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Littleton business owners rally for vote on downtown development authority | Littleton Independent (Littleton, CO), October 25, 2022

Seeking to encourage support for the creation of a downtown development authority (DDA) this election, Littleton business owners held a community forum Oct. 24 that heard questions, concerns and praise for the proposal.

"We need to breathe a new life into the downtown area," said David Law, who owns the Miller & Law law firm on Littleton Boulevard at Prescott Street. “The DDA is the mechanism that is going to allow that to transpire."

Residents and owners within a certain boundary will vote on three ballot questions that will decide the creation of a DDA board, a funding model and an increase in property taxes within that boundary. Those questions are known as 3F, 3C and 3D respectively. Littleton's city council unanimously voted to endorse the creation of a DDA, along with several other ballot issues, during a meeting Oct. 4.

Brad Segal, whose firm Progressive Urban Management Associates consulted with city officials on the DDA, said the authority is designed to be "a steward and a champion” that "provides an independent voice to advocate for downtown and downtown interests." Read More >>

Report Outlines Opportunities, Challenges Facing Downtown TC | The Ticker (Traverse City, MI) - September 14, 2022

A new report that captures survey input from nearly 1,200 local residents and stakeholders – plus a market assessment of the opportunities and challenges facing downtown Traverse City – will be presented to TC Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board members Friday... President Brad Segal of national consulting firm Progressive Urban Management Associates (PUMA) will present the report virtually to DDA board members at their 8:30am meeting Friday. PUMA – with assistance from Traverse City firm Parallel Solutions – has been hired to lead the DDA through a process called Moving Downtown Forward. The goal is to analyze the DDA’s organizational structure and funding mechanisms, compare downtown Traverse City to other downtowns across the country, and look at national trends and best practices to make recommendations on how the DDA can position both itself and downtown in general to thrive in the coming years. Read More >>

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