Uptown Business Improvement District

About Uptown BID

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are special assessment districts, which means they can collect revenues if enough property owners in their district vote to support doing so. BIDs promote and encourage economic vitality and growth in their business districts.  BIDs can use funds to:

  • Support neighborhood businesses through marketing and business development.
  • Provide enhanced service to the district (such as landscaping and street cleaning).
  • Maintain improvements made by a Corridor Improvement Authority (link to CIA page).

The Uptown BID encompasses four business districts in their development area: East Fulton, Wealthy Street, East Hills, and Eastown. Uptown also has a Corridor Improvement Authority.


Ongoing Projects

  • Uptown Ambassador Program
  • Tree maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Trash clean up

Sub-Committees

The Uptown BID currently has three sub-committees that assist the board in the implementation of their Marketing & Development and Financing Plans and recommend projects and activities to the board for approval.

Design Committee

This committee focuses on streetscape, and public space design and improvements.

Business Development Committee

This committee supports the development of new or existing businesses.

Marketing Committee

This committee focuses on promoting the work of the Uptown CIA and the businesses located in the development area.

If you have an interest in joining a committee or learning more, please contact the Uptown Executive Director.


Meetings

The Uptown BID meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 8:15 AM


Current Board Members

Stephanie Johnson (Secretary)

East Fulton Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2021

Ted Lott

East Hills Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2024

Commissioner Nathaniel Moody

Mayor's Designee
Term ends: 12/31/2023

Matthew Smith

Wealthy Street Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2023

Tamara Sytsma (Chair)

Wealthy Street Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2023

Jay Van Lenten

Eastown Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2022

Peter Vanderwier

East Fulton Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2021

Lynn Happel (Vice-Chair)

Eastown Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2024

Vacancy

East Hills Business
Term ends: 12/21/2021


Documents and Links


Contact

Ingrid Miller
imiller@uptowngr.org