Downtown property owners have voted to create a Business Improvement Zone with an strong 86% weighted approval. The BIZ represents a major milestone for Detroit and a tremendous vote of confidence from those who have invested in its future. Thanks to all Downtown property and business owners for making the Downtown Detroit BIZ a reality!
Over the coming months, DDP will create the BIZ administrative functions so that services are ready for delivery in the final quarter of 2014
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We've moved closer to creating a unified Downtown District. Keep Downtown clean, safe and inviting—that’s what the BIZ will do once it’s formed.
Downtown Detroit BIZ Timeline
February 3, 2014 – DDP initiates BIZ formation process by filing a petition with the Detroit City Clerk
March 4, 2014 – Detroit City Council votes unanimously (9-0) to authorize the property owner vote
April 15, 2014 – The BIZ is adopted with an 86% weighted property owner vote
7.2 SQ MI is the data story of a physically and economically changing place. It is a snapshot that captures current information on residing, working, employing, visiting, living, playing, and investing in Greater Downtown. While a celebration of progress, it also acknowledges continued challenges and reveals potential opportunity. Read the report here.