Downtown Development Authority


The Town of Eaton is working with local business and property owners in the downtown to create a Downtown Development Authority (DDA). 

A DDA is a public entity who is authorized to support the development and revitalization of a downtown district. The focus of a DDA is the enhancement of economic conditions. 

What does this mean for Downtown Eaton? 

This effort is a community project in partnership with the Town and local business and property owners. The DDA is a tool that can be used to leverage new investment and grow the downtown. 

  • Enhances Downtown District
  • Uplifts community pride
  • Elevates tax base
  • Promotes new business

DDA Quick Facts

  • DDAs are governed by a board appointed by the Town Council. To be eligible, you need to own a property or a business within the DDA boundaries.
  • DDAs are not a new tax or tax increase.
  • DDAs can create and support local programs that
    • Improve exterior facades, address ADA issues, and other building issues.
    • Promote the downtown districts through events and shared marketing.
    • Promote redevelopment and new investment.