About Us

A catalyst in the revitalization of Downtown LA

The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) is a coalition of over 2,000 property owners in the central business district of Downtown Los Angeles. For over 20 years, the DCBID has been committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Downtown Center, a now bustling commercial and residential hub in the heart of the city which includes Bunker Hill, the Financial District, and the Jewelry District. From 24/7 safe and clean operations to a range of economic development initiatives, marketing programs, and community events, the DCBID helps a vibrant community of business leaders, retailers, artists, and residents reach its full potential.

Founded in 1998, the Downtown Center BID is a 65-block District that is bounded by the Harbor Freeway to the west, First Street to the north, Main and Hill Streets to the east, and Olympic Boulevard and 9th Street to the south.  Property owners of the more than 3,200* parcels in the District elected to provide funding for these services through a special property assessment.

Staff & Board

Meet the DCBID Team

A dedicated team of seasoned professionals provides Safe and Clean, Marketing, and Economic Development services for the District. The Board of Directors represents property owners from over 40% of the District, and members reflect the diverse landscape of the stakeholders, from small condominiums to large office highrises. The Board’s property representation includes residents, museums, hotels, developers, and real estate managers.

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Annual Reports

A Year in Review

The DCBID continues to play a vital leadership role in the resurgence of Downtown LA. Our Annual Report details how property owner assessments are used to continue to provide services such as 24/7 safety patrols, street and sidewalk cleaning, trash removal, community engagement, and recruiting new businesses and residents to the Downtown Center.

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District News

Updates from our District

The Quarterly District newsletter highlights the DCBID’s programs and activities that make the Downtown Center a great place to be.

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Contact

Drop Us A Line

We love hearing from anyone who’s visited our site, or has a question about Downtown LA.

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DCBID BOUNDARIES

Enhancing the quality of life in the Downtown Center

The Downtown Center BID is a 65-block District that is bounded by the Harbor Freeway to the west, First Street to the north, Main and Hill Streets to the east, and Olympic Boulevard and 9th Street to the south.

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Careers

Be Part of the DCBID

Join the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and help DTLA reach its full potential.

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Press Room

Media Highlights about Downtown LA and the DCBID

Stay on top of key DTLA-related news and remain current with neighborhood highlights and general updates about the DCBID.

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* Of these properties, 1,307 are commercial parcels, 1,869 are condominium parcels and 39 are government use parcels.  In percentage terms, 90.25% of the DCBID’s total assessment is from commercial use, 3.25% is from condominium use, and 6.5% is from government use.  [[these numbers should be verified]]