Will BDL administer the Business Improvement District
Nonprofit Administration of the Downtown Lewiston Business Improvement District
How Beautiful Downtown Lewiston Revitalization Corporation would administer the Lewiston Business Improvement District
Idaho Code enables a local government to form a Business Improvement District and designate an Idaho nonprofit to administer the funds. As the 501c3 nonprofit Main Street program that’s lead revitalization of downtown Lewiston since 2003, Beautiful Downtown Lewiston Revitalization Corporation (BDL) believes we have the organizational capacity and catalytic leadership to administer this program.
BDL is grateful for the community’s volunteer and financial support since the organization’s founding in 2003. The proposed BID would expand BDL’s overall budget to enable the organization to expand its services.
BDL would continue to seek voluntary memberships from businesses who rent their tenant space in the district and from businesses located outside of the district boundaries.
Sponsorships would still be offered for popular events like the Price is Right Downtown, Lewiston’s Downtown Artwalk, and Pumpkin Palooza.
BDL would continue to seek grants to assist in completing the BID’s scope of work. Most grants, however, do not provide funding for overhead expenses, so grants are shown as a small revenue stream in the proposed budget.
As a 501c3, all donations directly to BDL are tax-deductible. BDL will continue to seek donations from community members who share our vision for a revitalized downtown Lewiston.
What BDL-specific perks would ratepayers receive if BDL administers the BID?
If desingated to administer the Business Improvement District, Beautiful Downtown Lewiston would provide all ratepayers with at least a minimum level of BDL membership.