DID covers a 120+ block area of downtown. The district is divided into three Service Level Areas: Core (red), Standard Plus (blue) & Standard (yellow).
The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) is a non-profit entity that maintains a higher standard of care and behavior throughout downtown. It was formed in early 2009 after 5+ years of formative planning and advocacy by the Minneapolis Downtown Business Community.
The DID's mission is to support, preserve, create and enhance a vibrant, competitive and thriving downtown that attracts and retains businesses, employees, residents and visitors. To that end, the DID pursues several goals: to create/support a competitive and thriving downtown through effective provision of clean, green, safe and better services; to pool resources and bring more effective implementation of services and initiatives; to bring a sustainable funding source to long-term initiatives; and to create and sustain an ecosystem that encourages a thriving public space in support of retailers, businesses, employees, visitors and residents. The DID encompasses over 120 blocks of downtown. By eliminating the contrast of conditions throughout downtown the DID can make a noticeable impact.
The Minneapolis DID is funded largely by charges to commercial properties that are included as special assessments on property tax invoices. Voluntary contributions are also collected from exempt properties, including government, certain non-profit and residential parcels.
To support, preserve, create and enhance a vibrant, competitive and thriving downtown that attracts and retains businesses, employees, residents and visitors.