Gladstone Downtown Development Authority
Home Decorating Contest Locations
Here are the Home Decorating locations for the 2020 Christmas Decorating Contest.
The Gladstone Downtown Development Authority will present a virtual informational meeting as part of the 11/9/2020 City Commission Meeting at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to present accomplishments and future plans. The meeting can be accessed by clicking on the "CC Meetings on YouTube" link on the first page of the website.
The City of Gladstone Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1992 to enhance the quality of life for the City of Gladstone residents and develop a positive image of Downtown Gladstone for businesses, residents and visitors.
Above are the new lighting improvements to Delta Avenue. We wish to thank our Electric Provider, WPPI, for making this lighting improvement happen. Thank you for this and your support of the Home Decorating Contest through the December electric bill rebates to the top 20 homes.
A Downtown Development Authority is a development agency responsible for many improvements to the downtown area. The DDA financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. A community can capture property taxes which would have otherwise been paid to entities such as the library, community college and county, and instead use them for public improvements in targeted areas within the City.
The DDA Meetings occur the third Tuesday of the month 8:00 AM during COVID-19 via Zoom.
GLADSTONE DDA BOARD 2021 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE
All meetings begin at 8:00 AM
Venue may be at the Electric Department Conference Room or Virtual
depending on COVID-19 Regulations in force at the time of the meeting.
Check the Recent News Section of the website for details.
January 19, 2021
July 20, 2021
|February 16, 2021||August 17, 2021|
|March 16, 2021||September 21, 2021|
|April 20, 2021||October 19, 2021|
|May 18, 2021||November 16, 2021|
|June 15, 2021||December 21, 2021|
Ron Miaso is the DDA / EDC Coordinator for the City of Gladstone. His contact information is
The DDA Board is made up of eleven members with required membership criteria as follows:
|Mayor||Joe Thompson||No Expiration|
|Resident*||Jay Bostwick||May 2022|
|Property Owner - Vacancy||Amanda Phillips||May 2020|
|Property Owner - Great Lakes Credit Union||Sarah Slagstad||May 2021|
|Property Owner - A-1||Robert LeDuc||May 2020|
|Property Owner - Frame Farm||Derby Chase||May 2022|
|Property Owner - Baybank||Marcey Skwor||May 2022|
|Property Owner - First Bank||Kyle Closs||May 2023|
|Open/School - Gladstone School Board||Linda Howlett||May 2021|
|Open - Business in District - Brampton Bike & Ski||Mike Williams||May 2022|
|Open (Resident)||Linda Norlander||May 2022|
Facade Improvement Program
The Gladstone Downtown Development Authority TIF Plan includes a variety of specific goals for the DDA area. Among these are provisions for a Facade Program. At their regular meeting on July 7, 2002 the DDA Board approved the concept of a facade improvement program.
The Facade Program has a committee devoted to refining the process. The latest guidelines and application can be found in the Document Section under "Facade Program".
The 9th Street Project started with concerns over water issues in the alleys north and south of Delta Avenue. The completed project shown below was a total reconstruction of the alleys and not a simple repaving. It included new water lines, hookups to buildings and water drains. The inverted crown design shown below channels the water to the center of the alley and into the drains.
The image above shows the remarkable improvement made to 9th Street by the project spearheaded by the Downtown Development Authority. What cannot be seen is the total infrastructure changes made below the surface which allowed the DDA to take on this project.
City of Gladstone DDA Mission Statement
"To enhance the quality of life and develop a positive image of Downtown Gladstone for businesses, residents and visitors."
The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category