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March 13, 2013

Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority presents 2012 Annual Report

Downtown Three Rivers - bay window

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA) presented its 2012 Annual Report during last week’s (March 5) meeting of the Three Rivers City Commission.

Christy Trammell, executive director of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority, presented the organization’s 2012 Annual Report to the Three Rivers City Commission last week.

DDA Executive Director Christy Trammell highlighted a number of activities and accomplishments in the course of the year and said, “We’ve certainly been doing our part to grow the downtown and make an impact on the city as well.”

At the outset of her presentation, Trammell noted the work now underway in the downtown area, funded largely through a $750,000 Downtown Infrastructure Grant (DIG) awarded to the City of Three Rivers early last year.  The project includes redesign and reconstruction of the ‘Mural Mall’ walk-thru from North Main Street to Railroad Drive and the West City Parking Lot, plus lighting and sidewalk improvements.  (Christy Trammell audio clip – 1:09)

In reviewing the report, Trammell also highlighted the following:

  • Skateboard Park
  • Local Historic District
  • Façade
  • Rental Rehabilitation
  • Façade Improvement Program
  • Rebates
  • Michigan Main Street
  • Design Committee
  • Promotions Committee
  • Economic Restructuring Committee
  • Organization Committee
  • Brochures.

To hear Christy Trammell’s presentation regarding the DDA’s 2012 Annual Report, click here (5:53 – 5.39)

To view the printed report, click on the following link:  DDA 2012 Annual Report.

Trammell also introduced Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma, chairman of the Historic District Commission (HDC), who presented the HDC’s first Annual Report, a subject that will be covered in a forthcoming River Country Journal story.






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