Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
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 Council.
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.
With cameras, radios and beat patrols, we connect the DID Safe Ambassadors, private building security, and Minneapolis Polce together to offer greetings, assistance and oversight when various needs arise.
By providing litter pick up, graffiti abatement, pressure washing, weed removal and other cleaning services consistently throughout downtown, we show that we care about our city.
By greening downtown, we can soften the spaces, make them feel more human in scale, and celebrate the seasonal changes of Minnesota.