Upcoming 2023 DDA Meetings

DDA Special Informational Meeting

Monday, December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, December 11 @ 5:35 pm

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, January 8 @ 5:35 pm

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, February 12 @ 5:35 pm

Current Meeting Documents

Welcome to
Historic Downtown
Imlay City

Nestled among the quiet tree-lined streets of Michigan’s Thumb Region, Downtown Imlay City provides locals and visitors a wealth of opportunity and possibility.

“Investing in a community isn’t exclusively about creating wealth. It's also about placemaking and a sense of belonging. Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big-time population centers.  Our focus is in helping you achieve success while building strong community bonds, pride in our heritage and commitment to ensuring a positive future through collaboration.”                               

- Christine Malzahn, DDA Executive Director

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    Informational Meeting Material

    Click the photo to view the entire 12 page DDA report with details about projects and goals from 2022 and the upcoming 2023 goals.  The report also contains important  details about our budget.

Please take a moment to visit our many shops, eateries
and service establishments.
We guarantee you will be greeted with a smile as you
indulge in all Imlay City has to offer!

Community Programs

DDA Facade Grant

Is your commercial building in need of a little sprucing up?  The DDA can help with that!  We are currently accepting applications for façade improvements including paint, windows, doors and even new signage, providing up to $5,000 in  50% matching funds grant.

The Military Hometown Hero Program

The Military Hometown Hero program has been created to recognize military personnel that reside or have resided in Lapeer County; those who can and do call Imlay City their hometown.

These banners will be displayed from May through early early fall 2023.


Brick Paver Application

Get your customized brick paver today!


Visit the District

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    WinterFest Holiday Celebration

    Celebrate the holiday season in beautiful DOWNTOWN IMLAY CITY with fun for everyone. Kringle Market shopping with food truck vendors, kids craft stations & pinata games located throughout town, 1st responder vehicle display, Breakfast with Santa (reservations required), warming stations with hot cocoa & smores, lighted holiday parade, tree lighting ceremony and more!

    For event details visit: https://www.icdda.com/winterfest-2023 

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    Imlay City Farmers Market

    Thank you to all our vendors and market patrons for an excellent season.  We are already planning how to expand our offerings and make market day and even more enjoyable experience.  Stay tuned for announcements and we look forward to seeing you next July!

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    Summer Concert Series

    Thank you to all our performers and attendees who came and enjoyed the 2023 Summer Concert Series.  Watch our page for the 2024 concert series line up and dates to be announced later this year.

Doing Business

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    Ready to Start a Business?

    We have the  helpful information you need to start and/or grow a business in Imlay City.

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    @ 150 Pop

    The DDA created an incubator at 150 Bancroft, a Downtown Development Authority owned building, and is offering entrepreneurs, artists or event organizers use of the space for limited time periods (up to 6 months) rent free.

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    Facade Grant

    Business or property owners within the DDA District may be eligible for a Facade Grant.  The application and approval process is very user-friendly and easy to execute.

Take in Imlay City's Charm

We invite you to visit our exceptional Downtown area!

The Downtown Imlay City District includes a beautifully manicured traditional downtown, easily accessible shopping along M-53, and a busy industrial park. The downtown area is able to fulfill your shopping needs with everything from exceptional gift and antique shops to one of kind services and distinctive local merchants. There are restaurants to tempt any palette including an authentic Mexican meal, an amazing bar burger, sweet treats and many more options.

Come and discover Imlay City again... and again!


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Imlay City DDA

150 North Main Street

Imlay City, MI 48444

8:00 AM- 4:30 PM