|About the BID|
The Business Improvement District was created by ordinance by the Hastings City Council in April of 1986 and includes a 20 block area within the Central Business District right in the heart of Hastings. Property owners within the District are assessed an annual assessment and the funds raised are used for developing public activities and promotion of events, newsletters or promotional materials, banners, physical improvements such as lighting, landscaping, benches, planters, plantings, trash recepticles and signage.
The Mission of the Business Improvement District Board is:
"to enhance the physical and economic well being of the Central Business Distric; to improve the environment in which people shop, live and work in the area; to demonstrate private committment through physical and economic improvements; to maintain physical, economic and social improvements through a long term opertaions strategy; and to maintain an organization to oversee the promotion, design, maintenance, appearance and economic restructuring of the Central Business District."