BID Assessment Schedule

Funding from Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) provide an avenue for local businesses to enhance services to their area over and above those provided by the City. The Downtown BID spends the majority of its assessments on marketing services, quarterly sidewalk cleaning and custodial services, street furniture improvements, and holiday lighting. Below is the assessment schedule for 2015:

2015 Downtown BID Fee Schedule

Business Type Fee Formula
Retail $100.16 + $12.88 per employee  
Service (inc. Financial) $100.16 + $12.88 per emlpoyee  
Restaurant    
            Without ABC $100.16 + $6.26 per seat  1
            With ABC $100.16 + $7.86 per seat 2
Professional (inc. Insurance) $100.16 + $12.88 per employee  
Theater $100.16  
Wholesale $100.16  
Manufacturing $100.16  
Contractor $100.16  
Commercial Rental $21.90 + 0.006262 per sq. ft. 3
Residential Rental $21.90 4
Hotel $21.90 per unit  
Laundromat $100.16  
  1. 20 seats or less, no seat assessment fees. Over 20 seats, $6.26 per seat starting with Seat 21. 
    eg. For 50 seats, total charge is $100.16 (base fee) + $187.80 (30 seats x $6.26) = $287.96
  2. 20 seats or less, no seat assessment fees. Over 20 seats, $7.86 per seat starting with Seat 21.
    eg. For 50 seats, total charge is $100.16 (base fee) +235.80 $(30 seats x $7.86) = $335.96
  3. Base fee is $21.90 per unit. For every additional sq. ft over 2,000; multiply excess by $0.006262.
    eg. 2,500 sq. ft., total charge is $21.90 + $3.13 (500 sq. ft. x $0.006262) = $25.03
  4.  If you own 1-3 units, there is no charge. If you own more than 3 units, you pay $21.90 per unit in excess of 3 units.
    eg. You own 5 units.  You pay $21.90 x 2 (5 units - 3 units) = $43.80