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Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA)


West Saginaw Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Board Meeting Schedule:
The West Saginaw CIA Board will meet on the second Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in Public Meeting Room A as follows:
August 9 October 11
August 23 (Special Meeting) November 8
September 13 December 13

On May 17, 2021, the Delta Township Board approved the establishment of the West Saginaw Highway Corridor Improvement Authority.  

Board Position Description:
Delta Charter Township is creating a Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) for West Saginaw Highway. Business owners, residents, and property owners can apply to be charter members of this important new board. CIA Board members will help create a vision for the corridor and develop strategies to guide investment and growth. Members should be passionate about creating change and placemaking. Ideal candidates understand the value of collaboration between members of the CIA, the community, public entities, and private interests.  As a member of the CIA Board, you will:

  • Participate in the creation of plans and brainstorm activities that will generate new investment along the Saginaw Highway corridor.
  • Lead a vision that improves the attractiveness and desirability of the area.
  • Provide feedback and direction on new development and streetscape improvements.
  • Establish a brand and identity.
  • Seek to build value for the continued reuse and redevelopment of underutilized sites.
  • Engage and build relationships with businesses and stakeholders.
  • Work with Township staff and consultants, as needed, to advance and implement the Board’s priorities.
If you enjoy contributing to your community to make it a better place, consider applying for an appointment to the CIA Board. Initially, you will be busy reviewing a proposed schedule, bylaws, budget, Development Plan, and Tax Increment Finance Plan (do not worry, we’ll help you learn what this is). After that magic happens, the CIA will generally meet monthly for an hour or two. When activities occur where community input is provided, it is expected that you will participate in these discussions. You are a good listener, thoughtful leader, and consider the short-term as well as long-term impacts of your decisions. Most importantly, you believe that your actions can spark positive change. 
This is an unpaid position. Members are appointed for four-year terms, except for those appointed at the initiation of the CIA, who shall be appointed to staggered terms. Appointments may be renewed.

Function of CIA Board:
According to State law, the CIA Board is responsible for creating the Development Plan and Tax Increment Finance Plan, then carrying out the duties of monitoring fund balances and work plan implementation. At the Township Board’s last meeting, it was determined that nine appointees will be sought. The following composition is needed:

  • the chief executive officer or his/her assignee;
  • five (5) members who are property owners or businesses located in the development area;
  • at least one (1) member who is resident of the development area (or within 1/2 mile); and
  • two (2) members who may be “at large” (no specific criteria).

Application Documents

Documents for Download

Saginaw Highway CIA Map Updated

What is a Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA)?

The Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) act, Public Act 57 of 2018, Part 6, is designed to assist communities with funding improvements in commercial corridors.  Delta Township wishes to utilize the CIA to revitalize the Saginaw Highway Corridor from Broadbent to Waverly Road by providing assistance for public improvements to attract new development and projects and studies to help with redevelopment.

What is Proposed in Delta Township?

The intent to create a Corridor Improvement Authority.  The Delta Township Board on February 15, 2021, declared its intent to establish a Corridor Improvement Authority on Saginaw Highway from Broadbent to Waverly Road.  

“WHEREAS, the Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act, Act 57 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 2018, as amended, MCL 125.4602 et seq., (the “Act”) authorizes the Township to establish a corridor improvement authority and to designate the boundaries of an authority corridor improvement development area (referred to hereafter as “development area”), provided certain criteria required by the Act have been met, for the purpose of correcting and preventing deterioration in business districts, and encouraging and promoting economic growth; and 

WHEREAS, the Township has identified an area within the Township which it proposes be designated an authority corridor improvement development area; and 

WHEREAS, in order to comply with the requirements of the Act, the Township Board wishes to express its intent to establish a corridor improvement authority and designate the boundaries of an authority corridor improvement development area, to determine certain criteria required by the Act are met with respect to the proposed authority corridor improvement development area and to set a public hearing regarding the establishment of the authority and designation of the development area; therefore 

    1. That the Township Board intends to establish the Saginaw Highway Corridor Improvement Authority (the “Authority”) pursuant to the Act; and
    2. That the Township Board further intends to establish an Authority corridor improvement development area to include all property within the boundaries identified in the attached Exhibit A (the “Development Area”); and
    3. That with respect to the Development Area the following criteria, as required by the Act, are met: 
      1. Is adjacent to or is within 500 feet of a road classified as an arterial or collector according to the Federal Highway Administration manual "Highway Functional Classification - Concepts, Criteria and Procedures".
      2. Contains at least 10 contiguous parcels or at least 5 contiguous acres.
      3. More than 1/2 of the existing ground floor square footage in the development area is classified as commercial real property under section 34c of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.34c.
      4. Residential use, commercial use, or industrial use has been allowed and conducted under the zoning ordinance or conducted in the entire development area, for the immediately preceding 30 years.
      5. Is presently served by municipal water or sewer.
      6. Is zoned to allow for mixed-use that includes high-density residential use.
      7. The municipality agrees to all of the following:
      8. To expedite the local permitting and inspection process in the development area.
      9. To modify its master plan to provide for walkable nonmotorized interconnections, including sidewalks and streetscapes throughout the development area.
    4. That a public hearing will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Delta Township Hall (Zoom information to be provided), to consider the establishment of the Authority and the designation of the Development Area; and
    5. That in accordance with the Act, notice of the public hearing shall be given by
      1. publication of a notice of public hearing twice in Lansing State Journal, a newspaper of general circulation in the City, not less than 20 days, nor more than 40 days before the hearing,
      2. mailing a notice of public hearing by first-class mail to
      3. the property taxpayers of record in the proposed Development Area,
      4. the governing body of each taxing jurisdiction levying taxes within the proposed Development Area and
      5. the Michigan State Tax Commission not less than 20 days before the hearing and
      6. posting notice of the public hearing in at least 20 conspicuous and public places in the proposed Qualified Development Area at least 20 days before the hearing.”

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7710 West Saginaw Hwy
Lansing MI 48917
Phone: (517) 323-8500
Fax: (517) 323-8599
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