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The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID)

The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) is a coalition of property owners, consisting of more than 2,200 parcels*, committed to enhancing the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. We believe that Downtown LA is a wholly unique place - one with an exciting and prosperous future. Our organization is helping the 65-block central business district achieve its full potential as a great place to live, work, play - and connect!

* Of these properties, 512 are commercial parcels, 1,681 are condominium parcels and 41 are government use parcels. In percentage terms, 84.97% of the DCBID's total building square footage is commercial use, 7.73% is condominium use, and 7.3% is government use.

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Check out our insider's guide to Downtown LA's summer concerts, films, and events. Where to park, where to go before and after, what to bring, and more.

Explore Downtown LA's Urban Frontier

Explore Downtown LA's Urban Frontier

Discover 17 cultural & historic sites. Stay and play with offers from DTLA eateries, shops, and hotels

All about the DCBID

Our Mission | Board of Directors

Our Mission / Board of Directors
The DCBID is a coalition of 1,200 property owners united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in Downtown. Founded in 1998, the DCBID provides safety, maintenance, economic development, and marketing services for the Central District.

Downtown Tours & Community Links

Economic Development & Marketing
The DCBID's Economic Development team works to improve and revitalize Downtown Los Angeles. The DCBID also maintains a Marketing Division to brand and promote Downtown L.A. to visitors.


Safe & Clean Team
The DCBID's Safe & Clean team, called the "Purple Patrol" for their purple shirts, provides daily, 24-hour supplemental services to maintain safety and cleanliness within the district.

Ask Us!

Events & Projects Archive
View past events and programs that were managed by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District in our effort to make Downtown L.A. a better place to live, work, and play.

Purple Patrol

Purple Patrol

Keeping Downtown LA safe, clean, and friendly.
Get safety updates with our BID Alerts, or look for our Purple Patrol in the Downtown Center and Historic Downtown districts. More
Our Downtown Guides are here to help

Downtown Guides

Looking for something? Let us help.
Have a question? Look for our Downtown Guides, with the signature info symbol on their sleeves. They can provide directions, share printed maps & guides, and more. More
Housing Bus Tour

Housing Bus Tour

Saturday Housing Bus Tours
See everything from loft-style apartments to luxury condos! Join our free Housing Bus Tour, every other Saturday morning. More
Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter

Get Our Monthly Email Newsletter.
Sign up for What's Up Downtown, our monthly email update on upcoming events, new businesses, and downtown deals. More

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