DDA TIM 1980s The DDA initiated land use and zoning policy for a compact, mixed- use Downtown, allowing for the development of thousands of residential units to create a live-work- play destination. 1965 1970s Following a period of suburban flight, the DDA purchased more than a dozen acres of blighted and vacant land to stimulate development. Destinations like the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Main Library, Museum of Art, and Riverwalk all exist due to the vision of early DDA leaders. THE DDA WAS ESTABLISHED BY SPECIAL ACT OF THE FLORIDA STATE LEGISLATURE. 8.