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
Planning Phase
Contact: Steering Committee

HUB/Third Avenue BID (Expansion)
Planning Phase
Contact: Michael Brady, Executive Director

Throggs Neck
Outreach Phase
Contact: Steering Committee

13th Avenue Dyker Heights
Outreach Phase
Contact: Varun Sanyal, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Coney Island
Planning Phase
Contact: Alliance for Coney Island

Court Smith
Outreach Phase
Website: www.courtsmithbid.com
Contact: Steering Committee

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

Hudson Square Connection (Expansion)
Outreach Phase
Phone: 212-463-9160
Website: hudsonsquarebid.org
Contact: Hudson Square Connection

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

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

Maspeth
Planning Phase
Contact: Michael Weiss, Consultant


Contact us for more information.