Helena BID is Created

Update: January 13, 2020

Motion to create a resolution creating the Business Improvement District in the city of Helena from August 11, 2020 until August 10, 2030 passed 4-0. Commissioner Haladay abstained. 

Thank you to all who support the work of the BID. Cheers to another ten years!

Motion to create a resolution of intention for the Business Improvement District and set a public hearing date of 1/13/20. Motion passed 4-0. Mayor Collins was absent.

The governing body, City of Helena, has been presented with a receipt of more than 60% of the property owners signed petitions. City staff are currently drafting the Resolution of Intent (ROI) and we look to formalizing the creation for another ten years in January 2020.

The signed petitions have reached 69.6%!

Thank you for your support and we look forward to our continued work.

The BID seeks creation of the District

The goal of the HBID is to maintain, beautify, and stimulate development in Downtown Helena. Your affirmative vote and contribution will provide ongoing efforts in our program areas as well as other areas of economic development. The renewal of the HBID is dependent upon your vote. Without it, the downtown and all our positive momentum may falter. Unless the HBID is renewed, there likely will be NO targeted funds to support the programs or projects currently maintained by the HBID staff. Please consider the entire program, what it does for the overall appearance and vitality for the Helena community.

On May 7, 2019 the vote began. The petitions were mailed to all property owners. Once we receive 60% of the signed petitions, we will look to the City of Helena to formally create the district for another ten-year cycle.

If you have any questions, please contact any Board member or the Executive Director. We look forward to continuing our work and thank you for your support!

As of May 16, 2019, we have 4.7% signed.

As of June 3, 2019, we have 7.8% signed.

As of June 17, 2019, we have 29.9% signed.

As of July 4, 2019, we have 34.4% signed.

As of August 26, 2019, we have 40.7% signed.

As of September 11, 2019, we have 44.3% signed.

As of September 19, 2019, we have 45.9% signed.

As of September 26, we have 48.9% signed.

As of September 30, we have 50.4% signed.

As of October 10, we have 59.5% signed.

As of October 30, we have 65.3% signed.

As of November 14, we have 67.4% signed.

As of November 25, we have 68.7% signed.

As of December 5, 2019, we have 69.6% signed.

Creation Timeline

May – July

Collect petitions from the May mailing

August – October

Face to face outreach

November – December

Under City Commission

  • Notice of passage of resolution published and provided to every owner of real property within the district
  • Public Hearing to consider a resolution creating the Business Improvement District
  • Motion to approve a resolution creating a Business Improvement District for a period of ten year