For Businesses

BID/CID Information

Corridor Improvement District:

The Uptown Corridor Improvement District (CID) allows the use of tax increment financing (TIF) to make capital improvements within our established commercial district. A CID is designed to assist development by reinvesting the tax dollars the city already collects right back into our district. The CID is governed by a city-appointed board called a Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA), which is comprised of local property owners, business owners, and one resident of the district.

What does the CID do?

  • Invest in public infrastructure improvements
  • Grant Special Development Liquor Licenses
  • Recommend tax incentives for individual projects

Business Improvement District:

The Uptown Business Improvement District (BID) is a district made up of non-residential properties in a defined geographic boundary. Property owners in Uptown came together and used the city’s assessment powers to assess themselves. This self-funding mechanism is used to maintain, develop, and promote the district. It does not replace city services, but enhances the district as a destination place for shopping, dining, working, and living.

What kinds of projects could a BID do?

  • Marketing & branding
  • Enhanced waste receptacles & sidewalk sweeping
  • Cooperative advertising
  • Business recruitment & retention
  • Special events
  • Seasonal decorations & district banners
  • Wayfinding signage