Area residents, business and property owners came together and voted to form a Business Improvement District and petitioned Metro Council to authorize the Gulch Business Improvement District (GBID) in 2006.
The GBID purpose is to focus additional services for the area. The most visible service is the Clean and Safe program. Employees of the Nashville Downtown Partnership are present in the neighborhood daily providing trash pick up and graffiti removal. Also additional Metropolitan police officers patrol the neighborhood, most of the year you will see bicycle patrols throughout the Gulch.
The GBID is also responsible for neighborhood marketing initiatives to support Gulch based businesses.
Future GBID programs planned include additional landscaping and the addition of hanging baskets for the Gulch streetscape.
All the additional programs are supported by a voluntary increase in property tax rates.
The GBID is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board members include residents, property owners, business owners and tenants.
The board has contracted with the Nashville Downtown Partnership for administrative service support and providing the Clean and Safe services for the neighborhood.