Downtown Development Authority
The Downtown Development Authority meets once each month. Special meetings may be called as needed.
- Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
- Meeting Location: Montrose County Administration Building Conference Room (317 S 2nd St.)
DDA Board Members
- Scott Riba, Chair, Mountains West Insurance
- Dick Frantz, Treasurer, Colorado West Tool and Pawn
- Debbie Blanchard, D’Medici Footwear, Hypoxia, & Warehouse Clearance
- Dave Bowman, Montrose City Council Liaison
ChaynneCarter, 970 Sports Rewind
- Martha Dusio, DDA District Real Estate Owner
- Dan Mohr, Milagro Wellness Center
- Zander Parker, Parker Consultants & Accountants
- Ken Vail, Healthy Rhythm Community Art Gallery
Interested in serving on the DDA Board? Notices are issued each time that opportunities arise. Individuals interested in serving are invited to submit an application to the City Clerk's Office.
Agendas & Minutes
DDA meeting agendas and minutes are posted regularly to the DDA's website. Meeting notices and agendas are also posted at the main entrance to City Hall (433 S. First St.).
The DDA is a legal entity that may purchase and redevelop property, enact capital improvements, and administrate other programs for economic development.
By state law, the Montrose City Council appoints the DDA Board. The board is comprised of downtown property owners, business owners, and residents. A City Council Member is also appointed to the DDA Board to serve as a liaison between the two governing bodies.
The DDA Board adopts and promulgates rules governing its procedure, including the election of officers. Board members also oversee the business operations of the DDA, participate in creating and implementing long-range plans designed to carry out the purposes of the authority, and promote economic growth within the DDA boundaries.
Downtown Plan of Development
The Montrose Downtown Plan of Development was adopted unanimously by City Council on March 19, 2012. The Plan of Development is the strategic guiding document for the future of Montrose Downtown. It is structured around the Four-Point Main Street Approach. You can learn more about the Main Street Approach at www.mainstreet.org.
Now that it is approved, the Downtown Development Authority can utilize financial incentives that are designed to support existing business and property owners as well as encourage new development and investment.
- Montrose Downtown Development Authority Bylaws
- Colorado Revised Statutes 31-25-8: Downtown Development Authorities describes the structure and authority of Downtown Development Authorities in Colorado.