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 2100 businesses in the area. A 9-member board, made up of all sizes and types of businesses from different sections of On Havana Street, oversees district programming.
Gayle Jetchick was the founder and only staff member responsible for the BID from 2007 until April 2018. As the founder of the Havana BID she planned her succession plan and hired Chance Horiuchi on April 2, 2018. As of January 1, 2019, Chance Horiuchi is the Executive Director of the Havana BID. Chance Horiuchi is responsible for day-to-day activities On Havana Street.
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/Anschutz Campus. See Havana BID Map
Click Here to read about 2020’s accomplishments.
Click Here to read about 2019’s accomplishments.
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 2021 Havana BID Operational Plan and Budget 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.
Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director
The Board of Directors meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month virtually online, unless otherwise noted on the events calendar.
Havana Business Improvement District Virtual Meeting Details:
Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412
Access Code: 425-389-565
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· Thursday, January 21, 2021
· Thursday, February 18, 2021
· Thursday, March 18, 2021
· Thursday, April 15, 2021
· Thursday, May 20, 2021
· Thursday, June 17, 2021
· Thursday, July 15, 2021
· Thursday, August 19, 2021
· Thursday, September 16, 2021
· Thursday, October 21, 2021
· Thursday, November 18, 2021 – Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting
· *Thursday, December 9, 2021 – 2022 Budget Conference Call with Spencer Fane, *Note: This meeting is the 2nd Thursday of December 2021
· *Thursday, December 16, 2021 – Board Marketing Meeting, *Note: This is not a board quorum required meeting & the public is welcomed to attend.
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