Downtown stakeholders are investigating the interest in creating a Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and determining the priority needs in Downtown Asheville that a BID could work to address. A BID – also known as a Municipal Service District (MSD) in North Carolina – allows for a self-imposed and self-governed property assessment that raises funds for enhanced safety, maintenance, beautification, economic development, and/or a variety of other services and improvements within its boundaries. These services are supplemental to existing City services, and do not replace basic government functions.

There are more than 1,000 BIDs throughout the U.S. and approximately 50 in the state of North Carolina. Asheville is one of the larger downtowns in the region without a BID.

This survey is part of a fact-finding process to determine priority services that a Downtown Asheville BID could provide. Please help shape this effort by taking a few minutes to answer the following questions.

Thank you for your interest in and support for Downtown Asheville!