Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
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.
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 at Gladstone Electric Dept. Conference Room located at 10 North 11th Street (behind City Hall).
GLADSTONE DDA COMMISSION 2019 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE
All meetings begin at 8:00 AM and are held at
Gladstone Electric Dept. Conference Room
January 15, 2019
July 16, 2019
|February 19, 2019||August20, 2019|
|March 19, 2019||September 17, 2019|
|April 16, 2019||October 15, 2019|
|May 21, 2019||November 19, 2019|
|June 18, 2019||December 17, 2019|
The DDA Board is made up of eleven members with required membership criteria as follows:
|Mayor||Joe Thompson||No Expiration|
|Resident* 211 South 9th Street||Jay Bostwick||May 2022|
|Property Owner - Frame Farm||Derby Chase||May 2022|
|Property Owner - Great Lakes Credit Union||Sarah Slagstad||May 2021|
|Property Owner - Rock Electric, Inc.||Greg Styczynski||May 2020|
|Property Owner - A-1||Robert LeDuc||May 2020|
|Property Owner - Baybank||Marcey Skwor||May 2022|
|Property Owner - First Bank||Linda Wicklund||May 2019|
|Open - Gladstone School Board Member||Linda Howlett||May 2021|
|Open - (Resident) - 1017 Superior Avenue||Linda Norlander||May 2018|
|Open - (Property Owner) Brampton Bike & Ski||Mike Williams||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 Storefront Improvement Program. This activity was budgeted at $100,000 in the original plan. At their regular meeting on July 7, 2002 the DDA Board approved the concept of a facade improvement program. Facade Guidelines available here.
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.
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