ABOUT THE BID
In 1994 the first Business Improvement District, Pikes Peak Avenue BID, was adopted and approved. Following two voter-approved expansions, the current BID, the Greater Downtown Colorado Springs Business Improvement District, was organized in 2001 and now encompasses approximately 30 blocks. The services, facilities and improvements provided by the BID are not intended to duplicate or supplant those provided by the City of Colorado Springs within the boundaries of the BID, but rather to enhance the downtown experience. The BID is financed by a 5 mill levy on real and personal property within the district.
Mission of the BID
Since the inception of the district, the objectives of the BID have been, and continue to be, revitalization of Downtown by attracting residents, merchants, businesses, office users, entrepreneurs, corporate headquarters, entertainment, culture and the arts; all will increase the customer experience and traffic downtown, better enabling the Downtown to compete for customers and tenants and to position it as a destination point. Key focus areas are public space management, consumer marketing, and parking and transportation.
The BID encompasses roughly 31 blocks of downtown. For a map, go here.