The Columbus City Council will consider officially creating a Downtown Business Improvement District at 7 tonight during its next meeting.
The proposed Downtown Business Improvement District boundaries go from the alley south of 11th Street to the alley north of 14th Street between 23rd Avenue and 33rd Avenue and the Evans House, 2204 14th St. See the map here.
The BID Board, a volunteer group made of local downtown business/property owners, previously announced after months of collecting public feedback that it was ready to see final approval from the City Council for its proposed assessment. The assessment that was shared with the public and will be presented to City Council is based on a $200 per $100,000 valuation per county records, with a $750 cap per property. It would net $45,827.26 in year one, but the City of Columbus would also match that amount, to give the board a first-year budget of approximately $91,654.52. Watch the video summary of BID efforts so far on the City's YouTube channel here.
Please note the Committee of the Whole will meet at 5:30 p.m. today. You can see the agenda for that meeting here.
The meetings will take place in the City Council Chambers, 1369 25th Ave. in downtown Columbus.