11111 Wayne Road, Romulus, MI 48174
Downtown Development Authority, also referred to as the DDA, is a board of nine
local businesspeople and residents that together with Mayor LeRoy D. Burcroff
and our elected officials work to promote the economic growth, development and
revitalization of our city’s original Central Business District.
These responsibilities include the development and implementation of long range plans for public facilities and infrastructure, the acquisition and disposal of property, the restoration and preservation of all buildings and the correction and prevention of deterioration.)
The DDA promotes economic development through capital improvement projects, with the intent that it will stimulate private investment, create jobs and expand the tax base.
Current projects include increasing the marketing of the available properties and opportunities within the downtown. The DDA is working with a consultant to develop a proposal for multi-unit brownstone-type housing. The DDA is also working with realtors and interested businesses to open additional retail within our DDA boundaries.
Downtown is also the home of our annual Romulus Pumpkin Festival and Parade of Lights. Each year, on the third full weekend in September, our festival begins with a night parade where everything is lighted from bicycles to cement trucks. Thousands of people line Goddard Road to wait for the fun. Our street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts and games for all ages. You can enter a pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or a pumpkin seed-spitting contest. Visit or enter our Classic Car Show or just relax and listen to the music. Our Downtown Festival is a celebration of friends and family; a harvest celebration that generates enthusiastic spirit and regenerates our sense of Community.