The Oakland Business Improvement District strives to be recognized as a vibrant and dynamic business district that sets the national standard for other commercial districts’ growth and innovation.
To accomplish our goal of creating a vibrant and dynamic business district the OBID will:
- Build effective partnerships with businesses, institutions and property owners to maintain a clean and safe community.
- Attract, retain and promote quality businesses and retail segments to support our local economy.
- Promote Oakland as a renowned destination point with a business, retail and institutional mix offering unique products, services and events.
- Coordinate events and programs designed to promote Oakland as the preferred place to shop, work, learn and live.
Public Programs & Events:
Lights! Families! Oakland!
Oakland Business Improvement District in partnership with UPMC and University of Pittsburgh presents Lights! Families! Oakland! Enjoy immersive light installations, open streets, and family-friendly play spaces in Oakland.
Oak Ave Live!
Free outdoor concert series on Oakland Avenue. Live performances, drink specials, and game every Saturday from 6-9PM.
OBID worked with local businesses to create inviting streeteries, outdoor-dining areas along Oakland Avenue, Meyran Avenue, and between Forbes Avenue & Fifth Avenue.
Argyle Studio popup shop is a curated collection of hand-made goods and one-of-a-kind wares created by over 30 local artists and makers, 50% of whom are people of color.
Oakland Open Space Pilots
In partnership with the Pittsburgh Innovation District, OBID launched a series of open space activation strategies to enhance business district vibrancy.
Programs for Business Owners:
Property owners and businesses located within the Central Oakland Business Improvement District are eligible to benefit from all OBID place management programs and services.LEARN MORE