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Historic Lapeer

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Why should you be in Historic Lapeer?

Historic Downtown Lapeer is the heart of Lapeer County. It is located off of the I-69 international trade corridor in Michigan’s thumb region. With its small town charm and rich history it could be just the place you’ve been looking for.

  • Downtown Lapeer is a pedestrian friendly downtown, including walking paths, bike trails, and a large public park system.
  • Our annual Downtown events include the Historic Farmers Market of Lapeer, the Lapeer Cruise, Summer Concert Series, Lapeer Days – Michigan’s largest FREE festival, Halloween Treat Walk, Winterfest, and more!
  • The Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer which includes Gallery 194 and the Historic PIX Theatre. The center hosts live theatre, concerts, art classes, theatre workshops, and art exhibits from local, national, and international artists.
  • The Lapeer County Heritage Museum, home of the Lapeer County Historical Society and the Lapeer County Genealogy Society Research Center.
  • Downtown Lapeer is home to Michigan’s oldest continuously operating courthouse and one of the 10 oldest in the country.
  • Downtown Lapeer is home to the Marguerite de Angeli Library and a short distance away from Mott Community College, and Lapeer High School and athletic facilities.
  • Plenty of free parking that allows easy access to restaurants, shopping, and services. 

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DDA Business Programs


Are you a business owner or someone wanting to advertise for something going on in Downtown Lapeer, such as events, specials, or even just your business? 

Contact your Lapeer Main Street DDA for information about utilizing our electronic sign on M-24! Get the attention of all the drivers buzzing through town and promote your local business. 

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DDA Business Programs

DDA Building Improvement Loan

The DDA offers qualified businesses in DDA District a loan for building improvements that meet criteria. The loan fund is managed cooperatively by Lapeer Main Street, Inc, the Lapeer DDA and the Lapeer Development Corporation (LDC). Over a dozen buildings have benefited

DDA Sign Assistance Program

The DDA will provide 50% of the cost to design, construct, and install exterior signage up to a maximum value of $300 to businesses in the DDA District. Over 20 businesses benefited.

Lapeer Development Corporation

If you need assistance getting your business off the ground, the Lapeer Development Corporation (LDC) may be able to help. LDC serves business owners in Lapeer County by identifying suitable properties, assisting in securing development  funds, and acting as your local, state, and federal government liaison. LDC also provides marketing information, business consulting, tax incentive, and job training assistance.

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