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Neighborhood Improvement Districts

What's a Neighborhood Improvement District?
House Bill 1142 was signed into law as Act 130 of 2000 by Governor Ridge, creating another tool for Pennsylvania's boroughs to combat blight and improve quality of life. Previously restricted to cities of the First Class, Neighborhood Improvement Districts ( NIDs) can now be established by all the other classes of municipalities throughout the Commonwealth. For more information Click Here.

James Street Improvement District
The James Street Improvement District (JSID) was created in March 2003 by a consortium of community members including Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster General Hospital and local businesses. The JSID's primary areas of focus are community and economic development in Northwest and Downtown area of Lancaster City. Modeled after improvement districts across the country, the JSID places emphasis on the importance of a clean and safe environment, enhancing the quality of life for residents, employees and visitors and in supporting the local business base. The JSID is a non-profit corporation and is primarily funded through charitable contributions from major employers and institutions, local foundations, small businesses and individuals. For more information Click Here