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What is the Ohio City Improvement Corporation (OCIC)?
Ohio City Improvement Corporation is a special improvement district (SID) and a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization facilitated by Ohio City Incorporated and governed by an elected board made up of stakeholders. Funding for the SID comes from assessments paid by property owners in the district. The SID was created to provide cleaning, maintenance, and safety services through the employment of Block by Block Ambassadors. 

What is a Special Improvement District (SID)?
A special improvement district (SID), also referred to as a business improvement district (BID), is a geographically defined area within which property owners (excluding municipal and religious property) pay an assessment in addition to taxes to fund improvements within the district’s boundaries, such as cleaning streets, providing security, making capital improvements, and marketing the area. Those improvements supplement, rather than replace, any municipal services the district already receives

What are the boundaries of the SID?
The boundaries for the district are 1452 W. 25th Street on the north; Lorain-Chatham avenues on the south; West 28th Street on the west; and West 24th- West 25th and Gehring avenues on the east. Click here for a map of the current boundaries.

Does the SID have any other sources of income?
The OCIC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that accepts contributions, grants and in-kind donations.

How do I contact the OCIC?
For information on the Ohio City Improvement Corporation contact Ashley Shaw, Ohio City Incorporated at

To request the assistance of a Clean & Safe Ambassador call 216.241.4949

For emergencies, please call 911 immediately.