About Howell Main Street Inc./DDA
Howell Main Street Inc./DDA is a volunteer-led organization focused on creating a vibrant, strong, and economically viable downtown.
Our mission is accomplished by using the Main Street Four-Point Approach™ to further our commitment to historic preservation, infrastructure improvements, quality events, and promoting downtown Howell as the heart and hub of the community.
Downtown Howell has become a true destination for residents and visitors who seek quality retail shops, excellent restaurants, and lively evening entertainment-all housed in our charming historic buildings. We are continually making improvements to our downtown streetscape and green spaces and encouraging property owners to restore as well as rehabilitate their properties in our National Registered Historic District. We manage our downtown so that it is thriving. Throughout our downtown you will find vibrant seasonal displays, attractive sidewalk cafes, an exceptional seasonal farmers market, new bike lanes, and artist-designed bike racks.
The Howell Main Street DDA produces year round promotional events, keeping our sidewalks and parking lots full of shoppers and diners. We advocated for and installed the splash pad/ice rink that brings families from the area into downtown, no matter the season. We completed the burying all of the utilities downtown. The DDA’s budget has grown significantly through grants, sponsorships, and our comprehensive fundraising efforts to raise $200,000 annually from individual donations and through our highly anticipated fundraising events. Without the work of hundreds of tireless volunteers, none of what we accomplished in the last 5 years would have been possible.