Main Street DDA

 

HDDA Board & Committee Members

 
Highland was named a Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) community on September 21, 2005.  MSOC is an economic development program, specifically targeted to provide downtown management training and technical assistance to the 30 traditional downtowns in the County. Their mission is "to maximize the economic potential and to preserve the heritage and sense of place of Oakland County's historic commercial districts by encouraging and facilitating the use of the Main Street Four Point Approach which emphasizes economic development within the context of historic preservation." The National Trust Main Street Center offers a comprehensive commercial district revitalization strategy that has been widely successful in towns and cities nationwide.

We believe that the Main Street structure is worth adopting! The structure of the governing board (the HDDA) and four subcommittees not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders. Coincidentally, the four points of the Main Street approach correspond with the four forces of real estate value, which are social, political, physical, and economic.

The HDDA Board is made up of residents, business owners & operators, township officials and staff.  Our HDDA Board meets once per month, on the third Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

HDDA Board :

Rick Hamill (Township Supervisor)
Roscoe Smith - HDDA Chairperson
Mike Maher - HDDA Vice-Chair
John Hirzel - Treasurer
Matt Barnes
Cassie Blascyk
Dale Feigley
Michael Zurek

Melissa Dashevich - Executive Director
Karen Beardsley - Recording Secretary

HDDA Committee Membership - What does each committee do? Take a look at the annual work plans to find out. Each committee has its own work plan that helps the members stay focused and communicate its activities to the community.  All committees are looking for new members. Below are descriptions of each of the four committees.  If you are interested in this opportunity to participate in the creation of your community, please call the HDDA office at 248.887.7200 or send an email to highlanddda@gmail.com.

Organization: This committee clarifies the mission, does strategic planning, defines goals & objectives and manages volunteer force. This Committee meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm at the Highland Station House, 205 W. Livingston Road.
Organization Work Plan 2017.pdf

Design: This committee identifies & defines architectural character, creates design standards and architectural guidelines, supports design, wayfinding & infrastructure improvement programs. Please call if you wish to attend this committee, meeting times vary.  This Committee meets the second Monday of each month at 5:00pm at the Highland Station House 205 W. Livingston, Highland Michigan.
Design Work Plan 2017.pdf

Promotion: This committee prepares market analyses, manages public relations, creates a visual identity/logo, and builds advertising/media/publicity campaigns. This committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 2:45 p.m. at the Highland Township Offices (205 N. John Street).
Promo Work Plan 2017.pdf

Economic Restructuring: This committee works to create a broad mix of retail, service and housing, strives for healthy competition among businesses, recruits businesses, identifies opportunities for rehabilitation and/or development. This committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Highland Station House (205 W. Livingston).
ER Work Plan 2017.pdf


CLICK HERE FOR BUDGET - SEE PAGE 20 
2017 BUDGET BOOKLET.pdf







 

HDDA BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

 


January 18, 2017

February 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

April 19, 2017

May 17, 2017

June 21, 2017

July 19, 2017

August 16, 2017

September 20, 2017

October 18, 2017

November 15, 2017

December (TBA)




All Meetings are held at 6:15 p.m.
Location:  Highland Station House
205 W. Livingston Road, Highland, MI 48357



 

2017 Agendas and Minutes

 
Agendas

January 18, 2017 Agenda.pdf

February 1,  2017 Special Meeting Agenda.pdf

February 15, 2017 Agenda 2-15-17.pdf

February 23, 2017 Special Meeting Agenda.pdf


Minutes

January 18, 2017 Approved Minutes.pdf

February 1, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes approved.pdf

February 15, 2017 Approved Minutes.pdf

March 15, 2017 Approved Minutes.pdf





 

