At the end of June, the Northeast CDC held an educational and conversational presentation about Special Service Districts (SSD) and Business Improvements (BID) and their impact on Central Ave in Northeast Minneapolis. The presentation was followed by an open conversation with community stakeholders.
The conversation that followed led to a number of interesting questions, including:
- What will the actual numbers of a Business Improvement District look like?
- Are there other Special Service or Business Improvement districts that work with snow removal, or is Central unique in that way?
- If an administrator is needed, is a Business Improvement District sustainable?
- What are the expected realistic impacts a Business Improvement District could have?
Over the next year, we’ll be answering these and other questions about the impact of a Business Improvement District along Central Avenue.