Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority

The Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority (YDDA) is governed by a board of 10 members plus the Mayor of the City of Ypsilanti. The day-to-day work of the YDDA is carried out by its Executive Director and staff. The DDA may use its bonding capacity and tax increment financing to help finance developments that encourage the overall economic vitality of the districts.

The Mission of the YDDA is to undertake district-wide improvements that have a positive economic, physical, aesthetic, and community impact in each of our four districts, including, attracting new businesses, retaining and growing existing businesses, and attracting residents and visitors.

  1. Elize Jakab small

    Elize Jekabson

    Downtown Development Authority Coordinator