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Brookside Community Improvement District

Community Improvement Districts

The Brookside CID is a political subdivision led by a volunteer board representing the property owners, business owners and customers of Brookside that fund the work that keeps our district safe, clean and thriving.

What is a CID?

The International Downtown Association estimates that more than 1,000 Community Improvement Districts (CID’s) currently operate throughout the United States and Canada. A CID provides enhanced improvements and activities, such as economic development, parking management, maintenance and marketing, in addition to those provided by local government. CID’s are proven to work by providing services that improve the overall viability of business districts – resulting in higher property values, occupancies and sales.

Brookside Improvement District

Established in 2005, in cooperation with the City of Kansas City, the Brookside Community Improvement District is a special assessment district that conveys benefits to the properties located within the district boundaries. The management of the CID provides enhanced economic development, property management, communication along with landscape maintenance, daily trash removal, sidewalk cleaning, area awareness officers and anything that ensures a clean, safe and inviting district. The CID has been used successfully in Brookside to improve the district’s business climate with new investment, jobs and civic improvements overall enhancing the image of the community.

CID Services

  • Daily trash removal
  • Bi-annual sidewalk cleaning
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Tree and shrub replacement
  • Parking lot maintenance
  • Gas lamp maintenance
  • Holiday decorating
  • Daily Security Services
  • Marketing/Promotion
  • Trouble-shooting

CID Management

  • Advocacy for businesses
  • Facilitation of projects
  • Business resource
  • Information and referral
  • Data collection economic development

CID Products & Publications

  1. Web page includes:
    • Business Directory
    • Interactive Maps
    • Dining, Shopping, Parking Map
    • Visitor’s Guide
    • Interactive Event Calendar
    • Up-to-date news
  2. Annual Report – released each summer
  3. Events Calendar – distribute over 400 each week to businesses and individuals
  4. Newsletter – monthly publication sent out to 1,650 people or businesses
  5. Dining, Shopping, Parking Guide


  • Annual events
    • St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade
    • Brookside Art Annual
    • Sidewalk Sale
    • Trick or Treat Street
    • Christmas in the Park
  • Monthly Business to Business Networking Events
  • Other events
    • Strutt with your Mutt
    • Pooches on the Patio
    • Wine Walk

Brookside Community Improvement District Board of Directors

Brookside Community Improvement District Board of DirectorsGeorge Gilchrist, BKS Properties, President
Kelly Collins, Commerce Bank, Vice President
Khara Cosentino, Cosentino's, Secretary
John Cosentino, Cosentino's, Treasurer
Kim Harris, The New Dime Store