The Humboldt Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) was established through City Bylaw in 2012. The purpose of the Humboldt Downtown BID is to promote the development, downtown beautification, and physical revitalization of the downtown core.

The Humboldt Downtown BID operates with a volunteer Board of Directors and one, part-time staff member. 

StreetFest 2017

August 18, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM & August 19, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Check out the official 2017 poster here!

Questions?  Contact Erin Standish at humboldtdowntownbid@gmail.com.

Humboldt Downtown Plan

Throughout 2016, the Humboldt Downtown BID worked with Dillon Consulting and the larger community to create a development plan for the downtown core.

The vision for the Downtown Revitalization Study is to create an inviting and vibrant downtown for people to shop, work, live and play. The study steps included:

  • Reviewing the existing downtown area;
  •  Identifying opportunities and challenges;
  •  Verifying the vision and develop clear goals;
  •  Developing Heritage Guidelines, and
    •  Creating an actionable implementation strategy.

Programs & Projects

The BID has successfully improved the downtown core through key projects and programs such as:

Incentive Policy Development

 
Flower Pot Program & Tree Planting
 
 
The BID supported the development of the Business Flower Pot Program with Humboldt's Communities in Bloom Committee as well as the City in an effort to beautify the downtown core. 
Through this partnership, the BID covers the annual cost for each participating downtown business to receive one concrete flower pot, including one summer and one winter insert.
 
The BID also funded the planting of numerous trees along Main Street, south of the rail tracks.
 
 
 
Historic Site Signs & Street Signs
 
 
A partnership between the BID and the Friends of the Museum resulted in creating historic site signs for buildings that were constructed before 1920, providing the history of the building, and the businesses, that existed within Humboldt's downtown.
 
Historic street signs, noting the original names of many of Humboldt's downtown roads, have been installed and add to the unique, historic character of the downtown.
 
 
 
 
Downtown Banners
 
 
Colourful banners were created and installed within the downtown and, in partnership with the Humboldt & District Sports Hall of Fame, included sports theming for the banners installed along 9th Street. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Urban Lukan Murals
In 2014, a partnership between the BID and the Humboldt Murals Committee resulted in the placement of a series of 12 murals by Urban Lukan in the downtown core. The series depicts Lukan’s interest in genealogy and history through silhouettes. Thanks to the business owners in the BID who proudly display these murals.
 
StreetFest
 
 
This event, started in 2014, is for all ages and celebrates the spirit of the Humboldt region with tremendous business, agency and individual support! 
 
Thanks to a collaboration of community non-profits, including the Humboldt BID, JCI Humboldt, Humboldt Newcomers Centre, Reid-Thompson Public Library, Arts Humboldt, Humboldt Seniors Club, Humboldt SPCA, several music, food, family-friendly, artistic and cultural activities are able to be offered over the two-day event.  

 

For more information about the BID programs, events or how to get involved, please email humboldtdowntownbid@gmail.com, visit them at 812 6th Avenue, call (306) 320-8555 or follow them on Facebook