Corridor Improvement Authority Act - PA 280 of 2005
What - The Corridor Improvement Authority is a Mayoral Appointed board of volunteers who set improvement priorities for public property within a Corridor Improvement District. The district is typically along a commercial corridor and can use Tax Increment Financing, Special Assessments, Bonds, and Donations to fund specific public infrastructure improvements like: beautification, sidewalks, bike racks, street "furniture," parking improvements, bike lanes, and façade grants.
Who - The Corridor Improvement Authority is overseen by a joint board made up by adjoining municipalities and business owners in the district. For instance, the Michigan Ave. CIA board is made up of representatives from the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing and the Charter Township of Lansing, as well as members of the business community along Michigan Ave.
Why - The Authority's goal is to carry out the vision of the affected municipalities and business community. The CIAs in Lansing were created to better unify the look and function of the corridor for visitors, residents, and businesses alike. The end result will create the finest commercial corridors in Michigan, connecting the State Capitol, Michigan State University, and all adjoining municipalities.