This is Milford . . .

  • Higher household average income than Oakland County
  • Home of General Motors Proving Ground; 4800 employees; 130 visitors per day
  • Over 30 restaurants, including Detroit Free Press' Restaurant of the Year
  • Western Oakland County's only traditional downtown
  • Huron Valley Sinai Hospital:
  • 1200 employees; 1190 affiliated physicians; 267,165 visitors in 2004
  • One of Metro Detroit's newest YMCA facilities
  • Over $30 million in private/public investment in the past five years
  • Average 30,000 automobiles per day in the downtown
  • Downtown Development Authority assistance for new businesses
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Authority assistance for new developments
  • Huron Valley Schools, one of the twenty largest and most effective Districts in the state
  • Kensington Park, with over 2.5 million visitors annually
  • Proud Lake State Park, with over 430,000 visitors annually
  • Highland Recreation State Park, with over 250,000 visitors annually

The Milford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a commercial district revitalization organization dedicated to improving the economic viability, beauty and historic significance of the DDA District. The DDA closely follows the nationally recognized model for downtown revitalization: The National Main Street Center, an arm of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.This is accomplished by concentrating our efforts on public improvements through urban design and ordinance language, private developments, economic restructuring and business recruitment and retention.


Demographics & Trade Area

Prepared by "SitesUSA" in December, 2015

Socio-Economic Analysis

The Milford DDA, the Village of Milford and Milford Township combined resources to adopt a new Master Plan for the entire community.  The technical team was lead by Wade-Trim Associates, the planner for the Township and Village.  Click the link below for the draft Socio-Economic Plan portion of the document.
The DDA office has additional demographic information on this site and in the office.  Call Ann Barnette at 248.684.9719 or email to

Traffic Counts

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) 2018

Available Space

Please contact the DDA office for the latest information regarding available space in downtown at 248-684-9719, or email at

Downtown Regulations

Downtown Overlay District

The Downtown Overlay District is essentially the downtown area in the traditional section of town.  Approximately, it is Main Street between Detroit and Washington.  Buildings and site plans in this District are treated differently in terms of setback requirements, landscaping, parking and signage because of the pedestrian nature of the area.

Downtown Signage

In the traditional areas of downtown, perpendicular blade signs are allowed in addition to wall signs.

Sandwich Board Signs:

In the Downtown Overlay District, businesses are allowed to have an additional sign located on the sidewalk in front of their store.

Sidewalk Restaurants

Restaurants located in the Downtown Overlay District are allowed to serve food on the sidewalk, in the Village Right-of-Way, with special permission from the Manager.

Special Parking District

Businesses located in the Special Parking District (in the traditional area of town) have reduced parking requirements because of the proximity to municipal lots.