BID & DBI - Summary Comparison

  BID  DBI
Name Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District Downtown Boulder, Incorporated
In a Nutshell... A special taxing district approved by property owners within a defined physical area. The revenues go to operational maintenance and promoting the business district. A non-profit organization of merchants and business interests focused on promoting the downtown through event production, business interest organization and political advocacy.
Location The geographic area of the BID is a 34-block sector stretching north-south from approximately Spruce Street to Arapahoe Avenue and East-West from approximately 20th Street to 8th Street. The office location for DBI is 1942 Broadway, Suite 301 (southeast corner of Pearl Street and Broadway)
Mission To retain, expand, and attract businesses and investment that improve the downtown environment, resulting in the establishment of Downtown Boulder as the premier business, cultural and entertainment destination in the Colorado Front Range. The Downtown Boulder BID is working to create one of the great downtowns of the world. To maintain Downtown Boulder as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Downtown as the heart of the community.
Primary Responsibilities

The BID Operations Program works to make Downtown Boulder a beautiful, safe and fun place. The BID offers comprehensive maintenance services for the entire district including trash removal, graffiti removal and downtown security.

BID staff also works to make Downtown Boulder a vital commercial area for offices, shops, restaurants and services. The BID works to improve parking convenience and sponsors community events to enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors.

DBI’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through event production, business interest organization and political advocacy.
Funding The funding for the BID comes from property taxes in a 34-block neighborhood. Property owners have elected to tax themselves to make their community cleaner, safer and more vibrant. DBI’s funding comes from event revenues and DBI membership fees.
Activities The BID sponsors events year round, such as networking events, free summer concerts in the afternoons and evenings, Open Arts Fest, Fall Festival, Munchkin Masquerade, Lights of December Parade and much more. DBI’s contracts with the BID to organize and produce events year-round, such as networking events, free summer concerts in the afternoons and evenings, Open Arts Fest, Fall Festival, Munchkin Masquerade, Lights of December Parade and much more.
Staffing The BID has a paid staff as well as a Board of Directors. It also employs operations personnel and “ambassadors” who provide information and assistance to downtown visitors. DBI has a Board of Directors. DBI contracts with the BID to utilize its staff to execute its mission.


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