Welcome to the Club

If you own a business or property in the 80 square block region of the downtown Spokane BID, you are a member of an exclusive club actively investing in making downtown Spokane the center for commerce, culture, and living in the Intermountain Northwest. The BID is funded by the City of Spokane and private investment, including Ratepayer assessments (that's you!), contributions to parking validation, event sponsorship, and more. BID programs focus on making downtown a more desirable place for businesses, shoppers, and visitors. Similar to other BIDs across the country, programs focus on clean, safe, marketing, economic development and transportation.

Map of BID Boundaries

Creating a safer downtown

  • 2019 CPTED Ratepayer Rebate

    Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a crime prevention philosophy based on the theory that proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, as well as an improvement in the quality of life.

    Up to $26,000 in total rebates are now available to Ratepayers for exterior property improvements which lead to the abatement of criminal or nuisance activity. Applicants may receive an individual match as much as $2,500 for property improvements. Ratepayers interested in applying should click below for details about the program and to download an application. Applications will be accepted through September 30 of 2019.


  • Safety FAQs

    Downtown Spokane and the City of Spokane work to ensure Spokane’s city center is welcoming to professionals, visitors, and residents. The City of Spokane provides resources to maintain public safety for all businesses and individuals that have chosen downtown Spokane as their neighborhood.

    Click below to learn who to call when help is needed.


  • Give Real Change

    Giving spare change to panhandlers is only a short-term solution. It doesn’t create long-term results. That's why the City of Spokane is asking the public to donate to organizations that help the homeless instead of giving out money directly.

    The City of Spokane is working with more than 30 community partner organizations to reduce, prevent and end homelessness. To that end, the City supports a coordinated set of low-barrier, housing-focused interventions intended to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community are connected to appropriate resources as quickly as possible. In 2018 Give Real Change raised more than $20,000 for local non-profits that help those struggling with homelessness.