The Design Committee of the Blissfield DDA/Main Street program is responsible for physical improvements to downtown Blissfield. The committee works with downtown property owners to take advantage of facade repair/improvement grants. Thanks to the Main Street program, expert facade design renderings are available to interested property owners at no charge (contact DDA Director, Tyler Dotson, at 517-486-3642 for more information).
The DDA/Main Street façade grant is available each year to commercial buildings within the DDA (applications can be found here) . The Design Committee budgets $20,000 a year for this program. Their goal is to work with building/business owners to create and sustain an appealing appearance that works to maintain the historical integrity of the building while providing a practical approach to rehabilitation.
Every year, the Design Committee works with nationally recognized science teacher Gary Koppleman and his B.E.L.L. lab at Blissfield Elementary School for the summer flowers that are planted downtown. The Design Committee also arranges the holiday decorations seen downtown. Both of these projects have added to the overall aesthetics and character of Blissfield.
Meetings for the Design Committee take place on the first Wednesday of the month at the Blissfield Village Hall at 5:30pm. Visitors and new members are encouraged to attend!