Business Improvement District Downtown Racine

The Downtown Business Improvement District #1 (BID) was formed in 2002. The BID is managed by the Downtown Racine Corporation. BID funds have been used to provide the following Downtown amenities:

  • Public Service Ambassadors (PSA) who are walking concierges offering guidance, resources, security and goodwill to Downtown residents, workers and visitors.
  • Added security on Friday and Saturday evenings from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Sidewalk and curb cleaning
  • Downtown holiday lights and wreaths
  • Downtown street banners
  • Downtown sidewalk plantings and hanging baskets
  • Marketing of downtown as a great place to live, work and play
  • Creation of downtown mobile app (Racine Downtown)

Board Members

  • Mark Levine, Chairman (Property Owner)
  • Jeff Coe (1st District Alderman, Ex Officio)
  • Joey LeGath (Business and Property Owner)
  • Matt Sadowski (City Employee)
  • Ed Scharding, Treasurer (Business and Property Owner)
  • Dr. Dean Rosenberg, Secretary (Business and Property Owner)
  • Andrew Dodge (Downtown Employee)
  • Michelle Schimian (Business Owner)
  • Kelly Kruse (BID Manager)