Slope Business Group Files Application for 7th Avenue BID


    The Park Slope Chamber of Commerce filed an application with the Department of Small Business Services to officially create a 16-block BID along 7th Avenue, from St. John’s Place to 16th Street. The BID will include around 300 businesses. The Brooklyn Eagle spoke with Tammy Shaw, Chair of the Steering Committee, who said that the creation of the BID is moving according to schedule. Currently they are in the outreach phase and have set up a website with more information. The process will likely take up to nine months, with a final approval by the City Council. Council Member Steve Levin has already expressed his support for the BID, stating in a letter to the Small Business Services Commissioner that the BID “would provide much needed services that create a cleaner environment for visitors and residents while providing a safe environment.” The chamber is asking for a $300,000 annual budget to be used for mainly for sanitation services. Rumblings about a possible BID on 7th Avenue started up at the beginning of this year.
    Park Slope Chamber Moves Forward With Plans for 7th Ave. BID [Brooklyn Eagle]
    A BID in the Works for 7th Avenue [Brownstoner]

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