Maryland Passes Bill to Make it Easier to Form a BID

The state legislature just passed a bill making it easier to form Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Montgomery County. The bill lowers from 80% to 51% the number of property owners’ signatures needed to create a BID.

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee and the Greater Bethesda Chamber actively worked to pass the BID bill so that the Pike District can one day form a BID to promote and activate the White Flint area.  Friends of White Flint also supported the BID bill and supports the formation of a Pike District BID.  A BID will keep the Pike District/White Flint area clean and safe, promote local businesses, offer fun-filled activities, create a sense of place, and entice people to live and visit the White Flint area.

You can read more at Washington Business Journal and Bisnow.