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Downtown Improvement District

The Downtown Improvement District (DID) is bounded by the shoreline of Lake Champlain on the west, the north property lines of properties fronting on Pearl Street on the north, the east property lines of properties fronting on South Winooski Avenue on the east, and the south property lines of properties fronting on Main Street to the intersection of Battery Street and then extending southerly to include properties fronting on Maple Street, on the south. The Church Street Marketplace District is inside the DID.


The DID was created to provide a funding source for 2 Hours of Free Parking. Non-residential property owners in the DID pay a 9 cent tax that funds a portion of the cost of two hours free parking program for the City’s three municipal parking garages. The City of Burlington, through its Department of Public Works, pays the other portion of the cost. Any increase in the tax must be authorized by the City Council upon recommendation of the Church Street Marketplace Commission. Revenues collected are for the purpose of providing a parking program, offering not less than two free hours of parking.


Downtown Improvement District Map