The Midtown Improvement District (MID), formerly known as the Vickery Meadow Public Improvement District (VMPID), was established in 1993 and was renewed in 1998, 2003, 2008, 2016 and 2022. The MID consists of approximately 110 businesses, 11,929 multi-family units and 5 DISD schools. Midtown Dallas Inc. manages the MID. The general nature of the service and improvements provided by the MID are to provide public safety, graffiti control, landscaping, park improvements, trash pick-up, neighborhood improvements, acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of mass transportation facilities, marketing and promotional activities, distinctive lighting and signage, business development and recruitment and other services and activities approved by the Dallas City Council.
The current MID term runs until December 31, 2032, with annual budget and assessment rate subject to a public hearing and Dallas City Council approval.
The costs of the services and improvements by the Midtown Improvement District (MID) will be paid primarily by special assessment against properties in the District. Annual assessments are based on the total value of real property and real property improvements as determined by the Dallas Central Appraisal District.
The District’s proposed assessment rate for 2023 is $0.10 per $100.00 of appraised value for the premium service area and $0.05 per $100.00 of appraised value for the standard service area. Once levied, this assessment rate shall not increase during the 2024 Service Plan year.
The City of Dallas is not responsible for payment of assessments against exempt City property in the District because City right-of-way, railroad right-of-way, City parks and cemeteries are not specially benefitted. Payment of assessments by other tax-exempt jurisdictions and entities must be established by contract.