The Humboldt Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) was established through City Bylaw in 2012. The purpose of the Humboldt Downtown BID is to promote the development, downtown beautification, and physical revitalization of the downtown core.
The Humboldt Downtown BID operates with a volunteer Board of Directors and one, part-time staff support.
The BID works closely with the Communities in Bloom Committee and the City of Humboldt Cultural Services Department.
Downtown Revitalization Study
Throughout 2016, the Humboldt Downtown BID worked with consultants, Dillon Consulting, and the community to create a development plan for the downtown core.
The vision for the Downtown Revitalization Study is to create an inviting and vibrant downtown for people to shop, work, live and play. The study steps included:
- Reviewing the existing downtown area;
- Identifing opportunities and challenges;
- Verifing the vision and develop clear goals;
- Developing Heritage Guidelines, and
- Creating an actionable implementation strategy.
For more information, please contact:
Erin Standish, Coordinator
Humboldt Downtown Business Improvement District
PO Box 2467 | 812 6th Avenue | Humboldt SK S0K 2A0
Phone: (306) 320-8555
The BID has successfully improved the downtown core in several ways including:
Humboldt Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Policy
to view the policy that benefits new and existing businesses located in the downtown area of Humboldt.
Flower Pot Program
The BID supported the Business Flower Pot Program in conjunction with the City of Humboldt and Communities in Bloom committee to beautify the downtown area. Through this partnership, the BID paid the annual fee for one pot for each participating BID business member, who received a concrete flower pot with a summer and winter insert.
The BID funded the planting of numerous trees south of the railway tracks on Main Street.
Historic Site Signs
A partnership between the BID and the Friends of the Museum resulted in historic site signs for buildings that were constructed prior to 1920 in the downtown core. The signs provide information on the history of the buildings.
The BID recently installed beautiful colourful banners in the downtown core. The banners on 9th Street depict a sports theme and were done through a partnership with the Humboldt & District Sports Hall of Fame.
Urban Lukan Murals
In 2014, a partnership between the BID and the Humboldt Murals Committee
resulted in the placement of a series of 12 murals by Urban Lukan in the downtown core. The series depicts Lukan’s interest in genealogy and history through silhouettes. Thanks to the business owners in the BID who proudly display these murals. Read the Lukan Murals Brochure here
This event, started in 2014, is for all ages and celebrates the spirit of the Humboldt region with tremendous business, agency and individual support! Thanks to a collaboration of community non-profits, including the Humboldt Business Improvement District, JCI Humboldt, Humboldt Newcomers Centre, Reid-Thompson Public Library, Arts Humboldt, Humboldt Seniors Club, Humboldt SPCA, several music, food, family-friendly, artistic and cultural activities are offered over the two-day event.
Historic Street Signs
Historic Street Signs, noting the original names of many of Humboldt's downtown roadways, have been installed and add to the unique, historic character of the downtown core.
For more information about the BID programs, events or how to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Facebook.