The “Oakland Business Improvement District,” known as the Business Improvement District, or BID, was created in 1999 pursuant to a state statute authorizing the establishment and by a successful petition to property owners to generate assessment revenue to enhance the Central Oakland business district of Pittsburgh. The BID has been extended every five years since then.

The OBID is recognized as a Political Subdivision Government Entity and governed by a Board of Directors charged with overseeing the reinvestment of these funds as they advance a mission to steward the area. The membership of the OBID is comprised of roughly 200 property owners, businesses and organizations that are located within the BID geographic boundary area including UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University. Most members contribute to the OBID through the BID Assessment levy or through a direct contribution. In addition to the annual BID Assessment revenue, the OBID Staff and Board raise additional funding through generous partners, foundations, sponsors and government agencies.

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July 2023 OBID Board Meeting

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