The Remus Downtown Development Authority was originally created on July 19, 1995 in accordance with Public Act 197 of 1975 that allows for the establishment of a DDA.
The mission of the DDA is to improve the convenience and attractiveness of the downtown area, encourage additional and current developments in business and promote the overall economic growth of both businesses and residents while preventing deterioration and preserving the history.
We serve our community by working with businesses, property owners, residents and the township to maintain a healthy economy. State law sets the powers, duties and procedures for the DDA. We are funded through Tax-Increment Financing; this means that taxes paid within the DDA District are reinvested in the district annually.
The DDA District boundaries are from M-20, three-quarters of a mile East and three-quarters of a mile West, also from M-66, one mile North and one quarter mile South from the M-20/M-66 intersection. The Authority captures property taxes on all commercial property within its boundaries on increases in net taxable value over the base 1995 levels.