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 Revelopment Liquor Licenses
  • Recommend tax incentives for individual projects
  • Support district-wide marketing and promotional activities

Business Improvement District:

The Uptown Business Improvement District (BID) is a district made up of non-residential properties in a defined geographic boundary. Beginning in 2013 property owners came together to request that the city use its assessment powers to create a fund specifically designated for Uptown. 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 does the BID do?

  • Develop and distribute Uptown marketing and branding materials throughout the city and the region
  • Supplement existing city services with streetscape maintenance and enhancements
  • Engage in cooperative advertising in a variety of print and social media formats
  • Work to recruit and retain businesses in Uptown
  • Organize special events and activities throughout the year