Tacoma Downtown

Business Improvement Area

Founded in 1988, the Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area (BIA) has more than two decades of experience providing maintenance, security and streetscape improvements in an 84-block district of downtown Tacoma. The activities of the BIA are supported entirely by rate-paying property owners who collectively elect to pay an annual fee that supplements publically financed street sweeping and police services.

Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Peter Serko
Photo credit: Peter Serko
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Dane Meyer
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich
Photo credit: Jason Ganwich

We’re Hiring a Downtown Retail Advocate

The Downtown Tacoma BIA is seeking to grow our team with a full-time permanent position to improve the downtown retail environment. The BIA’s Retail Advocate must be enthusiastic about Downtown Tacoma by supporting retail with a keen sense of style; interest in on-trend fashion, shopping, design and dining; and a passion for urban placemaking and retail development. For more info, please see the full posting Downtown Tacoma Retail Advocate

Security

Contact BIA Security Patrol: 253.383.1131

BIA provides a constant security presence in downtown 24 hours a weekday and most weekend hours. The Bike Patrol partners with and provides support for the Tacoma Police Department, University of Washington Tacoma Security, and private security providers in addition to offering security escorts to downtown residents, workers and visitors.

Maintenance

Contact BIA Maintenance: 253.682.1731

The BIA Maintenance Team maintains a consistent level of cleanliness in downtown Tacoma through a comprehensive program of sidewalk/street sweeping, pressure washing, graffiti removal, leaf pickup and response to ratepayer cleaning requests.

Welcoming

The BIA also supports streetscape improvements that beautify downtown and benefit all ratepayers. The downtown banner program, hanging flower baskets, sidewalk flower planters and holiday lights are provided by the BIA.