Downtown Development Authority

7227 Huron Ave., Lexington, MI 48450
Phone: (810) 359-8631

Doing Business In Lexington

The Lexington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) supports the Village’s efforts to maintain and grow its charming downtown center with events, physical improvements, enhanced services, and more. DDAs are governed by Michigan Act 57 of 2018. The DDA consists of up to 12 members representing a range of businesses and interests. It meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at Village Hall in addition to holding two informational meetings each year as required by law.

For more information on the DDA, check out the following items:


Façade Improvement Program: A flagship DDA program, the Façade Improvement Program helps local businesses make improvements to their buildings to further enhance the downtown’s appeal. For more information and an application, click here.

Interested in applying to join the DDA? Please review the following, DDA Board Member Expectations and Interests.  Members must be able to attend monthly meetings, bring an open mind to discussions, and be willing to put in some hours outside of meeting time to meet the DDA’s goals. Visit the Boards & Commissions Appointments page for details on the process.

Want to learn more about DDAs and downtown development in general? Check out these resources:

Current DDA Plan (here)


The Demographics

  • Village Population: 1,178
  • Sanilac County Population: 43,114
  • The population within 20 minutes – St. Clair County 160,000
  • The Blue Water International Bridge to Sarnia, Ontario is 22 miles away with a population of 72,300; Lambton County population is 128,000

Mission Statement:  To take the Village of Lexington’s history into the future through preservation, restoration and promotion.

Open Positions

Permits & Applications

DDA Personnel

The Village of Lexington Downtown Development Authority typically meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise posted).  Meetings are held in the conference room of the village hall, 7227 Huron Ave., Lexington, MI  48450 unless otherwise posted.