6 Main Street
Belleville, MI 48111
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Horizon Park Waterfront improvements including universal design canoe/kayak launch

and courtesy docks received a grant from Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) $120,700 in Winter 2013-14, and A Wayne county CDBG grant in 2015. Total project estimated at $220,000. Summer of  2015 construction.

Booville in Belleville launched October 2014, a month long celebration of Harvest and Halloween with over 20 events presented by community nonprofit organizations. DDA

support includes downtown decorations plus promotions, cost $6800.

Belleville SOUP Project, a  grassroots fundraising activity with BHS New Tech. Students pitch their ideas for downtown at a community supper and attendees select the winning

project. Started in March 2014, now an annual event with $500 project grant each year.

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit installed throughout downtown in partnership with Midwest Sculpture Initiative from Spring 2014- Spring 2015.  Support from DDA and numerous Public

Art Partner sponsors.  Cost $9700.

Downtown Wayfinding Signs designed in 2013 and installed May 2014. Cost $19,000.

Doane's Landing benches refinished, replacing wooden seats and back with weather resistant low maintenance surfaces, and launched Bench Sponsorship program. Fall of 2012, cost $4200

LED Street Lighting Retrofit LED street lighting in the vintage light poles throughout downtown. A Lighting Demonstration Project at two downtown sites allowed citizens to view samples of the proposed LED lighting; 76% of those responding to the survey preferred the

new LED. Cost $65,090. Completed Summer 2012.

New Doane's Landing Railings and Benches  Replace deteriorated fencing at Doane's Landing with new lifetime warranty fence matching the new streetscape. Cost $27,300, completed Spring 2012.

New Belleville Gateway Sign A monument style sign installed at the foot of the Belleville Bridge. The sign, originally designed by the late Chesley Odum, was dedicated to Mr. Odum

at the August 2011 Bridgewalk. Tom Tinsley of Contract Welding created and donated the sign's metal work. Cost $40,000.

Main Street and Downtown Improvements

2010 - 2011

--Constructed a new streetscape on Main Street, Five Points and South Street
--Rebuilt and paved Main Street from bridge to Five Points

--Five Points, South Street and side streets received concrete repairs and/or asphalt overlays.

2009- Replaced aging City water main under Main Street.

Entire Main Street/Downtown Improvment Project financed with $4.2 million bond; plus

stimulus funding: Wayne County Federal Aid Committee/FAC road paving grant $675,000,

and MDOT TE streetscape grant for $437,300.

Village Park Paths

Engineered and constructed new asphalt pathways for Village Park in Fall of 2010. Project

cost $70,000.

New Community Events LED Message Board

Purchased LED electronic message board to replace Community Events sign. New

sign frame created and donated by Tom Tinsley of Contract Welding in Belleville.

Project cost $45,250.

New Park Signs

Constructed to match the new Horizon Park signs. New signs placed December 2009 at Doane's Landing, Victory Park and Village Park. Project cost $12,500

Downtown Marketing Campaign and website: Buyitinbelleville.com

New brand - Belleville Downtown on the Lake - designed with public input, and

launched Spring 2009. Campaign includes events, promotions, new street pole banners,

a Buy It In Belleville loyalty card and web site.  Project cost $25,000, with additional

annual investment of $12-15,000.

Liberty Street Parking Lot Improvements
Municipal parking lot located on Liberty Street behind Main Street
stores, proposed
to be paved and re-striped to increase capacity,
improve drainage, and addition of landscaping. Projected cost: $500,000. 

Construction completed June 2009. Engineering by Spicer Group, Inc

Main Street Temporary Road Repair

Asphalt overlay of driving lanes to smooth road surface until rebuild in 2010.

Overlay completed June 2009. Cost $50,000.



See www.buyitinbelleville.com

for Local Business Listings

and  Downtown Events



Partner with the DDA to improve Downtown commercial buildings.

Previous Projects

Downtown Facade Improvement Program

Provide commercial property owners

with grant up to $5,000 and zero interest loan up to $5,000 for building facade improvements, launched Jan 2009.  Investment to date of $30,000.

DDA TIF Plan Update Project cost $5,500. New plan adopted by City Council April 2009.

City Flag Pole at Five Points
Install a new 60' flag pole with larger flag in traffic island at Five Points. Cost $8,150.  Completed August 2008.

DDA newsletter - Around Downtown quarterly publication mailed to residents and business owners. Launched Spring 2008. Cost $12,000.


Village Park Fence and Landscaping

Cost $10,000. Completed 2008

Victory Park Playscape

Cost $125,300. Completed 2007

Doane's Landing Park
Cost $149,000. Completed Fall 2006

Downtown Design Guidelines Initiative
Cost $30,000. Completed April 2006

Improvements to Main and Denton Corner
Cost $60,000 to $90,000. Completed Fall 2005

Downtown Market Analysis
Cost $33,000. Completed May 2005

Downtown Alley Improvements
Cost $173,000. Completed August 2005

Tree Planting in Victoria Commons
Cost $55,000: $20,000 State Grant, $15,000 Victoria Commons and $20,000 DDA. Completed Fall 2005

Improvements for Main Street Study
Cost $6,000. Completed June 2005

South Street Streetscape Design

Cost $14,750. Completed June 2005

Update TIF Plan

Cost $5000. Completed Fall 2005

Main Street Striping Program
Cost $35,000. Completed Summer 2004

Design Downtown Belleville Program
Cost $7,000. November 2004

If you have any comments or need other information please contact Carol Thompson, DDA Administrative Coordinator

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