Contact: Steering Committee
Third Avenue BID (Expansion)
Contact: Michael Brady, Executive Director
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.
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.
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.
We are currently working with active steering committees in the following neighborhoods to create a new BID or expand an existing district.
Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership (Expansion)
Lower East Side (Expansion)
Contact: Tim Laughlin, Executive Director
Contact: Janet Dugo, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Niles French, Staten Island Economic Development Corporation
Contact: Loretta Cauldwell, Staten Island Business Outreach Center