Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority

Department in Charge of This Board

Economic Development


About the Board

The Southtown CIA works to revitalize the commercial and mixed used business corridors within its boundaries. It does this by:

  • Making permanent, one time improvements in their district
  • Hosting marketing and promotional activities
  • Providing a forum for discussions on investment and development projects

This CIA includes the following business districts:

  • Alger Heights
  • Boston Square
  • Eastern & Franklin
  • Madison Square
  • Seymour Square
  • South Division (from Wealthy to Hall)

Apply for Boards and Commissions

  • 9 members
  • One member is appointed as the Mayor's "Designee"
  • At least one member must live within a half a mile of the CIA
  • The majority of members must have ownership or business interest in property located in the CIA
  • There must be a member with a business interest from each business district in the CIA
  • Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Commission on December 31

Budgets

FY2020 Budget
FY2019 Budget  

Residency Requirement

As long as one member within the board resides within half a mile of the CIA, there are no other residency requirements.


Term Limits

Your term on this board is for 4 years. There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.


Compensation

There is no compensation for members on this board.

William DeJong

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2021


Jonathan Farman

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2022


Helen Harp (Vice-Chair)

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2020


Commissioner Senita Lenear

Mayoral Appointment
Mayor's Designee
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2021


Eric Meister

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Non-Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2020


Isaac Norris

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative 
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2021


Dr. Patricia Pulliam (Chair)

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2019


Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Business or Property Owner Representative
Term ends: 12/31/2022


Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2019

Exterior Upgrades

Are you a commercial business owner or property owner within the Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Boundary? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Southtown CIA Facade Improvement Program.

This program gives financial reimbursement of up to $10,000 for upgrades or alterations to building exteriors.


Apply


Questions

Take a look at the FAQs and Application to learn more!

Contact

Questions about the program can be directed to

Danielle Williams
Southtown Corridor Manager
southtowncid@gmail.com

DMWilliams Consulting, LLC (DMWC)

DMWC provides corridor management services to the Southtown CIA.

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61st District Court
The 61st District Court provides trash maintenance for the six business districts within the Southtown CIA boundary.

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Well Design Studio

Well Design Studio is currently creating a website for the Southtown CIA.

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Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard

Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard is creating a social media strategy and developing a quarterly newsletter for the Southtown CIA.

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