Home » Downtown Development Authority » Committees » Design Committee

Design Committee

The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of the Downtown District as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners and visitors. Our recently completed Streetscape Concept & Design Standards are intended to promote a unified and attractive physical environment throughout the Downtown District. The standards will assist business owners by guiding their improvement projects related to landscaping, screening, pedestrian improvements, and lighting.

The Design Committee recently embarked upon an Access Management Plan for Van Dyke Avenue, with assistance from a team that includes a traffic engineer, a transportation planner, and an urban planner. The technical team will meet with an Advisory Board to arrive at a plan designed to improve efficiency, reduce accident potential, and promote economic development in the Downtown District. For more information about the Design Committee, feel free to contact them by calling (586) 803-2052 or by email at

Member Information



Email Address 

Jeff English    Board Member