Downtown Akron Special Improvement District (DASID)

Under a management agreement, the Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) administers the services plan for the 42-block downtown Akron Special Improvement District, Inc (SID).

The SID is not-for profit organization through which property owners assess themselves to provide funding for initiatives to improve the holistic health of downtown. Initiatives include collaborative marketing and promotion; resources and support for business development, location and growth; enhancement, maintenance, and advocacy of the physical environment; safety and hospitality services; programming and placemaking.

The work of DAP is guided by the SID Services Plan.

2020-2024 Services Plan

2015-2019 Services Plan
Services plans for 2005-2009 and 2010-2014 available upon request

Review the impact of Downtown Akron Partnership's work.

NEW: 2018-2019 DAP Annual Report (independent auditor's report forthcoming)

2017-2018 DAP Annual Report (click here for the independent auditor's report)
2016-2017 DAP Annual Report (click here for the independent auditor's report)
2015-2016 DAP Annual Report (click here for the independent auditor's report)
2014-2015 DAP Annual Report


The 42 Block Special Improvement District is the geographic boundary of the DASID.


   *Downtown Akron Special Improvement District

Fiscal Stewardship

The Downtown Akron Special Improvement District financial activity is reviewed annually by an auditor selected by the State of Ohio in accordance with governance from the State.

Click here for the 2019 Financial Statement and Notes

Click here for the 2019 Auditor’s Report

Click here for the 2020 Notes and Financial Statement

For questions regarding the Downtown Akron Special Improvement District, please call 330-374-7676 or email


Public Information

Openness leads to a better informed citizenry, which leads to better policy.  It is the mission and the intent of the DASID to at all times fully comply with and abide by both the spirit and the letter of Ohio’s Public Records Act.  This policy is intended to formalize a consistent method of responding to public records requests in a manner that complies with the public records law. For information about a public information request, click here.

A copy of the most recent edition of the Ohio Sunshine Laws manual is available at  for the purposes of keeping employees of the office, and the public, educated as to the office’s obligations under the Ohio Public Records Act, Open Meetings Act, records retention laws, and Personal Information Systems Act.