Business Improvement District
Who We Are
The Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID) is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado formed in 1999. The BID encompasses a 49-block taxing district approved by downtown property owners to cultivate a cleaner, safer and more vibrant downtown community. The tax revenue is used by the BID to provide maintenance services that supplement those provided by the City of Boulder and to provide a comprehensive consumer marketing and communication program.
Marketing and Communications
The Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District markets and promotes the district to both consumers and investor audiences. These efforts include: advertising, branding, event marketing, banners, brochures, printed collateral materials, newsletters, public relations, social media, digital media and market research.
BID funding for operations and maintenance services throughout the district includes trash pickup, graffiti and sidewalk gum removal, snow shoveling, holiday lights, plant maintenance and banner program. The BID has an operations team working daily to maintain a clean and appealing downtown district.
The BID funds economic vitality efforts including, tenant recruitment for both retail and office spaces and support services for small businesses. In conjunction with the city and community partners, the BID co-funds biennial Intercept Surveys and occasional retail and resident studies.
2020 BID Board of Directors
2020 Board Members
Phil Dumontet - Whole Sol Blend Bar
Jay Elowsky - Pasta Jay's
Liza Getches - Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz
Nate Litsey - WW Reynolds
John Reynolds - JZ Reynolds, LLC
Adrian Sopher - Sopher Sparn Architects, LLC
Erik Abrahamson (alternate) - CBRE