The BID was established in May of 1990 by the City of Coeur d’Alene and the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association. Idaho state law allows cities to form a BID for the purpose of improving business in a commercial area. A group of volunteer business people circulated a petition throughout downtown Coeur d’Alene. Persons owning businesses within the proposed 22 block downtown BID signed the petition, which was submitted to the Coeur d’Alene City council. The city held a public hearing and established the Downtown BID.
All business owners in the district are required to pay an annual BID assessment. The City collects the assessments and forwards the funds to the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association. Assessment rates have not been raised since the BID’s inception.
To be the organization that ensures that Downtown Coeur d’Alene is the most attractive and vibrant of any community its size in the Northwest.
To ensure that Downtown remains the recognized heart of a vibrant community. We will work aggressively so that Downtown is thought of as an exciting destination, as having a strong sense of place, and as being a community where people are working together to build a thriving and welcoming environment.
Board of Directors
Clean & Safe Committee
Dedicated to keeping the Downtown picturesque and family-friendly. This committee is involved with projects such as the #ower baskets, the trees along Sherman and Lakeside Avenues, and other amenities such as the street-side benches. They meet the First Friday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the Merritt Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.
Economic Development Committee
Concerned with keeping our business environment healthy and varied. They contact new property owners/managers and maintain a listing of places available for lease. They meet the Second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Merritt Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.
Work to draw visitors and locals alike through events such as Car d’Lane, Street Fair and the Holiday Parade. They meet the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am in the Coeur Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.
Provide both local and far-reaching advertising for year-around promotion of the Downtown Business area. They help coordinate co-opertive programs and advertising tools such as the Downtown Brochure. This committee meets the Fourth Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Merritt Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.
This committee was formed to address the issues of maintaining a vibrant retail environment in the Downtown business district. The committee works as a communication forum for the retail and hospitality businesses and has been responsible for helping to give a voice to the small business owner. They meet the First Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am in the Coeur Conference Room in the Chamber Building located as at 1st & Lakeside.