DSP Services

DSP-logoThe Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) represents downtown property and business owners and has been the voice of Downtown since 1995.

DSP services include:

Community Services
Marketing & Events
Policy  Advocacy
Recruitment & Retention

About the DSP

DSP is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the central business district. 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.

Downtown District Benefit Zones

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 four benefit zones include the Civic Center, Old Sacramento, Shopping Center/Capitol Mall and K Street Corridor.


Downtown District Map

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 stabilize downtown streets and initiate economic development and marketing initiatives. Since its inception, downtown property owners have renewed the PBID twice with a 90% ballot approval rating in 2000 for a 5-year term and in 2005 for a 10-year term. The district is up for renewal again in 2015.

What is a PBID?

A PBID or property based improvement district is a public-private partnership in which businesses in a defined area elect to pay an assessment in order to fund improvements within a district.

Our Team

For over 17 years, our organization has been dedicated to advancing the agenda for Downtown Sacramento. Our team is committed to serving as a unified voice and to making Downtown Sacramento a better place to do business and an economic engine for the region.

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Contact the DSF

Downtown Sacramento Partnership
980 9th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: (916) 442-8575
F (916) 442-2053
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