STATEN ISLAND — Mayor Bill de Blasio approved the formation of the West Shore Industrial Business Improvement District on Wednesday, making it the second BID in the borough.
The BID will serve around 50 businesses, mostly transportation and industrial, in Bloomfield and Chelsea, the Department of Small Business Services said.
It will have an annual budget of $110,400 and planned services include sanitation and maintenance, street and signage improvements, and protection for parkland and wetlands in the neighborhoods, the SBS said.
"It will empower entrepreneurs in the Bloomfield and Chelsea sections of Staten Island to get the services they need turn those neighborhoods into attractive areas in which businesses can operate,” said Councilman Steven Matteo, who pushed for the formation of the BID, in a statement.
“I believe that Staten Island’s first Industrial BID will help turn the West Shore into a Jobs Shore of our borough.”
There are now 70 BIDs across the city. Staten Island's Forest Avenue BID launched in 2007.