Moving Sacramento Forward

Since 1995, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) has served as the voice of Downtown, led the revitalization for the urban core, and has been a driving force in moving Sacramento forward.

Our mission drives us: Make Downtown Sacramento a better place to live, work, play and invest. Downtown drives our regional economy and is a source of civic pride. We consistently strive to move Sacramento forward through effective public-private collaboration and serve as the collective voice for downtown property owners. We believe that cities are built for people – downtown’s residents, visitors, and workforce.

DSP is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the central business district. Our mission is to establish Downtown Sacramento as the premier arts, entertainment, business and cultural destination of the greater Sacramento region through effective public-private collaboration for the benefit of residents, visitors and investors. The Property Based Improvement District (PBID) provides a unified voice for the 176 property owners and over 400 retail businesses located within the 66-block district. Together, the constituents work for the advancement of Downtown by strengthening relationships with local and regional governments and citizen-based organizations in a public-private partnership.

Our History

The DSP was established by property and business owners in 1995 and was the first PBID in the state of California. It was established as a proactive private sector initiative to provide an enhanced level of service for Downtown Sacramento and initiate economic development and marketing initiatives. Since its inception, downtown property owners have renewed the PBID three times in 2000, 2005 and 2015 with 90% approval ratings.

 

The DSP oversees the maintenance, safety and revitalization programs financed by the 66-block management district. The district is roughly bounded by H Street to the north, 16th Street to the east, N Street to the south and the Sacramento River to the west. The 66-block district is located within the central business district C-3 zoning area. The district’s six benefit zones include the Civic Center, Old Sacramento, Capitol Mall, Entertainment District, Theater District and The Kay District.

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Reports

Downtown Office Market Study

Learn about perceptions and strategic advantages of Downtown Sacramento’s market.

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DSP Annual Reports

The Annual Report measures the progress of Downtown Sacramento Partnership key programs and tracks the state of office, residential and retail market development activity in the urban core. 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2012 … READ MORE

Downtown Retail Activation Study

In 2010, DSP commissioned Downtown Works, a retail consultancy firm, to analyze retail conditions and develop a retail strategy and merchandise mix plan for Downtown Sacramento. The study examined the size and character of the … READ MORE

DSP Strategic Action Plan

In 2013, the DSP board adopted an aggressive 3-point plan to provide the foundation for future growth through environmental enhancements, economic incentives, and key strategic developments. View the Strategic Action Plan   READ MORE