River District Business Improvement District

Wausau River District, Inc. works in conjunction with downtown Wausau's Business Improvement District (BID) for the River District's revitalization. A BID is a defined geographic area in which property owners pay an annual special tax assessment for specific uses. In Wausau's BID, these assessments serve as Main Street Wausau's primary funding source.

Downtown Wausau's BID represents nearly 150 property owners and over 250 businesses. The BID encompasses businesses and properties located within these geographical boundaries:

  • Elm St. and Grant St. on the North
  • 6th St. on the East
  • 3rd Ave. on the West
  • Stewart Ave. and Washington St. on the South

Business and property owners with establishments and investment in the River District are automatically eligible to take advantage of the programs and services described within the Business Tools section of the website. Click here for more information about Main Street Wausau, Inc.