Business Improvement District Board - Main Street

The Main Street Business Improvement District (BID) is a special service the downtown area uses and is a great resource for the overall enhancement of Sioux Falls’ downtown. Since its creation in 1989, the district has helped generate special revenue each year to fund a myriad of projects downtown. These projects include marketing, streetscape improvements, public space cleaning and maintenance, events and promotions, district advocacy, economic development, retail coordination and residential development, among others. The board annually reviews the activities in the district and makes recommendations to the City Council as to those activities and generation of revenues. Serving on the board is a great opportunity to provide direction for downtown and the future activities of the Main Street BID.

Number of Members


Special Qualifications

At least three members should be owners or owners’ representatives of real property within the district, one of which is assessed the maximum amount; at least one member should be a district resident; at least one member should operate a business within the district.

Residency/Registered Voter Requirement

A minimum of three board members shall be registered voters within the city. Up to three members may serve without being registered voters of the city provided they have a vested or representative interest in the district as allowed by Section 30.025(h) of the revised ordinances.

Summary of Duties

Makes recommendations to the City Council for the establishment of plans for improvements in the business area and makes recommendations to the Council on matters related to assessment rates, renewal of assessments, district boundaries, and use of funds. This board serves as the official board of the Main Street Sioux Falls Business Improvement District.

Dustin Powers
Planning & Development Services Department
231 N Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7402