Downtown Durham Inc

Downtown Durham, Inc. Hosts BID Priorities Meeting

Downtown Durham, Inc. will host a Business Improvement District FY 18-19 Priorities Meeting on Wednesday, May 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Historic Parrish Street Forum located at 108 West Parrish St. The meeting is to gather input from businesses, property owners and residents located in the downtown Durham Business Improvement District (BID) regarding the district’s needs for the upcoming year.

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. Please visit to register.

Downtown Durham, Inc. is a 501(c) 6 organization, formed in 1993 to serve as a catalyst for downtown revitalization. In 2012, the City created the downtown Business Improvement District. The downtown BID is a defined geographic area where property owners pay an additional tax in order to fund a variety of services that enhance, not replace, existing municipal services within the district’s boundaries. Since the downtown BID was created in 2012, the city has contracted with DDI to provide the following services in the district: Clean & Safe, Economic Development, Marketing and Communications and Special Events.

To determine whether a property is located within the downtown BID, view this map on the City’s website:  

For 25 years, Downtown Durham, Inc. has been the economic development engine for downtown Durham, NC. With more than $1.7 billion in investment since 2000, downtown Durham is home to more than 60 retail stores, 100 restaurants and bars, and 1,700 residential units – all in an area just under one square mile. As the entity responsible for the business improvement district, DDI provides resources to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and to attract visitors and residents to downtown businesses, venues and events. For more information, visit

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