Downtown Milford Inc. is a non-profit organization (as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) continually promoting quality civic, commercial and cultural development of the historic central business district, which is the heart of community life in Milford, DE. In 2008, DMI was recognized as one of Delaware’s Main Street programs and received national Main Street accreditation in 2009 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. DMI has maintained accreditation each year since then. To learn more about the Main Street approach visit Downtown Delaware or National Main Street.
The Downtown Milford District is currently defined as the area roughly bound by North Front Street on the north, Church Street on the west, Causey Avenue/SE Front Street on the South and Denny Row/Washington Street on the East. This area is shown on the DMI map.
Members of DMI are merchants and residents of the downtown area—and anyone else who would like to contribute to the improvement of this vital part of Milford. DMI’s board of directors and committees are responsible for planning and implementing various projects. Please contact us if you would like to become a member of Downtown Milford Inc. or would like additional information about DMI.
The members of DMI want to preserve this area’s rich historic heritage and bring new life and purpose to it. We have focused on:
- developing the area’s infrastructure through projects such as the Downtown Streetscape Program and the Mispillion Riverwalk;
- improving the quality of our downtown real estate through programs such as our matching grant program for structural and facade improvements;
- attracting and supporting businesses which can make the most productive use of the downtown real estate, for example through our revolving small business loan program;
- organizing and supporting community events in the downtown area such as Saturday Farmers’ Market, Bug & Bud Festival, Holiday Stroll, and Santa’s House.
DMI members and supporters have been meeting on a regular basis since 1993. Currently DMI Board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in City Hall at 201 S. Walnut Street.