The mission of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is to encourage historic preservation, to create and implement development plans, to promote economic growth, and to correct and prevent deterioration in the District. 

Upcoming Events

DDA Facebook Posts

New artist designed shirts down at Community Vibrations! Go check them out and support local business and local artists!
#artsinjackson #artistsinjackson #communitylove #supportlocal #organicfoods
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Love that Community Vibrations gives artists the opportunity to create awesome shirts! Stellar job to one of my favorite local artists @blenderhand! 👏🏻 We had to go snag one up before they were ...

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What great views over downtown Jackson!
Office space is available inside The Blake Building, LLC! Call 517-740-9453 to view some of their options.
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Downtown Jackson is looking great! If you would like an office with these views, call 517 740 9453, we have a couple of nice options!

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Movin' on up! ... See MoreSee Less

Third floor is up!

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A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park.
12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th.

Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Either way, bring your lunch to the park to enjoy live & local music.

This event is open to the public. So we hope to see you there!

Ask for lunch to-go at one of these great downtown locations!
(Be environmentally friendly and ask if you can bring your own
to-go containers!)

Anna's Porch Cafe
Bella Notte Ristorante
The Chase
City Crepes
The Crazy Cowboy
The Dirty Bird
Grand River Brewery
Jackson Coney Island
Junkyard Dog
Mat's Cafe & Catering
Night Light
Oak Tree Lounge
The Pickle Barrel Deli
Steves Ranch
Sultan's Mediterranean Cuisine
Virginia Coney Island
Walt's Health Foods
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Picnic in the Park: Music by Steve Berkemeirer

August 8, 2017, 12:00pm - August 8, 2017, 1:00pm

A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park. 12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th. Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Eit...

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A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park.
12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th.

Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Either way, bring your lunch to the park to enjoy live & local music.

This event is open to the public. So we hope to see you there!

Ask for lunch to-go at one of these great downtown locations!
(Be environmentally friendly and ask if you can bring your own
to-go containers!)

Anna's Porch Cafe
Bella Notte Ristorante
The Chase
City Crepes
The Crazy Cowboy
The Dirty Bird
Grand River Brewery
Jackson Coney Island
Junkyard Dog
Mat's Cafe & Catering
Night Light
Oak Tree Lounge
The Pickle Barrel Deli
Steves Ranch
Sultan's Mediterranean Cuisine
Virginia Coney Island
Walt's Health Foods
... See MoreSee Less

Picnic in the Park: Music by Voris & McDermont

August 1, 2017, 12:00pm - August 1, 2017, 1:00pm

A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park. 12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th. Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Eit...

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A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park.
12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th.

Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Either way, bring your lunch to the park to enjoy live & local music.

This event is open to the public. So we hope to see you there!

Ask for lunch to-go at one of these great downtown locations!
(Be environmentally friendly and ask if you can bring your own
to-go containers!)

Anna's Porch Cafe
Bella Notte Ristorante
The Chase
City Crepes
The Crazy Cowboy
The Dirty Bird
Grand River Brewery
Jackson Coney Island
Junkyard Dog
Mat's Cafe & Catering
Night Light
Oak Tree Lounge
The Pickle Barrel Deli
Steves Ranch
Sultan's Mediterranean Cuisine
Virginia Coney Island
Walt's Health Foods
... See MoreSee Less

Picnic in the Park: Music by Cooper Young

July 25, 2017, 12:00pm - July 25, 2017, 1:00pm

A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park. 12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th. Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Eit...

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Every week, the City's Facebook page will feature a board or commission member and their background. This week - Charlie Dunigan of the DDA.

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This sounds delicious and what a great name! Come downtown and try out City Crepes on N. Jackson St! ... See MoreSee Less

The Downtown - Chicken, Fontina Cheese, Tomato & Pesto! A City Crepes original! Try pairing it with French Press Coffee, Hot Tea or an Italian Soda!

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Jammin In Jackson in downtown! ACT III BAND getting us groovy with Top 40 Classics!! 🎤🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Downtown Jackson News

Restaurant Rally heads downtown for 10th annual food festival

JACKSON, MI - A good pair of shoes, a ride to downtown Jackson and $30 is all you need for an unlimited amount of samples at nine downtown establishments on Tuesday, March 28. The 10th annual Jackson County Rose Festival Restaurant Rally is from 6 to 9 p.m. For the...

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