The IA CID is a Political Sub-Division structured to enhance and develop the Independence Avenue corridor

Independence Avenue
Community Improvement District



We collaborates with many businesses and stakeholders in the community to generate a place for success. For example, we highlight businesses located within the District in the NE News displaying services and products. We also offer a storefront improvement program that assists our businesses.

This mural can be found on the corner of St. John Ave. and Askew Ave.

The Urban Street Ambassadors on their lunch break.


The Avenue continues to see daily beautification progress made by our Urban Street Ambassadors (USA) who keep the Avenue clear of litter, decorate for various holidays, maintain common area landscaping. Regardless of the weather, they also help monitor street activity.


Our Avenue Angels (Titan Security) address nuisance crimes on properties within the district and are “eyes on the Avenue.” From 8:30am-11:30pm, seven days a week plus overnight patrol, TITAN assists International Marketplace (i.e., CID) businesses and on-site customers.

The Avenue Angels at American Sons of Columbus prepare for their patrol.

What does the IA CID do?

Independence Ave CID Board