BID Accomplishments

Maintenance

  • We painted 47 antique lamp posts with an epoxy and graffiti resistant paint
  • We clean the sidewalks seven days a week
  • We remove snow within two hours of any snow storm, prevent icing, and ensure that businesses can stay open
  • We clear snow from all sidewalk handicap curb-cuts 
  • We weed the sidewalks and tree wells
  • We remove graffiti 
  • We power wash sidewalks throughtout downtown

Beautification

  • From Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day, we light downtown with 23,000 energy efficient LED holiday lights.
  • We maintain 47 vibrantly filled planters throughout downtown
  • We maintain 96 hanging plants on the newly-painted lamp posts

Public Safety

  • We installed lights under the railroad bridge to improve pedestrian safety
  • We have initiated conversations with Northampton's public service officials regarding the structure, training, education and marketing of downtown to enhance the night-time economyand the experience of all bar, club and restaurant patrons.

Marketing/Advertising

  • We help advertise Northampton in local and regional markets

Member Services

  • Workshops on merchandising and combating shoplifting