Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) exists to promote and improve the downtown district developed under state law.  The DDA has the ability to take action for improvement, from physical improvements to funding sources and more.


Downtown Development Authority




Josh Baker

The Outfitter Appointed

Kathie Breighner

Concierge Publications Appointed

Matthew Clarke

First Community Bank Appointed

Jeff Graham

Turkey's Appointed

MaryEllen Hughes

Resident Appointed

Cece Johnston

Resident Appointed

Tim Knapp

Edward Jones, Third Street Appointed

Rob Mossburg

The Cottage Company Appointed, Chairman

Tom Richards

City Manager Ex-Officio
Rachel Smolinski HARBOR, Inc.


Georgia Abbott Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce





2018-2022 Development Plan - DRAFT

The 2018-2022 DDA Development Plan will be reviewed at the October 5, 2017 regular DDA/PSD Meeting


DDA Development Plan 2018-22_DRAFT

DDA Meeting Schedule

The Harbor Springs Downtown Development Authority meets once per month, typically the first Thursday of the month.

Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

2017 DDA-PSD Meeting Schedule (revised 6-1-17)

DDA Proposed Special Assessment

The City Council of the City of Harbor Springs gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Click on the Public Hearing Notice document below for complete details.  The proposed special assessment roll will be available for examination at City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning September 21, 2016.

Notice of Public Hearing on Special Assessment Roll 10/3/2016

DDA Community Report


DDA Boundary Map

DDA Boundary Map

DDA Vision

Downtown Harbor Springs is what brings together all aspects of our community. Our streets are conduits for social interactions; our public spaces are incubators for the relationship building that spans generations. At the heart of our community is our Harbor which is out most important resource and our greatest asset.

We value the historic nature and human scale of our Downtown and we recognize our need to provide a wide range of living, dining, recreation and employment opportunities for multiple generations. Our public spaces will reflect our commitment to the pedestrian and to non-motorized transportation, to sustainable development and to public safety. Our waterfront will be more closely connected, both visually and physically, to the Downtown to reinforce the importance of the waterfront to the character of the community. Our spaces will reflect the small-town, personal nature of our community and our Downtown will embody our community spirit.

Special DDA Meeting - DDA Visioning Session June 28, 2017 8:00 a.m.

DDA Vision