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Downtown Development Authority

           Downtown Development          
   Authority Members 
Jay Czerwinski
Danielle Devlin
Amanda Oparka
Scott Palmer
Joseph Solomon
Ken Verkest
 Bruce Meek
 Scott Cortese
Joe Selvaggio

The waterfront area generally surrounding the intersection of Crocker Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue within Harrison Township features a dense concentration of marine related uses. Yet, the district lacks a defined sense of place or identity, as well as businesses, services and uses that would contribute to the establishment of a 24-hour waterfront destination. Thus, Harrison Township is undertaking this planning effort to set the foundation for future investments within the district to facilitate the development of a premier waterfront destination.

More specifically, the Waterfront Redevelopment Plan has been prepared to address the following objectives:

• Create and enhance public access to Lake St. Clair and other coastal resources
• Protect the coastal resources of the district (Lake St. Clair and the Clinton River Spillway)
• Incorporate Low Impact Development and “green” techniques in development activities
• Enhance the aesthetics of the waterfront district
• Establish a sense of arrival to the waterfront district
• Stimulate private investments within the waterfront district
• Establish pedestrian connections to the waterfront, business district, public properties, neighborhoods and emerging regional trail system
• Explore the feasibility of establishing a downtown development authority or other similar authority to generate revenues for district enhancements
• Serve as a marketing tool to attract outside investments to the waterfront district
• Engage and rally support amongst local businesses, citizens and property owners around a clear vision for the waterfront district

Waterfront Redevelopment Plan
MEDC Downtown Development Authority Information
Downtown Development Authority and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan

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