Downtown Development Authority

dda_logo(1)_WebThe Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established by the City Council in 1995 for the redevelopment of Downtown Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is located at the crossroads of the Downriver area with easy access to major freeways, the airport and downtown Detroit.

DDA Boundary Map     DDA TIF Plan

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to create a vibrant, walkable and sustainable downtown with mixed uses that serve the Community and the Downriver area by attracting new businesses, providing support to existing businesses and improving the physical environment.


To attract entrepreneurs into existing vacant buildings, assist existing and new businesses by offering financial incentives; create a brand image; promote the downtown as a destination area with unique shops, restaurants and retail stores; and organize events and activities in the downtown.

DDA STAFF Contact Information

Carl E. Malysz, Director
313.386.1800 ext. 1289
Timarie Szwed, Assistant Director
313.386.1800 ext. 1246

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The U.S. Small Business Administration Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. For information on how to apply, click here.

Lincoln Park Farmer's Market

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Lincoln Park Consolidated Plan Survey

To the members of the DDA and EDC Boards of Directors and other interested parties:

If you would, please take a few minutes of your time to take the short survey explained and referenced below (  It is being conducted by the City’s Community Planning and Development Department to ascertain input into the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program which it administers on behalf of the City.  Specifically, information obtained from the survey will be used in preparing the 2021-2026 Consolidated Plan (Strategic Plan) which will guide future CDBG Program activities and expenditures during the next five years.

Thank you in advance for participating in the survey!