MID Services

The Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) works hard to make Downtown a clean, safe and inviting place. MID Ambassadors have various duties, from keeping streets and sidewalks clean of trash to cleaning graffiti off buildings to coordinating community events. Its diverse programs and team members make these things happen each and every day.

Read more about the MID’s programs and services below.

Clean Team

Clean Team
The MID Clean Team provides cleaning services to ratepayers, visitors and workers within the six MID neighborhoods. Services, performed by MID Downtown Ambassadors part of the Clean Team, include:

  • Daily sidewalk sweeping
  • Sidewalk pressure washing
  • Alley cleaning
  • Trash collection
  • Graffiti removal
  • Leaf removal


Hospitality and Safety Team

Hospitality and Safety TeamThe MID Hospitality and Safety Team acts as a resource and on-street concierge for the residents, workers and visitors within the six MID neighborhoods. Services, performed by MID Downtown Ambassadors part of the Hospitality and Safety Team, include:

  • Bike and foot patrols by Downtown Ambassadors
  • Conditions of Entry Assistance
  • Concierge assistance
  • Transit information
  • Referrals to human service programs
  • E-alert notifications of Downtown rallies, protests, emergencies and events
  • Public safety fairs and information for ratepayers

Destination Marketing

Destination MarketingOne goal of the MID is to enhance Downtown Seattle’s image as the region’s premier place to live, work, shop and play. These destination marketing efforts take place throughout the year and include:

  • Public relations
  • Retail promotions
  • Advertising
  • Community events
  • Cultural development and production

Business Development and Market Research

Business DevelopmentThe MID also strives to provide tools for effective business and economic development in Downtown Seattle. Business development and market research efforts by the MID include:

  • Downtown market and demographic research
  • Development guides
  • Street-level business inventory and listings
  • Neighborhood profiles
  • Pedestrian counts