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Downtown Gaylord

Downtown Gaylord

Gaylord, Michigan's Alpine Village, enjoys a long-standing tradition of independently owned shops which means great variety and unique offerings for the shopper.

Owners take pride in handpicking the items on their shelves and put their reputation behind what they sell. Service is top-notch in our small shops where you’ll often be assisted by the owner in finding what you need. 

Whether it’s a gift for a friend, family member or perhaps yourself you’ll find it in downtown Gaylord! And, we know you’ll come away not only with a quality item but a shopping experience you’ll truly appreciate. We invite you to shop well and often.

See what’s happening this month in downtown Gaylord.

See what’s happening this month in downtown Gaylord.

Downtown Development Authority

Tax Increment Financing & Development Plan, Gaylord Downtown Development Authority

The need for expanding the city’s ability to undertake public improvements that strengthen the downtown area is evidenced by the lack of growth in property values and the limited private investment that has occurred. It is the purpose of this Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan to establish the legal basis and procedure for the use of tax increment revenues in accordance with Public Act 197 of 1975. 

As a guide in the identification of public improvements that would stimulate private investments, the Downtown Development Authority outlined its vision for Gaylord in the future and established goals that would assist in reaching that future.

DDA Agenda & Minutes

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Downtown Development Authority, Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

2021 DDA Meeting Schedule

NOTICE of Rescheduled Meeting August 2021

Gaylord City Hall, 305 E. Main Street, Gaylord, Michigan 49735


Become a Gaylord Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors

Interested in Joining the Gaylord Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors?

DDA Board Member Application Form

Additional DDA Info

Pavilion On Court

Pavilion On Court is an area dedicated to special events targeted to draw additional visitors to the downtown area.

Pavilion On Court is an area dedicated to special events targeted to draw additional visitors to the downtown area. The DDA Friday Night Concert Series, the DDA sponsored Blocktoberfest, the Gaylord Downtown Farmers Market, the Antiques & Collectibles Show, and Alpenfest are just a few examples of events that utilize the Pavilion On Court.

We encourage all entities planning community events to consider the Pavilion On Court as its primary meeting place. Though Pavilion On Court is a community gathering place, it is not intended for private family get-togethers or picnics.

The Gaylord Downtown Farmers Market grows agriculture, stimulates economy and strengthens community.”

Dowtown Farmers Market

2021 Market Dates/Times:

Saturdays May 29 through October 30 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesdays, July 7 through October 13 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Downtown Gaylord under the Pavilion on Court!

The Gaylord Farmers Market is one of the most unique outdoor farmer's markets you'll find in Northern Michigan.

Our beautiful downtown Gaylord hosts one of the best Farmer’s Market’s during the season. There you will find fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, and more. Many vendors also sell hand made items and crafts as well. It’s a truly great family environment and supports our local farmers. You and your family are sure to love it!

For more information please review the available downloads.

Stay Informed On All Things Gaylord

There's a lot going on in the Alpine Village of Gaylord. From Farmer's Markets to Blocktoberfest, to the Alpine Parade, you won't want to miss out on new event information as the year kicks into full gear. Simply sign up below with your name and email and we'll keep you in the loop.

Industrial Park

The Gaylord Industrial Park is one of the most unique industrial parks that you will find anywhere.

It offers lots varying in size from one-acre to four-acres. It typically allows manufacturing businesses and certain commercial uses as well. It also is extremely beautiful. The “Park” is actually kept in the name and is incorporated in the design. Most of the lots are wooded with mature trees and a nine-acre landscaped park welcomes visitors to the entrance of the industrial park. It incorporates a three-mile trail system that winds through landscaped areas, along curb and gutter roadways, and through wooded areas, encouraging businesses and workers with a true sense that this place is a wonderful environment in which to work.

For more information please review the Gaylord Industrial Park Guidebook for Economic Development

Zoning Forms & Applications

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