KONO is defining the new Oakland. KONO District has become the hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area, featuring the Oakland First Fridays Street Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk, which draws between 30,000 and 50,000 attendees each month. Oakland has the second highest per capita of artists in the country and KONO houses 20+ art venues, several murals and public art displays. Along with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Visit KONO to see what all the Oakland hype is about.
Businesses building a stronger community. Arlington Business Partnership (ABP) is a 501C6 nonprofit organization made up of two staff members and a board of directors. Board members represent the 800+ businesses of the Arlington Business District, thus creating a sense of pride for all who live, work, and do business in Arlington. Arlington Business Partnership envisions Arlington as an attractive historic destination for unique shopping, dining, and services.
Part of the excitement behind R Street’s emergence as a vibrant and distinctive district rests in the area’s unique history as the State’s first railroad and industrial corridor. Many brick buildings, landmarks, and street elements still reflect the former rail based business activity that existed for over century. Now, instead of warehouses and industrial shops, R Street’s historic structures are now home to some of the best dining, cocktails, entertainment, art and design that Sacramento has to offer. Take a look at where R Street began and learn what makes this district a celebration of Sacramento’s past while looking to the future.
The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District is an independent non-profit, funded by Temescal property owners that was formed in 2004 to make the Temescal Telegraph commercial corridor more pedestrian-friendly for its residents, build upon the sense of community, and attract new shoppers. Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood leading the Oakland renaissance, full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, celebrating emerging arts and culture in our community.
The Playhouse District Association (PDA) promotes the economic vitality of the Playhouse District as Pasadena’s home for culture, commerce and community through the management of a property-based improvement district (PBID) with 11 Board members, five standing committees and dedicated clean and safe, marketing, public art, and advocacy services.
The Telegraph Business Improvement District works to build a dynamic and inclusive community that works together to improve the pedestrian environment; keep the streets safe and clean; support local businesses, residents, and non-profits; nurture urban innovation that is sustainable, attractive, and inclusive; and relish its prime location in Berkeley adjacent to the best public university in the world.
Formed in 1999 and currently representing 420 active member-businesses across many industries, the Downtown Vacaville BID works in close collaboration with city leaders and community stakeholders to advance common goals and concerns like parking allocation, cleanliness, security, streetscape design and economic/retail development. We also provide ongoing marketing and business support to our merchants and host a full calendar of festival-style music/food events and shopping strolls designed to bring locals and visitors downtown to shop, dine and play.
We are a BID that was established in 1987 as the Tulare Improvement Program. In 2010 we changed our name to the Tulare Downtown Association. We represent over 300 businesses in our district with our Clean & Safe Team, representation of businesses at City Hall and assist in many issues businesses face today.
The LA Fashion District is a culturally, socially and economically diverse community with rich heritage in the fashion industry; a district that is evolving into a future that will include residential and creative opportunities while maintaining its roots in fashion. The LA Fashion District Business Improvement District is dedicated to helping the community be a clean, safe, and friendly place to work, shop, live, and do business.
The purpose of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is to promote the interests of its professional, service and retail members, to enhance the common areas within the BIA area, to facilitate the exchange of business information and ideas, and to promote the highest business and ethical standards.
Located at the front door to Los Angeles, the GatewayLA Business Improvement District is at the cutting edge of the airport’s land-side modernization program, a stone’s throw away from the new NFL stadium in Inglewood and home to the largest concentration of hotel rooms in the City of Angels.
South Park is a flourishing urban neighborhood nestled in the entertainment hub of Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). Housing both the famed Sports & Entertainment District and a vibrant residential community, South Park proudly offers something for everyone. Home to L.A. LIVE, Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theater), STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, California Hospital Medical Center, world-class restaurants, over 6,000 residents, many new development projects, and much more, South Park is the place to be.
The River District PBID is located north of downtown Sacramento at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. The district consists of almost 500 parcels and we represent almost 250 businesses.
The BLVD Association is a Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) composed of property and business owners in downtown Lancaster. Originally formed as a Parking and Business Improvement District in 1989, property owners voted in 2013 to transform the organization into a PBID, thus substantially expanding the Association’s financial resources to better achieve its mission to develop, promote and protect the downtown area. The PBID and its activities aim to build upon the massive streetscape revitalization effort implemented in 2010.Welcome to EditPad.org – your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.
DLBA is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to cultivate, preserve and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous Downtown. By balancing the interests of the residents, as well as business, the DLBA creates tangible progress by way of vested interest and solidified partnerships across local, municipal, and commercial lines.
Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) is an economic development and planning firm that delivers community-based solutions to advance thriving downtowns, corridors and neighborhoods. A national leader in downtown and community development, we advise clients on a wide range of management, marketing, financial, urban design and implementation tactics to help communities and organizations create and sustain dynamic places.
With nearly twenty years’ experience, Civitas provides unparalleled expertise in forming, modifying, and renewing improvement districts.
Improvement districts provide structure and stable funding for economic development through revitalization and marketing efforts. Civitas’ team of experts has guided over 100 districts through the formation, modification, or renewal process. Civitas has formed property and business based districts, city and county wide districts, and improvement and marketing districts. Civitas’ clients are innovative cities, counties, and community organizations working together to create a strong future for their locale.
Civitas provides unmatched expertise in district formation and renewal. Civitas’ founder and current president, John Lambeth, has authored business improvement district laws in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. He helped form California’s first property and business improvement in 1995, a vigorous district that continues to operate today. Civitas has also worked with international districts in South America; in 2011 our efforts led to formation of Central America’s first BID in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Whether your district is old or new, large or small, rural or urban, Civitas’ experience will help you make a difference. Civitas provides comprehensive management of all aspects of the formation, renewal, and modification processes, for an efficient, effective, expertly guided project. Civitas approaches every project with a customer-centric philosophy and works closely with clients and district stakeholders to make their vision reality.
The Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) is a property-based assessment district that encompasses Westwood Village, a unique and vibrant commercial district located on the Westside of Los Angeles. Our district serves a population of over 220,000 people living within a three-mile radius. Bordered on the north by UCLA, Westwood Village is bountiful shopping and restaurant district, welcoming visitors of all interests. Westwood Village is also a cultural mecca and entertainment destination. The WVIA was founded in 2011.