In 2005, the Meridian Township Board adopted Ordinance 2005-12 creating the Meridian Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to encompass the area commonly referred to as “Downtown Okemos” and/or commonly known as the “Okemos Village Area.” The DDA was created to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation where possible in its business district, to eliminate the causes of such deterioration and to promote economic growth in and surrounding the Downtown Development Authority District and to adhere to the powers, duties, and limitations as prescribed by Public Act 197 of 1975.
The DDA's mission is to beautify and revitalize Downtown Okemos as a very desirable place to shop, live and do business. It is a commitment to promoting and improved quality of life by creating a friendly, walkable community embracing the natural aesthetics of the river and parks.
The DDA consists of up to twelve members, a majority of whom must live, own land or have a business interest within the DDA district.
The DDA meets on the first Monday every other month at 7:30 am at the Municipal Building at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos MI 48864. Please check the meeting calendar for specific dates and times.