Gulch Business Improvement District

In 2007, the second downtown improvement district was initiated in The Gulch. The Gulch Business Improvement District, Inc. (GBID) Board of Directors contracts with the Nashville Downtown Partnership for service delivery and administrative support.

The success of Business Improvement Districts is based on a strong private-public partnership. The Nashville Downtown Partnership manages the programs that GBID property owners have decided upon. Services are provided through annual assessments of privately owned properties within the district’s boundaries. The GBID includes 91 acres.

These initiatives include clean clean and safe services supplementing those provided by the Metro Government, landscaping, other public space management initiatives, and neighborhood marketing.

The GBID Board of Directors oversees the Nashville Downtown Partnership’s operation of their programs. Over 82% of the GBID budget each year is invested in clean, safe, and beautification initiatives. Marketing and communications is eight percent, and administration is 10% of the annual GBID budget.

Property owners and tenants within the district boundaries may request services and assistance on downtown issues. For more information on property-based business improvement districts, visit the International Downtown Association's website.