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BIA TopWho We Are

Established in 1994, the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization primarily funded through a self-imposed tax on business and property owners in the Chinatown-International District. Its mission is to promote economic vitality of the district, encourage responsible business development and support continuous improvement of the quality of life in the district for its business owners, residents, and visitors. Members of the BIA are elected to serve on the Board of Directors that acts in a strategic and advisory capacity to the CIDBIA’s Executive Director. The Executive Director and staffs manage and administer services and programs of the organization. The CIDBIA supplements state and city programs geared toward neighborhood improvement and is charged to deliver the following scope of services:

  • Implement marketing strategies to promote business and tourism   

  • Maintenance, beautification, and enhancement of the public areas       

  • Support and promote public safety

  • Increase accessibility to the district by defining, participating, and supporting transportation related initiatives

What We Do

      • Business and Tourism Development

        • Cultural events and Festivals

        • Visitor Brochures

        • Chinatown-International District Website

        • Media Relations

      • Maintenance and Enhancement

        • Daily Clean Up

        • Graffiti Report and Paint out (10 feet below)

        • Illegal Dumping Report

        • Leaf Clean Up

        • Tree Pruning

        • Street Pressure Washing

      • Public Safety

        • Community Police Team Relations

        • Park Rangers

        • No Trespassing Program

        • Environmental Perception of the Neighborhood

          • Tree Pruning

          • Graffiti Paint Out

          • Lighting

      • Accessibility and Transportation

        • Public transportation and parking assistance

        • Partners:

          • SDOT

          • King County Metro

          • Sound Transit

          • Sounder

          • Merchants Parking

          • Interlm

          • IPM

Stay Connected 

      • There are a couple ways that you can stay connected with the Chinatown-International District community. CIDBIA always welcomes local business and property owners to participate in our monthly board meetings, the second Friday of every month. You can also be actively involved in helping and improving the district by attending our community group discussions and volunteering at various community events.

        If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact CIDBIA directly for assistance.

        Executive Director       Don Blakeney

        Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area
        409 Maynard Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104
        Phone 206.382.1197