Tax Increment Finance Authorities

New legislation requires municipalities to release to the public a variety of information about Michigan tax increment finance authorities. 

Battle Creek has four of these -- the Battle Creek Tax Increment Financing Authority, the Downtown Development Authority, the Lakeview Downtown Development Authority, and the Local Development Financing Authority.

Tax increment financing is a tool local governments use to promote economic development and redevelopment. The TIF process splits tax revenue from a property into two components: 1) base revenues, the amount available before the TIF districts exists; these are shared among agencies that assess property taxes (schools, cities, counties); and 2) incremental revenues, new revenues beyond the base, generated by development projects and allocated to to the government sponsoring the TIF project.

This process generates funding for projects within the TIF district, giving development subsidies to encourage growth.

Battle Creek Unlimited manages the following TIFAs, and more information is available by following each link, to BCU's website:

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The purpose of the Downtown Development Authority is to halt property tax deterioration, and increase property tax valuation where possible, in the Central Business District -- downtown Battle Creek.The DDA was established by City Commission resolution in 1979.

DDA board
Nov. 1, 2019

Administrative staff contact information
Ted Dearing,Assistant City Manager
10 N. Division St., Suite 206
Battle Creek, MI 49016-1717

269-966-3378
Email Ted

2019 meetings

April 22Agenda
Feb. 14AgendaMinutes
Jan. 28AgendaMinutes

2018 meetings

Oct. 22Agenda
Oct. 1AgendaMinutes
July 23AgendaMinutes
Jan. 8AgendaMinutes

Finances
Audited Financial Statements 6-30-18
Budget: Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Operations
DDA Financing Plan - 1980
DDA Financing Plan Amendment - 1993
Voces lease

Annual activities synopsis
Fiscal Year ending 6-30-19

Lakeview Downtown Development Authority (LDDA)

The purpose of the Lakeview Downtown Development Authority is to halt property value deterioration, and increase property tax valuation where possible, in the Old Lakeview business district. The Battle Creek Township Board established the LDDA by ordinance adoption in 1981.

LDDA board
Nov. 14, 2018

Administrative staff contact information
Nelson Karre, Attorney at Law
Vandevoort, Christ & Fisher, PC
70 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 450
Battle Creek, MI 49017

269-965-7000
Email Nelson

2019 meetings

April 23Agenda

Finances
Audited Financial Statements 6-30-18
Budget: Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Operations
LDDA Development and Financing Plans - 1982

Annual activities synopsis
Fiscal Year ending 6-30-19