2016 Agendas and Minutes

 
Agendas


February 4, 2016 Special Meeting Agenda

February 17, 2016 Agenda.pdf

March 16, 2016 Agenda.pdf

May 18, 2016 Agenda.pdf

June 15, 2016 Agenda.pdf

July 20, 2016 Agenda.pdf

August 17 2016 Agenda.pdf

October 19 2016 Agenda.pdf




Minutes

January 20, 2016 Approved Min.pdf

February 4-2016 Spcl Approved Min.pdf

February 17, 2016 Apporved Min.pdf

February 19, 2016 Spcl Approved Min.pdf

March 16, 2016 Approved Minutes.pdf

April 20, 2016 Approved Minutes.pdf

May 18, 2016 Approved Minutes .pdf

June 15, 2016 Approved Minutes.pdf

July 20, 2016 Approved.pdf

August 17, 2016 Approved 2016.pdf

September 21, 2016 Approved.pdf

October 19, 2016 Approved.pdf

November 11, 2016 Approved.pdf

December 21, 2016 Cancelled
 

2015 Agendas and Minutes

 

Agendas

January 21 2015 Agenda

February 18 2015 Agenda

March 18 2015

July 15, 2015

Approved Minutes


January 21 2015 Minutes

February 18 2015 Minutes

March 18, 2015  approved Minutes

March 25 2015  approved Minutes

April 13 2015_approved Minutes

May 20 2015 approved Minutes

June 17 2015_approved Minutes

July 15 2015_approved Minutes

August 15 2015 approved Minutes

September 15 2015 approved Minutes

October  21, 2015 approved Minutes

November 18,  2015 approved Minutes

December Meeting Canceled




 

Reports & Plans

 
A number of local reports have been prepared over the last 10 years relating to the HDDA area and the plans for the future.

2008 Highland Station Master Plan

1999 Highland Township Civic Center Design Criteria

2002 Micro-Area Analysis - Historic Highland Station


2004 HDDA Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan
 

Mission

 
 
Who we are & what we do:  The HDDA is comprised of residents, business owners, property owners, industry owners/operators, and community leaders.  We are dedicated to historic preservation and the promotion of economic growth in Highland Station and the surrounding business district, while remaining sensitive to those individuals already living and working in the area.  We strive to implement our plans and advocate for improvements to the area.  Our organization seeks out volunteers as well as community and regional partners with a variety of skills, talent and perspectives.  We also actively cultivate new leadership to ensure ongoing energy and enthusiasm for our community revitalization activities.
 

Main Street Reports

 
A benefit of Highland being a Main Street Oakland County community is the wealth of experience we can access.  In 2006, consultants with the National Main Street Center visited Highland three times and provided their observations and recommendations in reports.

May 2006 Tech Visit - Milford Rd. Design

June 2006 Needs Assessment Report


October 2006 Resource Team Report

 

2014 Agendas and Minutes

 

           Agendas

January 15, 2014 agenda

February 6, 2014 agenda

February 19, 2014 agenda


           Minutes

January 15, 2014 Minutes

February 19, 2014 Minutes

February 6, 2014 Special

April 16, 2014 Minutes

May 21, 2014 Minutes

June 18, 2014 Minutes

July 16, 2014 Minutes

August 20, 2014 Minutes

September 17, 2014 Minutes

October 15, 2014 Minutes

October 29, 2014 Minutes Special

November 19, 2014 CANCELLED

December10_2014_Minutes























 

2013 Agendas and Minutes

 

          Agenda
s

January 16, 2013 Agenda

February 20, 2013 Agenda

March 20, 2013 Agenda

April 17, 2013 Agenda

May 29, 2013 Agenda

June 19, 2013 Agenda

July 16, 2013 Agenda

August 21, 2013 agenda

September 18, 2013 agenda

January 15, 2014 agenda

February 6, 2014 agenda

February 19, 2014 agenda


          Minutes


January 16, 2013 Minutes

February 20, 2013 Minutes

March 20 2013 Minutes

April 17, 2013 Minutes

May 29, 2013 Minutes

June 19, 2013 Minutes

July 16, 2013 Minutes


August 5, 2013 Minutes

August 21, 2013 Minutes

September 18, 2013 Minutes

October 16, 2013 Minutes

November 20, 2013 Minutes

December 18,_2013_Minutes

 

