Hotel Feasibility on TRW Site
Formally known as Kelsey Hayes, the TRW site was acquired in 2006. The DDA was involved in the legal, real estate, and environmental planning was started
Liberty Street Underpass Study
Issued RFP and conducted an engineering and feasibility study for the Liberty Street Underpass Project in concert with the Milford Parking Authority
The DDA provides conceptual design renderings for catalytic properties in concert with the property owners.
Like many of our merchants downtown, our world completely changed. The DDA set aside normal practices and worked to help downtown through the pandemic.
Parks and Rec Master Plan 2019
Various times over the years, the DDA has assisted the Village with Parks and Rec initiatives.
Design, RFP and implementation of Dog Park. Donations and grants spearheaded by Keith Vandenbussche and the Village
Center Street Gazebo Update
Repair and replace decking, ballistrades and copper cupula. Donated by John Grissim
Downtown Wrought Iron Fencing
Design and replace wrought iron fencing. Volunteers led by John Grissim and the “Coffee Guys” at Americus. Thanks guys!
The LaFontaine Family Amphitheater
Started 2012. Completed 2014.
Fitting perfectly snug in the curve of the land, the amphitheater, located adjacent to the Albert Kahn Powerhouse and Pettibone Creek in Central Park, harmonizes beauty, function, architecture and natural features to create a signature piece of art for the whole community.
Downtown Events and Parking Map 2011
Designed, developed and instituted a Walking Map designed by New Moon Visions
Milford Flat Iron
The building plan is triangular (like an iron) and takes it’s shape from the historic alignment of the three roads.
Sharrows Installed Downtown
Sharrows Bike Decal help both users to be aware of one another. We installed sharrows where complete bike lanes could not be installed.
Designed and implemented the overhead banner and lighting system at Center Street on behalf of the Motley Lights Committee headed by Joe Strauss, designed by Sue Grissim
Milford Trail Project
The Milford Trail is an important link connecting the Kensington Hike/Bike Trail to downtown Milford.
Instituted new Downtown Marketing Plan with Franco
Hired in 2007, Franco is a PR, Marketing and Digital Media firm that helps to put Milford Merchants on the map.
Village Wayfinding System
Install a wayfinding plan to direct visitors to local places of interest with a cohesively designed signage system
Urban Gardens: GM/Milford Road and Trestle
Installed raised planter beds/pedestrian islands at the intersection of GM/Milford Road and at the Trestle at Canal and Main
Downtown Events and Parking Map 2006
2006 Designed, developed and instituted a Walking Map designed by New Moon Visions
Veteran’s Memorial & Flagpole
Design and support the Memorial Project, designed and commissioned by the VFW and John Grissim
Ford Powerhouse Restoration Project
Issued the RFP, and governed the state grant to renovate the Ford Powerhouse on behalf of the Historical Society, headed by Judith Reiter
Expanded, designed and maintained the Overhead Flowerpots instituted by the Milford Beautification Commission headed by Carol Kerr
Issued the RFP and governed the contract to study downtown parking with the Milford Parking Authority
Main Street Road Reconstruction
Complete renovation and resurfacing of Main Street from Huron to Commerce.
Main Street Streetscape II
Complete renovation of the streetscape Designed Sue Grissim and the DDA.
Liberty Street Underpass Design
Commissioned initial rendering/feasibility of Liberty Street Underpass
Facilitated the funding, design and development of the Heritage Wheel Sculpture Project, designed by Heiner Hertling; volunteer fundraising and implementation headed by Jeff Heyn and Denise Tyler
Summit Street/North Milford Road
Restored Summit Street and North Milford Road to Village boundaries. Negotiated with all adjacent property owners for curbing, driveways and landscaping improvements. Aided by Village DPS
North Milford Road Landscaping
Secured easements on both sides of Milford Road to incorporate a curb and plantings along both sides.
North Milford Road Project
Completely restored North Milford Road, from Commerce Road to Summit Street
Mill Pond Pathway Project
Redeveloped the Mill Pond with grants, volunteer labor and private contributions. Fountain donated by John Grissim
Meet Me in Milford Marketing Campaign
Initated a marketing, logo and advertising campaign for downtown
Farmer’s Market on Main
First onstreet Farmer’s Market instituted during the Huron Street Renovation Project
Led a team of volunteers to create a Plan for the entire commercial district corridor with help from Grissim Metz and Associates
Created the Tax Increment Financing Plan
Developed the Tax Increment Financing Plan, which captured hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars that was leaving the community
Union Street/East Lot Parking & Landscaping Project
Converted Union Street from a street to a parking lot; added over 100 parking spaces; revamped landscaping around Center Street and Union Street. John Grissim design
Center Street Park
Remove the street, create a park, fountain, gazebo, wrought iron fencing. John Grissim design.
Main Street Flower Program
Instituted downtown plantings that continue today in partnership with the Milford Business Association and the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce
Main Street Renovation
Widened the sidewalks, added street trees and beds, removed diagonal parking.