design, Organization, Business Enhancement & Community Promotion   *  Scout Park Renovation   *   Kent St. Clock - all new upgrades   *   Annual Fall Decor   *   District Data Base, Property & Business Inventory   *   District Website  miportland.org - Directory, Calendar, Business & Property Resources, Vibrant Community   *   Downtown seasonal maintenance and custodial schedule   *   Portland Prime Community Gift Certificate Program   *   AmeriCorps VISTA full time Volunteer

    12 New Businesses, New Owners, Business Upgrades   *   6 New Volunteers to Regular Programs


  • Events & Promotional Campaigns:

    MiPortland Brand   *   Positively Portalnd Video   *   Facebook Increased Engagement   *   Instagram & Twitter Increased Promo's   *   Booklet, Trails to State Welcome Centers 

    Our EVENTS:   *Beerfest on the Bridge (Provides funding for Holiday Fest)   *   Holiday Fest  *   Small Business Saturday  *   Sesquicentennial Portland 150

    Events we Participate in to Promo Portland:    iExpo   *   Community Day with Friends of the Red Mill   *   Ionia Free Fair

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