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

Special Improvement District

THE OCIC BOARD, MADE UP OF RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE MARKET DISTRICT, OVERSEES THE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

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

The OCIC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by property owners in the district through assessments that are paid bi-annually via their property taxes. These investments are leveraged to create a clean, safe, and welcoming district. The 2017 SID budget is $240,000 with a 3% annual increase each year through 2019.

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
Legislation
Assessments
Boundaries 
Petition 

2017-2019 Administrative Documents

Petition
Boundaries
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

James Keating, Treasurer
Property Owner & Resident

Greg Patt, Secretary
Formerly Orange Blossom Press

Rick Foran
The Foran Group, West 25th Street Lofts
Property Owner

Tom Gillespie
Getco Environmental Consultants
Property Owner

Sam McNulty
Bier Market, Bar Cento, Market Garden Brewery, Nano Brew & Market Garden Brewery
Property Owner, Business Owner & Resident 

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

Doug Perkowski
Cleveland Lofts
Property Owner

Mark Raymond
The Cleveland Hostel
Business Owner & Property Owner