About the Ordinance

The Metropolitan Improvement District is a state-enabled Parking and Business Improvement Area, per RCW 35.87A.

As such, it requires the Seattle City Council to establish it through the passage of an ordinance. The first ordinance establishing the MID was passed in 1999, lasted for 5 years, and covered the Denny Triangle, Retail Core, West Edge, Waterfront, and most of the Pioneer Square neighborhoods.

In 2004, the City Council passed another ordinance, this time for the period of 10 years. In 2012, the MID and DSA engaged the Belltown community and an additional three blocks in Pioneer Square to evaluate whether to expand the MID’s borders to cover these areas. In 2013, after obtaining the required number of signed petitions, the MID was expanded to include these neighborhoods for an additional period of 10 years.

Download the full ordinance.

MID Ratepayer Advisory Board & Committees

The MID Ratepayer Advisory Board is scheduled to meet from 8-9:15 a.m. on Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 31, Mar. 28, Apr. 25 and June 20. If interested in attending, please select the dates and complete the registration form. If you have questions, please email emilyb@downtownseattle.org.

To learn more about the MID Ratepayer Advisory Board and other MID committees, visit the Get Engaged page.

MID Renewal Public Meeting

Please join downtown property owners, managers and residents on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4:30–6 p.m. at Block 41 in Belltown for a public meeting to discuss the renewal of downtown Seattle’s Metropolitan Improvement District. Please register in advance.

To learn more about renewing the MID, register for other upcoming events and subscribe to MID communications visit our MID Renewal page.


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