Downtown Business Improvement District

The Salina Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) was put in place in 1983 to develop and protect our downtown and serve the businesses and patrons of Downtown Salina. The services the BID funds go toward include:

  • Facade Improvement Program​

  • Cluster Marketing Grants

  • Entertainment Funding Grants

  • Street Decor​

    • Holiday lights

  • Maintenance

    • Trash removal

    • Groundskeeping

  • Events

    • St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl

    • SculptureTour Salina UNwrap party

    • First Friday Night Live

    • Sidwalk Sale

    • SaWINEa Downtown Wine Walk

    • Creepy Crawl (formerly known as Zombie Pub Crawl)

    • The Big BooBash

    • Holiday Open Houses

    • Christmas Festival and Parade of Lights

    • Shop Small Saturday

    • After Hours Shopping 

  • Economic development

    • Retail, restaurant & service business recruitment

    • Working with property owners and well-vetted potential business owners to fill vacant spaces

    • Creating sales tax dollars

  • Building and maintaining successful relationships

    • City, county, and regional leaders

    • Downtown stakeholders

    • Consumers

    • Salina 2020

    • Salina Community Economic Development

  • Advocating for small business

    • Liaison to the city, county and Salina 2020

    • Driving initiatives that make downtown vital

  • Dynamic media presence and district-wide promotion

    • Website and social media

    • Clearing house for all promotional aspects of downtown


Each downtown business or property owner is billed annually for their BID Service Fee. Downtown businesses and property owners can expect to receive a bill in January from the City of Salina. The map of the Downtown district and the breakdown of fees can be found below. 

Service Fee rates are determined by which of three districts a business or property is located:


  1. Santa Fe District

  2. Employment District

  3. Hospital/Mill District

2021 Service Fee Structure

Business Improvement District Map

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