North Park Business Improvement District
North Park Main Street is both a business improvement district established by the City of San Diego, and a Main Street program affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As a volunteer-based, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, North Park Main Street (NPMS) advocates for North Park’s business community, administers the North Park Business Improvement District (BID), and champions development that preserves the community’s historic integrity, supports its Arts, Culture & Entertainment District, and promotes an urban, pedestrian-friendly shopping / dining environment.
North Park Main Street & Business Improvement District Major Activities
- Galvanizing local business leadership and enhancing communication and collaborations
- Hosting annual North Park events such as the Taste of North Park and the SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park, as well as the weekly North Park Thursday Market
- Promoting preservation of business community’s historic character
- Marketing downtown commercial district to attract investment and customers
- Actively supporting North Park Art, Culture and Entertainment District
- Promoting urban village style planning principles and ensuring quality development
- Assisting developers, business owners and tenants navigate regulatory requirements and access available resources
- Installing improvements, e.g. lighting, street trees, sidewalks, bike racks, refuse cans
- Coordinating efforts to address downtown transportation and parking issues
Angela Landsberg, Executive Director
Angela Landsberg’s love for the San Diego urban core was inspired by her upbringing in what would one day become known as one of America’s Hippest Neighborhoods, North Park. She stepped into local San Diego politics after college as a Legislative Aid to then City Council Member Christine Kehoe. Her experience working for the City set the stage for her future career path of serving the public through coalition building and advocating for positive policy change. Over the last seven years, Angela has not only promoted North Park as a destination for locals and travelers, but also advocated for the small business policy that has resulted in North Park’s notoriety as one of the region’s most desirable urban business districts.