6 Main Street
Belleville, MI 48111
Ph: 734.646.0504



LED Street Lighting Retrofitting 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. A contract awarded to Airport Lighting for $65,090 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. Contractor American Fence. 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 18, 2011 Bridgewalk. Tom Tinsley of Contract Welding created and donated the sign's metal works; construction by Davenport Brother's Construction - both local firms. Cost is $40,000.

Improvements for Main Street and Downtown

2010 - 2011 Phase One and Two

--Construct a new streetscape on Main Street and South Street beginning April 2010. Contract awarded March 25, 2010 to Davenport Brothers Construction.
--Rebuild and pave Main Street from bridge to Five Points, July - October 2010, an MDOT bid project awarded June 2010 to Pamar Enterprises, Inc.

--Five Points, South Street, and side streets concrete repairs and/or asphalt overlays, plus additional streetscape elements at Five Points and South Street. Completed Summer 2011,added to streetscape contract with Davenport Brothers Construction.


-- Replace aging City water main under Main Street. Contracted awarded to

Bricco Excavating. Completed November 2009.

Projected cost financed with $4.2 million bond, plus stimulus funding including Wayne County Federal Aid Committee (FAC) grant for road paving - $675,000,

and MDOT TE grant for streetscape - $437,326. Engineering by Spicer Group.

Village Park Paths

Engineered and constructed new asphalt pathways for Village Park in Fall of 2010. Contracted awarded to Blue Ribbon Contracting, Inc. Project Cost $70,000.

New Community Events LED Message Board

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

sign frame created and donated by Tom Tinsley, owner 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 - Home of the Belleville Skatepark. Project cost $12,500

Downtown Marketing Campaign


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 annually.

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.

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


See www.buyitinbelleville.com

for business listings and 

Downtown events

Join us in supporting local business.. Buy It In Belleville: Invest in
your community. 


Partner with the DDA to improve Downtown commercial buildings.

DDA Development and 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 and flag in traffic island at Five Points. Cost $8,150.  Completed August 2008.

Downtown Facade Improvement Program

Program provides commercial property owners with grants up to $10,000 and

zero interest loans up to $10,000 for building facade improvements.  Program

materials and applications are available from the DDA office. Program launched Jan 2009.  Proposed investment in 2010: $50,000.

DDA newsletter - Around Downtown

A quarterly publication covering DDA projects and programs, mailed to residents and business owners. Launched Spring 2008. Cost $12,000.

flag pole

Previous Projects

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
ed Fall 2006

Downtown Design

Guidelines Initiative
Cost $30,000
ted 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 Subdivision
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 Engineering               
Cost $14,750
Completed June 2005

Update TIF Plan

Cost $4200/Completed Jan 2009
Cost $5000/Completed September 2005

Main Street Striping Program
Cost $35,000
Completed Summer of 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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