The Ballard Improvement Area is a local assessment district that funds programs and activities that directly support ratepayers as well as activities that benefit the businesses and residents within district.

About the Ballard Improvement Area

After an extensive strategic planning effort, led by more than 60 community leaders throughout Ballard we began working with key stakeholders to create a long-term, sustainably-funded leadership organization representing Ballard’s businesses, residents and property owners.

Following a significant demonstration of support from commercial and residential property owners, the City of Seattle approved the creation of the Ballard Improvement Area (BIA) in the fall of 2016. The BIA became effective on January 1, 2017 and is a seven-year program funded through assessments on commercial and residential properties in the Ballard core.

Effective January 1st, 2017, the Ballard Chamber of Commerce became the Ballard Alliance in name. This is an important transition because the new organization now represents business and residential interests.

Rate Payer Advisory Board

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