Blackman Charter Township Downtown Development Authority
The Blackman Charter Township DDA (BDDA) was created by Ordinance No. 55 of the Blackman Charter Township Board on November 21, 1988. The district was created to encourage and assist development in the area primarily southwest of the I-94 and Airport Road interchange. In 1993, the BDDA was reinstated and boundaries were expanded to include a portion of Scheele Industrial Park northeast of the I-94 and Airport Road interchange and south on Airport Road to a point where a proposed waterline extension would connect with an existing water line on Argyle Road. The expansion also included several parcels of land adjacent to Meijer. In 2004, the BDDA expanded to the east with a northern border of Springport Road, an eastern border of US-127, and a southern border of the parcels along Boardman Road, back to the original Authority western boundary.
One North Kitchen & Bar
One North Kitchen & Bar is a sports bar with a family atmosphere that opened in 2018. The restaurant is located within the Blackman DDA at 2115 Bondsteel Drive. One North is 8,000 square feet, seats roughly 300 people and employs about 130 people in Jackson.
Towneplace Suites by Marriott
The TownePlace Suites by Marriott opened their doors at 2002 Bondsteel Drive in the Blackman DDA on December 28, 2018. The hotel has 102 rooms, a pool and fitness center and offers breakfast each morning. An outdoor patio with Weber grills and a fire pit are also featured. Courtyard by Marriott neighbors TownePlace Suites and is anticipated to open in summer 2019 with approximately 90 rooms.
Home2 Suites opened in November 2018, and is located at 2704 Bob McClain Drive. The four-story, 83-room hotel is an extended stay hotel, perfect for someone on a lengthy business trip. Home2 Suites employs approximately 22 people.
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Information & Resources
BDDA BOARD MEETING INFORMATION FOR 2021/2022
Current documentation required by P.A. 57 is posted on this partner page, documentation since the Act’s inception of January 1, 2019 is available at the municipality, open to the public at 1990 Parnall Road, Jackson, MI 49201.
The BDDA Board meets quarterly at 7:00 a.m. in the Blackman Charter Township Meeting Hall. The next BDDA Board meeting is scheduled for August 10, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. If you need to reach BDDA Staff – Alex Masten, Debbie Kelly or Emily Cones, please call us at 517-788-4455. Please note that if you are looking for a specific document, all BDDA documents are housed at Blackman Charter Township for public viewing at 1990 W. Parnall Road, Jackson, MI 49201 or by calling 517-788-4345.