The MDIC board, made up of residents and property owners in the Market District, oversees the Special Improvement District.

Special Improvement District

Market District Improvement Corporation (MDIC) is a special improvement district (SID) that was created in 2012 to provide clean, maintenance, and safety services in Ohio City’s Market District through the employment of Block by Block Ambassadors. MDIC partners with Downtown Cleveland Alliance to provide this service.

The MDIC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by property owners in the Market District through assessments that are paid bi-annually via their property taxes. These investments are leveraged to create a clean, safe, and welcoming district.

When the SID was created, annual assessments were set as follows:

2012:  $125,000
2013:  $128,750
2014:  $132,612.50
2015:  $136,590.87
2016:  $140,688.59

How are the properties assessed?
Properties are assessed using a hybrid formula that includes both a value based assessment (35% of the assessment) and a frontage based assessment (65% of the assessment). Per SID regulations in the Ohio Revised Code, faith based and municipal property is exempt. No other properties are exempt. The formula is applied to the property values at the time the SID is passed and is constant for the five years of the authorized assessment period.


2012-2016 Administrative Documents

Articles of Incorporation
Code of Regulations

2017-2019 Administrative Documents

List of Property Owners
Articles of Incorporation 
Comprehensive Services Plan







Board of Directors

The MDIC Board is a seven-member elected Board with two appointed seats –
one appointed by the Cleveland City Councilmember for the MDIC and one
appointed by the Mayor – made up of property owners and residents in the
Market District. Board meetings are currently scheduled quarterly, on the
third Wednesday of February, May, August, and November.

Darrell Young, Chair
Darrell A. Young Enterprises, Market Plaza
Property Owner

Michael Foran, Vice Chair
Bar Cento, Bier Markt, Market Garden Brewery, Nano Brew
Property Owner & Resident

James Keating, Treasurer
Property Owner & Resident

Greg Patt, Secretary
Formerly Orange Blossom Press

Doug Perkowski
Cleveland Lofts
Property Owner

Michael “Sporty” Kilbane
Property Owner & Resident

Tom Gillespie
Getco Environmental Consultants
Property Owner

Kathi Paroska
The Paroska Group, Inc.
Property Owner & Resident

Tom McNair
Executive Director, Ohio City Incorporated