Downtown Development Authority
4th Wednesday of every month at 8:00am
Henry L. Brown Municipal Building
1 Grand Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
City Council Chambers
Under the guidance of the DDA, with assistance from the City's Neighborhood Services Department, the Committee will be comprised of 3 citizen members and representatives from the City Planning and Historic District Commissions. The Branch District Library, American Legion, Altrusa, and the Coldwater Garden Club have also been asked to designate a representative to serve on the Committee.
- Michael J. Caywood
Term: October 2018 - September 2022
- Jaylen Johnson
Term: October 2002 - September 2019
- Thomas Kramer, Mayor
Term: November 2011 - November 2019
- Jenny Rakocy
Term: November 2012 - September 2021
- Brad Rockey
Term: March 1991 - September 2021
- Julie Stratos
Term May 1997 - September 2020
- Jennifer Wingard
Term: August 2016 - September 2019
- Val Johnson
Term: September 2018 - September 2022
- Linda Lyshol
Term: July 2017 - September 2020
Authority Member term length is 4 years.
Beautiful Downtown Coldwater
Located on historic Heritage Route US-12, just west of I-69 and only 12 miles from the Indiana border, Downtown Coldwater has the charm of a Victorian era city but with modern amenities such as a free Electric Vehicle Charging Station.
Our historic downtown storefronts with their unique architecture, welcome you in to browse (and hopefully purchase!) everything from specialty gifts and jewelry to quality furniture. Feeling hungry? Then enjoy a tasty meal at one of our many coffee shops, restaurants or pubs or share your picnic lunch with a friend in Four Corners Park.
Small Town Design Initiative Moves Forward
The Coldwater Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is taking the next step towards revitalization of Four Corners Park with the formation of the Small Town Design Initiative (STDI) Project Steering Committee.
This core group will review the STDI Master Design Concept and draft a 5 year improvement plan containing short and long term projects and activities and the identification of community partnerships necessary to accomplish them. Based on the 5 year improvement plan, a final Master Plan with project specific implementation and funding strategies will be created. At that time, additional partnership organizations and community members with a special interest in the park, or a specific project outlined in the Master Plan, will be invited to serve as subcommittee members.
The STDI is a program of Michigan State University's (MSU) Planning and Landscape Architecture Department which has worked with many small communities throughout Michigan who've utilized the design concepts provided by the STDI program to further their beatification and community revitalization efforts. The program was brought to Coldwater as a joint effort between the City of Coldwater and the Coldwater Downtown Development Authority (DDA).