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Brookside Community Improvement District

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 boundaries of the Brookside CID are Wornall Road to the west, Main Street to the east, 62nd Terrace to the north, and Meyer Blvd to the south. Businesses that lie within those boundaries are automatically members of the CID and the Business Association.

The Brookside CID is 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. 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
  • Daily security services
  • Bi-annual sidewalk cleaning
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Tree and shrub replacement
  • Parking lot and gas lamp maintenance
  • Holiday decorating
  • Trouble-shooting

CID Management

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

CID Products & Publications

  • Web page including a Business Directory
  • E-Newsletter – weekly publication sent out to approximately 1,600
  • Social Media promotion on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • An assortment of Brookside merchandise
  • Interactive Event Calendar
  • Up-to-date news
  • Annual Report – released each summer


  • Annual events:
    • St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade
    • Brookside Art Annual
    • Sidewalk Sale and Shred Event
    • Sip and Shop
    • Trick or Treat Street
    • Holiday Season Opener
  • Monthly Business to Business Networking Events

Community Improvement District Board of Directors

Michelle Pitsenberger, First Washington Realty, Vice President - Property Management
Ann Fazzino, Commerce Bank, Branch Manager
Khara Cosentino, Cosentino's, Secretary
John Cosentino, Cosentino's, Treasurer
Kim Harris, The New Dime Store, Owner