What We Do

At its core, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority has two primary areas of focus: parking and constructing and maintaining downtown infrastructure. The parking system supports itself through parking revenue, while infrastructure work is funded through Tax Increment Financing (TIF).


Downtown Ann Arbor has over 8,000 parking spaces located in parking structures, surface parking lots, and on-the-street metered parking. The parking system is a City of Ann Arbor asset managed by the DDA. Twenty percent of parking revenue goes back to the City to support other City services. The parking system funds other transportation initiatives such as the goPass!, the getDowntown program, and supplemental service on public transit routes.


The DDA undertakes major capital projects as well as maintaining those elements of downtown beyond the scope of basic City services. The following graphics illustrate the DDA’s role in installing and maintaining infrastructure:

DDA Capital Projects Infographic
DDA Ongoing MaintenanceInfographic


Board Meetings

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Ann Arbor DDA Offices
150 South Fifth Avenue
Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Non-Regularly Scheduled/Special Meetings

DDA Informational Meetings 2024
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Noon (Completed)
Wednesday, December 4, 2024 at Noon

Special/Non-Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting



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