The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) was created in 1993
to undertake programs and services that government is unable to provide.
Its core mission is to enhance downtown's existing assets and bring
more people to Downtown Knoxville to work, shop, live and play. The
CBID ensures the downtown area is constantly renewed and improved,
so that it continues to be an asset to future generations. The special
assessment district covers more than 400 city blocks within one square
mile and encompasses the core downtown area extending from the Old
City to Volunteer Landing and 11th Street to Hall of Fame Drive.
CBID relies upon the energies and vision of community volunteers
to develop and execute its plans and programs. An active board of
directors and standing committees focus on four principal areas:
development, marketing and events, security and parking/transportation.