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Welcome to Downtown Manistee

Welcome to Manistee, a charming town nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan. Discover the Downtown Manistee Marketplace, bustling with nearly 150 businesses and community resources. Wander along River Street to find a delightful array of retail shops, galleries, antique stores, and a variety of restaurants. Unwind at our award-winning beaches, explore numerous parks and trails, and savor dining experiences on outdoor decks overlooking the picturesque Manistee River Channel and the Riverwalk. Plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Manistee!

What is the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)?

DDA’s are Tax Increment Financing entities with the City to allocate funds for infrastructure and improvements in a specific area, your DDA District. These funds support the enhancement and engagement of the area.

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What is the Mission of the Manistee Downtown Development Authority?

The mission of the Manistee Downtown Development Authority is to foster the development and promotion of an identifiable and attractive downtown area that will strengthen business  a sense of community ownership.