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about the
district

The Livingston Business Improvement District (LBID) enhances the vitality of downtown Livingston by facilitating commerce, enhancing streetscapes, conducting maintenance and improving security and safety. The LBID is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees and receives its funding through an assessment of the property owners (ratepayers) in the district.

The LBID is defined by Park Street to Geyser Street and from Third Street to the alley between B and C Streets. The District also includes properties just south of Geyser Street and properties to the west of Third Street between Park and Callender Streets. The unofficial count of commercial properties within the district is 131. (See District Map).

The purpose of this website is to enhance communication among LBID members as well as the public. Please contact us if there are any concerns or questions about LBID.

History

The Livingston Business Improvement District (BID) development process began in 2009 with the goal of enhancing the vitality of downtown Livingston by facilitating commerce, promoting investment, enhancing streetscapes, conducting maintenance and improving security and safety for the downtown business district, the City of Livingston and the people of Montana. 

 

In 2011, enough property owner signatures were gathered for BID establishment and the Livingston City Commission approved the formation of a business district.  The BID receives its funding through an assessment of the property owners in the district.  The current BID budget for enhancement, facilitation, promotion and maintenance activities in the district is approximately $42,000 per year. 

 

The mission of the District is to aid in facilitation and strengthening of commerce, provide maintenance assistance, beautify and enhance streetscapes, improve security and safety, and stimulate development and vitality in Livingston's historic downtown district.

 

The BID was established according to Montana Code, specifically MCA Title 7, Chapter 12, Part 11. Bylaws have been updated to reflect Montana Code.

 

The District is governed by a seven-member board. Learn more here.

Since 2011, LBID has contributed to more than 15 events within downtown Livingston, bringing visitors and locals from around the state to our streets and businesses. Some of the events have include: Livingston GLOATS, the Annual Holiday Stroll, Livingston HOOT, Tap Into MT Brewfest, and LBID Meet and Greet Socials. Learn more about upcoming events here. LBID also nominated Livingston for the Small Business Revolution, and we were the first Montana town to make the Top 10 List and made it to the Top 5, beating out hundreds of larger towns around the nation.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan adopted in 2017 will guide the district through 2021.