BID Formations & Expansions

Phase 1: Planning

After contacting us, the first step to form or expand a BID is to create a steering committee of property and business owners, residents and community stakeholders. The steering committee meets to assess the needs of the neighborhood and to draft a plan for the BID based on feedback from the community. The plan must include BID boundaries, programs and services, yearly budget, and how properties will be charged.

Phase 2: Outreach

With a draft plan in place, the steering committee begins to inform the public and build community support for the BID or BID expansion. The Committee holds public meetings, sends mailings, and collects letters of support from property owners and tenants.

Phase 3: Legislative Approval

After our agency has approved the completion of the first two phases, the formal legal process begins. This process includes review, public hearings, recommendations and votes by the local Community Board(s), Borough Board, City Planning Commission, City Council, Mayor and State Comptroller.

To help steering committees in the creation or expansion of a BID, we offer many resources, including templates and sample documents. If you are interested in starting a BID, please submit a BID information inquiry form.

Ongoing Efforts

We are currently working with active steering committees in the following neighborhoods to create a new BID or expand an existing district.

Castle Hill
BID Formation: Planning Phase
Contact the Steering Committee

Morris Park
BID Formation: Legislative Phase
Contact the Steering Committee

Throggs Neck
BID Formation: Outreach Phase
Contact the Steering Committee

13th Avenue Dyker Heights
BID Formation: Outreach Phase
Varun Sanyal, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Contact the Steering Committee

Court Smith Street
BID Formation: Outreach Phase
Website: www.courtsmithbid.com
Contact the Steering Committee

86th Street UES
BID Formation: Outreach Phase
Website: benkallos.com/bid
Contact the Steering Committee

Hudson Square Connection
BID Expansion: Planning Phase
Phone: 212-463-9160
Website: hudsonsquarebid.org
Contact the BID

Lower East Side BID
BID Expansion: Planning Phase
Phone: 212-226-9010
Website: lowereastside.org/expansion

Washington Heights Broadway
BID Formation: Outreach Phase
Website: facebook.com/washingtonheights.broadwaybid
Contact the Steering Committee

Downtown Flushing BID
BID Expansion: Outreach Phase
Phone: 718-888-1805
Website: flushingbid.com


Contact us for more information.