What is a CID?

Answering all your questions about CIDs.

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What is a Community Improvement District?

A CID is a special governmental entity formed by local commercial property owners and legislated by the City of Atlanta. The Upper Westside CID specifically focuses on Atlanta’s Upper Westside’s transportation network, connectivity, safety, and experience.

Are there other CIDs?

There are over 25 CIDs in Metro Atlanta, including Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown.

How does it work?

Property owners in the CID fund the improvement district through an additional property tax and, in return, have money to spend on infrastructure improvements, beautification, and public safety within their district. We listen to YOU and build projects sourced from our community. Our Masterplan serves as our roadmap for project implementation, and it’s always available to our community for full transparency.

What does a CID do?

CIDs are collaborative. We leverage our funds through partnerships with other public, private, and philanthropic entities such as the City of Atlanta, Renew Atlanta, the Department of Public Works, and the Georgia Department of Transportation to attract additional infrastrucure investment to make the district more livable.

Have any other questions? Check out this video.

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Get to know the Upper Westside CID

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