Metropolitan Improvement District Renewal

Founded by the Downtown Seattle Association in 1999 through a city of Seattle ordinance, the Metropolitan Improvement District is a business-improvement area in downtown Seattle spanning 285 square blocks in six downtown neighborhoods. With funding from commercial and residential property owners within the MID boundaries, DSA provides an array of services to ensure a clean, safe and welcoming downtown for all. The DSA manages the MID, and an advisory board of 35 property owners recommends an annual budget and work plan and provides ongoing input and oversight.

The MID ordinance was renewed by the Seattle City Council in 2013 and is up for renewal in 2023. The 2023-2033 MID Business Plan is now circulating for approval.

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MID Renewal Public Meeting

Downtown property owners, managers and residents gathered virtually in July and in person in November 2022 for public meetings to discuss the renewal of downtown Seattle’s Metropolitan Improvement District.

Renewal requires support from ratepayers paying a majority of the assessment within the MID boundaries and ultimate approval by the Seattle City Council and Seattle mayor.

Participants at these meetings:

  • Got an overview of the MID’s history, current scope of services and proposed new 10-year plan
  • Learned more about the renewal process and timeline
  • Had the opportunity to ask questions of MID Board leaders and DSA/MID staff
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