Act 57 of 2018

Annual Report on Status of Tax Increment Financing Plan FY2019
Annual Report on Status of Tax Increment Financing Plan FY 2020

2018-19 Act 57 Compliance
MCL 125.4910

Each municipality that has created an authority or that creates an authority shall create a website or utilize the existing website of the municipality that is operated and regularly maintained with access to authority records and documents for the fiscal year beginning the effective date of this act, including all of the following:
 
(a) Minutes of all board meetings. 
DDA Meeting Minutes for all Board Meeting Minutes
 
(b) Annual budget, including encumbered and unencumbered fund balances.  
Click Here for 2019-20 Budget
Click Here for 2020-21 Budget
 
(c) Annual audits.  
Click Herefor 2019 Audit
Click Here for 2020 Audit
 
(d) Currently adopted development plan, if not included in a tax increment financing plan.  
  • Included in the TIF Plan
 
(e) Currently adopted tax increment finance plan, if currently capturing tax increment revenues. 
 
Click Here for 2008 Plan with 2009 Amendments
 
(f) Current authority staff contact information.  
 
Kate Knight, DDA Executive Director
23600 Liberty Street, Farminton, MI 48335
248-474-5500 ext 2214
 
kknight@farmgov.com
 
(g) A listing of current contracts with a description of those contracts and other documents related to management of the authority and services provided to the authority.
  • REvize, website maintenance, contract
  • Restoration Plus, as-needed basis
  • Metromode/Issue Media Group, contract
  • RSJA Law, as-needed basis, contract through City of Farmington
  • OHM,  engineering, professional services, as-needed basis, contract through City of Farmington
  • Willson Swykert, landscape maintenance, as-needed basis
  • Go2Guy, LLC, concert production services, contract
All other documents related to the DDA are available at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street
 
(h) An updated annual synopsis of activities of the authority. An updated synopsis of the activities of the authority includes all of the following, if any:
 
(i) For any tax increment revenues described in the annual audit that are not expended within 5 years of their receipt, a description that provides the following:
  
    • N/A.  All collected taxes have been expended within 5 years of collection
 
(ii) List of authority accomplishments, including progress made on development plan and tax increment finance plan goals and objectives for the immediately preceding fiscal year.
AND
(iii) List of authority projects and investments, including active and completed projects for the immediately preceding fiscal year.
 
A Year in Review for the Farmington Downtown Development Authority: 2020

The Farmington Downtown Development Authority adapted its work plan to serve the DDA district in pandemic conditions in 2020.  The cancellation of traditional cultural programming meant shifting resources to grant solicitation and execution, and continued pursuit of long term capital projects, as well as short term business support.

Here are some of the highlights:
  • Partnered with the City to finish the Oakland Streetscape, repairing and revitalizing this prominent downtown Farmington streetscape, improving this gateway into Downtown, and providing 17 new parking spaces as well as a lighted, planted pedestrian connection into the Central Business District.
  • Invested in public art, completing two art projects in Downtown Farmington: The Mary Lou Stropoli mural installed on the West Elevation of Sunflour Bakehaus, The Mackenzie Harthun Mural located on West Elevation of The Vines Flower and Garden Shop.  The murals represent the third and fourth installations in an ongoing mission through the DDA's Public Art Blueprint.
  • Recommended and administered with Oakland County, more than $300,000 in CARES Act and other grants in line with COVID-19 business support.
  • Produced and hosted the inaugural Grand Raven Festival, a month long event of passive programming in October, underwritten by GLP Financial, including RavenCrows, Stop Motion Animation, drive-in movies, Victorian Walks with the Farmington Community Library, live-streamed Poe Recitations from the historic Farmington Civic Theater, and more.  More than 20,000 users and visitors engaged with content, designed to celebrate the season in Downtown Farmington, in consideration of publc assembly restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Awarded an MDOT TAP grant to implement the Farmington Road Streetscape.
  • Had four successful virtual Ladies Night Out shopping events bringing women from over 20 neighboring cities to enjoy our downtown.  Over 25 merchants participated in both events (April & November)
  • Attracted several new businesses to our downtown including La Masa Mexican Street Food, Motown Phillys, Shish Cuisine, Alfieri Har Craft, and more.  We look forward to more new businesses opening in 2020 including Blue Hat Coffee, SIPP and other pending projects.
  • Maintained 800+ pulbic parking spaces in downtown, striped the South Lot, maintained street lighting in downtown.
  • Decorated downtown with lights and garland for the holidays with the help of our dedicated volunteers.
(iv)  List of events and promotional campaigns for the immediately preceding fiscal year.
 
Sponsored, Co-sponsored or supported the following events:
    • Rhythms in Riley Friday Night Concert Series CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Lunch Beats Concert Series CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Friday Night Live Concert Series CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Ladies Night Out (April and November)
    • Art on the Grand CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Downtown Dash and Founders Festival Programming CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Harvest Moon Celebration CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Seasonal holiday shopping campaign via social media
    • Small Business Saturday campaign
    • Halloween Fun CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Farmington Farmer and Artisans Market
    • Holly Days CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
    • Riley Park Ice Rink and Activities