Downtown Caldwell Business Improvement District

What is the Downtown Cadlwell Business Improvement District (BID)?
A business improvement district (BID) is a designated area within which property owners pay a fee in order to fund improvements within the district’s boundaries. The Downtown Caldwell BID was approved by property owners and founded in 2016. It is administered by Destination Caldwell with a BID Board comprised of downtown property owners who have a vested interest in downtown.
The Downtown Caldwell BID provides partial funding for the operations of Indian Creek Plaza, including, but not limited to, management and staffing, scheduling, marketing, beautification and programming of year-round events at the Plaza. In 2019, Destination Caldwell estimated that 200,000 people were drawn to downtown Caldwell specifically to participate in 315 events, activities, or ice skating days at Indian Creek Plaza. The annual traffic on the 7th Street pedestrian bridge, tracked by the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS), saw traffic increase to 395,144 bridge crossings in 2019, up 39% from 283,766 in 2018.
In addition to Destination Caldwell’s events at Indian Creek Plaza, the organization saw increased traffic during the Winter Wonderland Light Display hosted by the City of Caldwell. In December 2019, the monthly traffic across the pedestrian bridge was 144,978, an increase of nearly 55% over December 2018’s 93,716 crossings.

All properties within the Downtown Caldwell Business Improvement District are subject to an annual assessment from the City of Caldwell that will be passed through to Destination Caldwell for the management and operations of Indian Creek Plaza. Property owners located within the district’s boundaries will receive the assessment via the City of Caldwell. Assessments are billed in January and are due in full by March 1st.

BID Board Members

  • Dan Norman, BID Board President
  • ​Kelli G Jenkins​
  • Warren Kouba
  • ​Reagan Rossi
  • Wendy McClain
  • ​Scott Gipson
  • ​Gregg Alger

Development News

September 11, 2020
Downtown Gift Card Now Available
Destination Caldwell is excited to announce a new initiative to help support local businesses in downtown Caldwell. Using the online platform Yiftee, we’ve created the Destination Caldwell Card, an electronic gift card, […]
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May 13, 2020
Events for All Seasons
 The Plaza is the perfect place to explore or meet friends and family year-round! Here are just a few things to look forward to each season!  Spring  Springtime at the Plaza is all about […]
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February 20, 2020
Plaza Hosts 315 Events in 2019
Destination Caldwell Hosted 315 Events and Activities at Indian Creek Plaza in 2019 and Downtown Caldwell Sees 39% Increase in Foot Traffic Caldwell, Idaho – Destination Caldwell, the non-profit that manages Indian […]
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December 7, 2019
Free Skating Lessons for Teens
Destination Caldwell Offers Ice Skating Lesson Scholarships for Teens in Canyon & Owyhee Counties   Destination Caldwell, the non-profit organization that runs Indian Creek Plaza in downtown Caldwell, is offering scholarships for the SK8 Ribbon […]
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September 23, 2019
Introducing the AgVenture Trail
Local non-profit Destination Caldwell is investing in agritourism to attract more visitors and business to Caldwell by opening a new trail through the Snake River Valley. “For visitors, this is a way […]
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January 16, 2019
New Plaza Director Hired
Destination Caldwell has hired Lynn Calvin as Indian Creek Plaza Director. As Director, Calvin will oversee the day-to-day management of the Plaza and Ice Skating Ribbon in downtown Caldwell. “We are very […]
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October 10, 2018
Destination Caldwell Hires CEO
The Destination Caldwell Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Keri Smith-Sigman as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Organization. Ms.  Smith-Sigman co-founded  Destination  Caldwell  in  2013  as  […]
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July 8, 2016
Major Hurdle Cleared for Downtown Plaza
Business Improvement District Receives Crucial Support from Caldwell Property Owners The construction of the Indian Creek Plaza in downtown Caldwell just crossed a key threshold. Local leaders and community volunteers have officially […]
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Learn more about the Downtown Caldwell BID

Services

  • Ongoing funding of operations at Indian Creek Plaza including management and staffing, scheduling, marketing, beautification and programming of year round events at the Plaza.
  • Promotion of public events taking place in downtown Caldwell.

Events

Indian Creek Plaza is a defining an active gathering place for the entire community, a family friendly attraction with entertainment for all ages, an outdoor venue for art, music and other events, and a critical mix of business for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Marketing

Destination Caldwell promotes downtown Caldwell as a shopping, dining, entertainment destination. This will include Explore Caldwell and Nampa Visitor Guide and the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce's business guide to be distributed to visitor outlets, hotels and downtown retail locations.

Communications

Destination Caldwell promotes downtown Caldwell and the Sunnyslope Wine Trail including shopping and dining opportunities, new business attractions, wine tours, and news and information. Destination Caldwell will send out quarterly newsletters to property owners within the District to include downtown updates and information relevant to doing business in downtown Caldwell. Email  to get signed up!

Public/Private Partnership

Destination Caldwell is recognized by Caldwell City Council and Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency as their partner in revitalizing downtown Caldwell. This enables Destination Caldwell to take a leadership role in issues that impact our community and downtown; for example parking, transportation, new business attractions, business retention, vacancy, noise, safety, beautification and other economic development issues.

Growing our Future … Together

The work done by Destination Caldwell would not be possible without our generous donors, partners and sponsors. Please help us continue our work by donating today, naming a feature on Indian Creek Plaza, or by sponsoring one of our events. Unable to give? Help us by supporting our partners or by volunteering your time.

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