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