Downtown Improvement District (DID)
The Downtown Improvement District (DID) is a funding tool Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administers to keep certain areas of the urban core clean, attractive, and eventful. Funds go to support a uniformed Clean Team that leads daily sidewalk cleaning, landscaping and beautification, sidewalk snowmelt, restaurant and retail-oriented marketing and promotions, and special events.
Established by the City Commission in 2000 under state law, the DID’s sole revenue source is a special assessment on real property voluntarily approved by business and property owners within the DID district. City Commission approves the DID special assessment and budget. A 14-member Board appointed by the Mayor with concurrence from the City Commission govern the DID. The Board meets as needed. More details are on the City Clerk Page.
Robert Herr, Chair
City of Grand Rapids
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
CWD Real Estate
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process
The City Commission on May 23, 2017 approved the GR DID's budget recommendation for Fiscal Year 2018. The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.
Downtown Improvement District 2015 Renewal Materials
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