The Havana Business Improvement District (BID) d.b.a. On Havana Street, is a special district (Colorado Revised Statues 31-25-1203) in Aurora/Arapahoe County Colorado created in 2007 by business and neighborhood leaders and Aurora city staff working together to build a stronger, better community.
We really are making a difference by focusing on unique, culturally diverse events and fun new things to do to make the lives of our residents and visitors more interesting. In addition to over 20 events a year, the Havana BID provides programming and benefits to business and commercial properties located along the Havana corridor including economic development, establishing a district identity for the area and advocacy programs.
In November 2007, the commercial property and business owners voted to tax themselves 4.5 mills in real property tax to fund the new business district. The margin of support was 80% yes to 20% no. The stakeholders are committed to promoting commerce and community On Havana Street.
There are 209 real commercial properties and approximately 500 businesses. A 9-member board, made up of all sizes and types of businesses from different sections of Havana Street, oversees district programming. Gayle Jetchick has been the only staff member, one of the founders of the Havana BID and responsible for the Havana BID since its existence.
As of April 2, 2018, the Havana BID began a transitioning process and hired a second employee. Gayle Jetchick, Executive Director, and Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director in Training are the two staff members responsible for day-to-day activities On Havana Street. As of January 1, 2019, Chance Horiuchi will be the Executive Director of the Havana BID. Gayle Jetchick will remain on board full-time until April 2019 to assist with the annual audit, special events/projects and continue part-time through 2019 to assist as a consultant and engage in special events/projects as needed.
Our Logos: The Havana BID has been branded as “On Havana Street.” Our sub-brands in the BID include the “Havana Motor Mile” for our many auto dealerships, repair shops and auto parts businesses, as well as “Art 2C on Havana” for our sculpture-on-the-street public art program.
On Havana Street runs 4.3 miles along Havana from 6th Avenue on the north to Dartmouth Avenue on the south, swinging the corners at major intersections. It is situated at one corner of the “opportunity triangle” formed by three other major redevelopment projects in the area–Lowry, Stapleton and Fitzsimons/Anchutz Campus. See Havana BID Map
Click Here to read about 2018’s accomplishments.
Click Here to read about 2017’s accomplishments.
In 2007, the real property owners in the BID voted to tax themselves 4.5 mills in real property tax to fund the Havana BID. Per our adopted 2018 Havana BID Operational Plan the revenue is applied to:
On Havana Street Mailing Address:
1555 S Havana Street Suite F303 Aurora CO 80012
We do not have a physical office on the business improvement district corridor.
Gayle Jetchick, Founder of the Havana BID
Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director as of January 1, 2019
The Board of Directors meets at 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Denny’s Restaurant, 1505 S Havana (SW corner of Florida & Havana), unless otherwise noted below.
ALL DATES ARE THURSDAYS
2019 MEETINGS ARE AT 8:30 A.M. AT DENNY’S AT 1505 S HAVANA IN THE NEW MEETING ROOM TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE RESTAURANT
Read the audits performed by auditor group Simmons & Wheeler