"Flow” art feature installed by ACBID on Alameda Ave. just west of Sheridan Blvd.
The Lakewood City Council established the Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (ACBID) by ordinance adopted in 2003 under the provisions of the Colorado Business Improvement District Act. The ACBID service area is comprised of commercial property/business owners in Lakewood with boundaries adjacent to Alameda Avenue from Sheridan Boulevard on the east to Carr Street and Lakewood Commons on the west. Within the corridor, commercial property owners voted to tax themselves to make their community cleaner, safer, and more vibrant.
In 2003, commercial property/business owners in the Alameda Corridor voted to assess a property tax on themselves at a rate of 5.72 mils. The tax is a self-assessment by those business property owners to support services provided by ACBID. Residential and non-profit entities in the ACBID service area do not pay the tax.
Under the provisions of the Colorado Business Improvement District Act, the ACBID serves the public purposes of promoting the health, safety, prosperity, security, and general welfare of the people in the ACBID service area as well as the surrounding community. The core mission of the ACBID is to promote the vision of a “world-class corridor” on Alameda Avenue in Lakewood from Sheridan Boulevard to Carr Street.
Working in cooperation with its non-profit partner, the Alameda Gateway Community Association, ACBID’s primary objective is to improve the business climate on the Alameda Corridor through streetscape improvements, corridor safety, and economic development.
Pursuant to the 2003 ordinance adopted by the Lakewood City Council, the ACBID is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Each member of the board of directors must be an “elector” within the geographical boundaries of the ACBID service area. Members of the board of directors are appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve three-year terms.
The ACBID is managed by an executive director. The Alameda Gateway Community Association provides the services of the executive-director pursuant to a contract with the ACBID.
The current Acting Executive Director for the ACBID is Tom Quinn.
Yes. The ACBID is required to submit an annual operating plan and budget to the City of Lakewood by September 30 of each year. The Lakewood City Council must approve or disapprove the operating plan and budget within 30 days after receipt from ACBID, but no later than December 5. The ACBID’s operating plans and budgets are considered public records.
In addition, the ACBID is required to file its budget and a Certification of Tax Levies with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs in January of each year.
The ACBID Board of Directors meets quarterly. Meetings are held on the last Thursday in March, May, and August; and the third Thursday in November from 12 noon to 1 pm. All meetings are held at the offices of the ACBID and the Alameda Gateway Community Association located at 275 S. Sheridan Blvd., Unit 108, Lakewood, CO 80226. All meetings of the board are open to the public.
Meeting notices are posted at the Lakewood City offices located at 480 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood and other locations as required by state law.
Under the Colorado Business Improvement District Act all business records for business improvement districts are public records. Business records for the ACBID are kept at the ACBID office located at 275 S. Sheridan Blvd., Unit 108, Lakewood, CO 80226. You may request copies of ACBID business records in writing by sending a request to this address. Please call us at (303) 274-1807 with any questions about requesting records.
All questions should be directed to Tom Quinn, Acting Executive Director for the ACBID. He may be reached by phone at the ACBID office at (303) 274-1807 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.