Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is responsible for the economic development and improvement of the downtown area of Delray Beach.

The Authority's primary source of revenue is derived from real property taxes collected from the property owners in the central business district of the City of Delray Beach. The Authority is authorized to levy in each fiscal year an advalorem property tax not exceeding one mill to finance its operations.

The Authority's main areas of involvement in the downtown development include: Marketing and Promotion of the Downtown district (and its neighborhoods - The Ave [Atlantic Avenue], SOFA [South of Atlantic], The Set [West Atlantic], Pineapple Grove, US1 and Beachside) as seen through the DowntownDelrayBeach.com site, Social Media, print, television, digital media, and public relations, as well as Merchant Programs of the Night and Day Downtown Delray campaign and programs such as Savor the Avenue, Delray Beach Fashion Week, Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, the Mother's Day Orchid Giveaway, Shop Small Saturday and more.

The Delray Beach DDA is also responsible for Business Development, Security and Crime, Traffic and Parking (downtown lighting, street banners, pedestrian wayfinding sign systems), and acts as a liaison in comunicating with Local Boards and City Departments.

Hours & Admission
The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.
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