Archive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 
          
          Agendas


November 19, 2008 Agenda

December 17, 2008 Agenda

Jaunary 21, 2009 Agenda

February 18, 2009 Agenda


March 18, 2009 Agenda

April 15, 2009 Agenda


May 20, 2009 Agenda


July 15, 2009 Agenda

August 19, 2009 Agenda

September 16, 2009 Agenda

October 21, 2009 Agenda


November 18, 2009 Agenda


December 16, 2009 Agenda

January 20, 2010 Agenda

February 17, 2010 Agenda

March 17, 2010 Agenda

April 14, 2010 Agenda

May 19, 2010 Agenda

February 16 2011 Agenda

March 16 2011 Agenda

April 20, 2011 Agenda

May 18 2011 Agenda

June 15, 2011 Agenda

August 17  2011Agenda

November16, 2011 Agenda

December 21, 2011 Agenda

Feb 15, 2012 Agenda

JUNE 20, 2012 Agenda

July 29, 2012 Agenda

January 16, 2013 Agenda

February 20, 2013 Agenda

March 20, 2013 Agenda

April 17, 2013 Agenda

May 29, 2013 Agenda

June 19, 2013 Agenda

July 16, 2013 Agenda

August 21, 2013 agenda

September 18, 2013 agenda

          Minutes

November 19, 2008 Minutes

December 17, 2008 Minutes

January 21, 2008 Minutes

February 18, 2009 Minutes


March 18, 2009 Minutes


April 15, 2009 Minutes


May 20, 2009 Minutes

June 17, 2009 Minutes


July 15, 2009 Minutes

August 19, 2009 Minutes

September 16, 2009 Minutes

October 21, 2009 Minutes

November 18, 2009 Minutes


December 16, 2009 Minutes

January 20, 2010 Minutes


February 1, 2010 Minutes


February 17, 2010 Minutes


March 17, 2010 Minutes


April 14, 2010 Minutes

May 10, 2010 Minutes


June 16, 2010 Minutes

July 21, 2010 Minutes

August 18, 2010 Minutes

September 15, 2010 Minutes

October 20, 2010_Minutes

November 17, 2010_Minutes

December 15, 2010 Minutes_

January 19, 2011 Minutes

February 16, 2011 Minutes

March 16, 2011 Minutes

April 20, 2011_Minutes

May 18, 2011_Minutes

June 15, 2011_Minutes

July 20, 2011_Minutes

August 17, 2011_Minutes

October 20, 2011 Minutes

November 16, 2011 Minutes

December 21, 2011 Minutes

January 18, 2012 Minutes

February 15, 2012 Minutes

March 21, 2012  Minutes

March 28, 2012 Minutes

April 18, 2012 Minutes

June 20, 2012 Minutes

July 26, 2012 Minutes

August 9, 2012 Minutes

September 19, 2012 Minutes

October 17, 2012 Minutes

November 14, 2012 Minutes

December 19, 2012 Minutes

January 16, 2013 Minutes

February 20, 2013 Minutes

March 20 2013 Minutes

April 17, 2013 Minutes

May 29, 2013 Minutes

June 19, 2013 Minutes

July 16, 2013 Minutes


August 5, 2013 Minutes

August 21, 2013 Minutes

September 18, 2013 Minutes

October 16, 2013 Minutes

November 20, 2013 Minutes




































 

The Highland DDA District

 
The HDDA district is comprised of 700 acres of land within the central area of Highland, primarily along the north/south corridor of Milford Road.  This area includes the commercial and retail businesses along Milford Road, the historic Highland Station area and the new Civic Center complex which includes the recently constructed Highland Township Library and is adjacent to the Highland Technology Park, U.S. Postal office and Town Center Square business complex.



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