About the Peekskill BID

The Peekskill Business Improvement District (“BID”) works to promote the growth and development of downtown Peekskill as an attractive place to live and do business through business recruitment and retention, marketing campaigns, capital improvements, beautification efforts, event sponsorship, and advocacy.

Founded in 1996 as a non-profit corporation, the Peekskill BID encompasses downtown’s Central Commercial District — a 25 block area home to national corporations, law firms, medical practices, non-profits, artists galleries and live/work studios, bustling restaurants and cafes, fitness studios, hi-tech design and soft-ware firms, and other specialty retailers.

The BID is primarily funded each year by a special tax levy on downtown property and business owners to be used on activities that strengthen commerce downtown.  All property and business owners within the Central Commercial District are members of the Peekskill BID, and the BID elects a Board of Directors to govern its activities and supervise the day-to-day management of the BID by a part-time Executive Director.