Dear Blissfield resident and/or business owner:

Led by a Board of community leaders, public officials, business owners, and residents, the Blissfield Downtown Development Authority (DDA) promotes the revitalization and economic growth of Downtown Blissfield.  Since 1992, the Blissfield DDA has undertaken many streetscape, business, parking and public projects to benefit the downtown, and the community. 

The DDA's current 1992 Plan is in need of an update so that this community reinvestment can continue.  This Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan will outline the goals and objectives of the DDA, future projects, and funding and grant opportunities.  The projects chosen will align with the broader goals set forth by the Village of Blissfield and will be supported by funds that are specifically intended to be used for downtown investment and redevelopment.  

We invite you to share your thoughts and ideas for downtown Blissfield by participating in this survey.

If you have any questions, additional comments, or would like to be added to a mailing list for updates on the DDA, please contact the Blissfield DDA Office at (517) 486-3642 or at mainstreet@blissfieldmichigan.gov

Thank you for your time and continued support of downtown BIissfield!

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Blissfield DDA District Boundary

Blissfield DDA District Boundary

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* 1. Prior to seeing the above map which outlines the boundary of the Downtown Development District, did you know that Blissfield's DDA stretches along the majority of US 223 / West Adrian Street and includes many properties that are outside of the historic downtown area?

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* 2. How frequently do you visit downtown Blissfield? Check all that apply.

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* 3. What do you typically visit downtown Blissfield for? Check all that apply.

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* 4. Have you ever had an amazing idea on how to improve Blissfield's downtown?  Here is your chance to let the Village know!  Your idea can be big or small, simple or wild.  Share your interesting thoughts below!

For some ideas to get you started, consider the downtown sidewalk and bike network, number and variety of businesses, parks and recreation, entertainment opportunities, beautification, and more.

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* 5. What should be preserved in downtown Blissfield? Check your top 3 choices:

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* 6. What needs to be improved in downtown Blissfield today?  Rank the following, with '1' being the highest priority.

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* 7. What needs to be created in downtown Blissfield? Check all that apply.

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* 8. What is important to you about the appearance of buildings and places downtown?  Check all that apply.

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* 9. When a new building is built downtown or an existing building is redeveloped, should the height of these buildings:

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* 10. What means of transportation would you like to use when visiting downtown Blissfield? Check all that apply.

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* 11. Where would you like to see new bike racks placed downtown? Include cross streets, businesses or other landmarks to describe the ideal location.

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* 12. Would you be willing to pay for parking downtown, either metered on-street parking or surface lot parking?

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* 13. If you could prioritize one thing to change for Blissfield's downtown, what would it be?

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* 14. What programs/services/events do you suggest the DDA offer?

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* 15. Do you think the DDA Board should partner more with:

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* 16. What uses / destinations / shops do you wish were in downtown Blissfield that are not there today?

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* 17. Below are DDA sponsored initiatives and events. How successful do you think these have been?

  Successful Neutral Unsuccessful Not Aware of this Project
$82,500 in COVID Relief Grants and Loans to Local Businesses
$12,000 in Façade Grants for Local Businesses (2020 only)
Blissfield Business Gift Certificate Campaigns
Welcome Baskets for New Residents
Downtown Blissfield Car & Bike Show
 Blissfield Tractor Cruise-In
Antiques in Autumn
Festival Trees (Partnership with Girls Scouts)
Yuletide Cheer

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* 18. What DDA projects are essential for the future success of downtown Blissfield? Check your number 1 priority:

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* 19. If you are a business/property owner, what would be most helpful? Check all that apply.

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* 20. What does your business need help with to be more successful?  Leave blank if not a business owner.

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* 21. If you are a business owner / property owner,  what is the best way for the DDA to reach you?

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* 22. Check all that apply.  I am a:

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* 23. What is your age range?

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* 24. What is your gender identity?

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* 25. What is your race and/or ethnicity?

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* 26. Optional:  Share your email address below if you would like to receive updates on the progress of the Blissfield DDA/TIF Plan.  Please include any other thoughts you have regarding downtown Blissfield below. 

Thank you again for your feedback!

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