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.

SID FAQs

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

SID Map

   *Downtown Akron Special Improvement District

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

2020-2024 Services Plan
Services plans for 2005-2009, 2010-2014 and 2015-2019 available upon request

Annual Report

Review the impact of Downtown Akron Partnership's work.

NEW: 2019-2020 DAP Annual Report (independent auditor's report forthcoming)

Prior years' annual reports available upon request


Meetings

2021 (November, date TBD)

2020 November 13

2020 September 2 (Executive Committee)


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 2020 Notes, Financial Statement and Budget

Click here for the 2019 Financial Statement and Notes

Click here for the 2019 Auditor’s Report


    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 http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/YellowBook  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.

    DASID Records Retention Policy


    For questions regarding the Downtown Akron Special Improvement District, please contact DAP at 330-374-7676 or info@downtownakron.com. Our office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.