The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District uses a special assessment on Downtown properties to provide services beyond those the City provides to these assessed properties.
Their efforts are managed by a Board of Directors made up of multiple assessed property owners, Downtown businesses and non-profits, and Downtown residents. We created the fifth such district in Indiana, and there are over 1,000 similar districts across the US.
First funded in 2018, our efforts have included alley activation and beautification, litter cleanup, landscape enhancements, developer and business recruitment, investor development for Downtown projects, holiday décor, banners, support for large community-wide events, advertising, relaunching the farmers market, producing 20 Downtown
Evansville events annually, providing additional patrols by off-duty police officers, supporting efforts to increase the hours of services available at the United Caring Services homeless shelter, and supporting the City through maintaining amenities such as painting the arch or repairing electrical outlets on Riverside Drive.
They are seeking the input of our property owners and the broader community regarding our efforts in 2020. During this short survey, you can share how you feel our resources should be applied. This survey, with feedback from our board and the guidance of the Master Plan, will focus our 2020 goals and work plan. Our work generally occurs in an area bound by the Ohio River, Fulton, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and Walnut. Properties on Main Street are assessed at a higher level for the increased amount of benefit provided.
If you’d like more information, visit their website at www.DowntownEvansville.com or follow us on all social media platforms as “Downtown Evansville Indiana.”