Business Improvement District No. 2

Downtown Streetscape Artist Rendering Opens in new windowA Downtown Streetscape Design Project website is available for anyone who wishes to stay informed about progress of the project. The site provides an overview and schedule of the project and offers an option to subscribe to receive notifications when updates are available.

DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE DESIGN PROJECT SITE

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Overview

On April 16, 2018 the Vermillion City Council adopted a resolution which established the boundaries of a proposed Business Improvement District No. 2 and created a board of directors in accordance with South Dakota Codified Law 9-55. Board members are appointed by the City Council to make recommendations on the use of the funds. All expenditures must be approved by the City Council. The goal of this Board is to assist with the implementation of the Downtown Streetscape Plan. 

After months of research, presentations, and opportunities for public input, the City Council adopted Ordinance 1395 which officially established Business Improvement District No. 2 for the improvement of public facilities and activities in the Central Business District.

The Downtown Streetscape Plan

The concept plan for the Vermillion Downtown Streetscape is intended to provide a unified vision for downtown improvements that will result in a safer and more welcoming downtown experience. With the exception of the construction of the pocket park and the plaza in 2009, the last major sidewalk improvement project downtown occurred in the late 70’s early 80’s. The recent sidewalk survey identified several items of concern, including ADA accessibility and isolated pavement condition issues. This master plan will provide flexible guidance for improvement projects to ensure the development of a cohesive downtown environment. This plan prepares the City to move forward with downtown projects with a uniform vision as opportunities occur. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: City initiated capital improvement projects, utility updates or repairs, isolated sidewalk projects, and grant opportunities.

Board Members

  • Patrick Morrison (2020)
  • Phyllis Packard (2021)
  • Martin Prendergast (2021)
  • James Waters (2022)
  • Michelle Maloney (2022)