Please join downtown property owners, managers and residents on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4:30–6 p.m. for a public meeting to discuss the renewal of downtown Seattle’s Metropolitan Improvement District. 

Founded by the Downtown Seattle Association in 1999 through a city of Seattle ordinance, the MID is a business-improvement area in downtown Seattle spanning 285 square blocks in six downtown neighborhoods. MID ratepayers invest $15.5 million annually in privately funded services to keep downtown clean, welcoming and safe. The ordinance establishing the MID was renewed by the Seattle City Council in 2013 and is up for renewal in 2023. 

Renewal requires support from ratepayers within the MID boundaries paying a majority of the assessment and ultimate approval by the Seattle City Council and Seattle mayor.

At this meeting you will:

  • Get an overview of the MID’s history and current scope of services
  • Learn more about the renewal process and timeline
  • Review elements of the proposed 10-year MID business plan 
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of MID Board leaders and DSA/MID staff
  • Learn how to sign your petition in support of the renewal

The meeting will be held in person at Block 41 in downtown Seattle. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. 

Please register in advance.

We also invite you to review our MID services summary sheet (PDF) and MID renewal FAQ (PDF) and subscribe to the MID newsletter.

Please contact Emily Bailor at with questions.