HILL CITY | Armed with a new Business Improvement District, this Central Black Hills community is working to generate economic development and demonstrate that Hill City is the ideal place to do business, raise a family and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Long discussed, the new BID and its board were established late last summer and expect to present a project to the Hill City Council this month. According to the BID Board, the project can be completed quickly, see results within a year, and be paid off within three years by the BID dollars collected from a $2 per night room tax.
“In a very small tourist community with finite resources the BID should prove to be an excellent option to better Hill City,” said Chuck Voorhees, president of Heart of the Hills Economic Development and a member of the BID Board. “The first order of business is addressing some of the brick and mortar needs our tourists and business owners alike have addressed as some of our most crucial needs for growth.”
As envisioned, the proposal includes building a new public restroom facility, adding additional parking, and the beginnings of a multi-use space for events.
“We are finding there are many details to work through, but we are very optimistic about our progress, and the resulting positive impact it will have on our beautiful little town,” Vorhees added.