Board Meetings

City Commission Meeting

Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, March 11 @ 5:35 pm

Imlay City Facade Corp Board Meeting

Monday, March 11 @ 6:30 pm

City Commission Meeting

Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:00 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.

Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big- time population centers. Our quaint downtown includes beautifully manicured landscaping with bench-lined sidewalks plus a mix of service businesses and quaint shopping locations. A welcome retreat from busy city life. Found on the I-69 corridor less than an hour away from Detroit, Flint, Port Huron, and Canada, Imlay City is easily accessible by road, air, and rail, making it a strategic hub for many businesses and manufacturers.

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!

 

Events & Happenings!

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    WinterFest Holiday Celebration

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our holiday season event!

    It was the biggest and best crowd yet and we can't wait to start planning for 2024. Stay tuned for details coming this summer.

     

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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

    The Imlay City DDA is excited to announce our Summer Concert Series line-up! Mark your calendars, grab your lawn chair or picnic blanket and your favorite dance partner for these FREE Tuesday evening music events.

    LAMB STEELE PARK - downtown Imlay City behind city hall. Tuesday evenings - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (weather permitting)

    June 18 - Swing Shift Orchestra playing big band favorites

    June 25 - Estudiantil & Mariachi with El Ballet Folklorico - singing and dancing Latino favorites

    July 9 - A tribute to "Elvis" with Darrin Hagel

    July 16 - Black Mountain Sons playing classic rock and blues

    July 30 - Full Circle Project playing the rock and roll you grew up with.

    August 6 - 3rd Degree Burns - youth rock 'n roll project

    August 13 - Enzian aus Detroit playing German Polka Band hits

    August 20 - TBD

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