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The West Vernor & Springwells Business Improvement District (BID) will have its renewal vote on September 28, 2017. This means the property owners within the BID will vote on weather to tax themselves in order to provide funds to maintain, improve and enhance the shopping district to create a clean, comfortable and secure place for residents, customers and visitors to enjoy. The BID was established in 2000 and became the first in the State of Michigan. In 2000, business and property owners assessed themselves a voluntary fee based on an agreed upon percentage of their property’s assessed value.

The BID consists of fifteen board members who decide where funds should be allocated. Since 2000, the BID has implemented graffiti and garbage removal, Detroit Police secondary patrols, flower planting and maintenance, facade improvement grants, and declarative banners on light poles. The BID’s most recent endeavor is the implementation of a matching grant for the City of Detroit’s Project Greenlight. 

Jason Ghannam, BID Board President, wants BID property owners to understand the importance of their renewal vote. He stated ” The BID needs to continue to further improve Southwest Detroit as both a destination for tourists and a vibrant place for residents!”

The BID renewal vote is September 28, 2017 at the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center at  9200 Vernor Hwy , Detroit Michigan.

BID ANNUAL REPORT (2016) – English

BID REPORTE ANUAL (2016) – Espanòl