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City Officials Propose New Strategy to Address Challenges in Establishing BID in Alexandria’s Old Town

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Alexandria City Council deliberates on revising Business Improvement District vote to exclude absentee property owners

The proposed business improvement district (BID) in Old Town, Alexandria is facing a new challenge. Currently, the BID requires the support of 60% of properties within the proposed zone for approval. However, over 200 property owners did not respond to the outreach for the Old Town BID, either in favor or against the proposal. This has raised concerns among city officials that non-participating property owners could negatively impact the establishment of the BID.

To address this issue, City Council member John Chapman has suggested adjusting the counting process to ensure that absent property owners do not influence the percentage of property owners in favor or against the BID. While this change could benefit the proposed BID, previous attempts to establish it have faced resistance from the community. Members of the City Council expressed their support for the proposed change, but emphasized the importance of conducting additional outreach to property owners who have not participated in the decision-making process.

The goal is to provide those property owners with another opportunity to voice their opinions on the creation of the BID. If property owners choose to remain uninvolved, their properties would not be counted in determining the outcome of

By Samantha Nguyen

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