Why wouldn’t residents and business owners support a Neighborhood Improvement District?
In Callowhill, it came down to taxes and pockets. The majority of property owners in the neighborhood between Broad and Eighth streets and Spring Garden and Vine streets said they didn’t want the increased taxes that come with forming an NID. And some were concerned that the district wouldn’t equally represent the different neighborhood factions. Councilman Frank DiCicco had already agreed to remove a small chunk of Chinatown North from the district.
PlanPhilly reports 51.9 percent of property owners voted against the creation of the NID.
Feed the Feed: Does your neighborhood have an NID, and would you support the creation of one?