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The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) is a not-for-profit local development corporation whose mission is to coordinate the economic development activities in Downtown Brooklyn, ensure implementation of public and private development projects in the area, and help enhance the quality of life for residents of the community.
The primary focus of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) is to enhance Downtown Brooklyn's position as a viable mixed-use commercial, cultural, academic and residential center through the implementation of a series of redevelopment projects and the administration of programs and services that promote economic growth and improve local business conditions and quality of life.
Commercial Tenant Attraction
The DBP works with the real estate community, local developers and the City to attract new office tenants to Downtown Brooklyn's commerical core by providing information on available incentives for corporate relocation and facilitating interaction between decision makers of relocating companies and corporate leaders from the community as well as high-level City economic development officials.
Identification of Development Opportunities
The DBP will work with owners of underutilized properties, public and private, to encourage reuse and redevelopment in ways that will improve Downtown Brooklyn's economic environment.
The DBP works in close coordination with the Mayor’s Office and other City Agencies to expedite the design and construction of nearly $200 million in capital projects to create new venues for the arts in the BAM Cultural District and to create new open space and infrastructure to support growth in Downtown Brooklyn.
The MetroTech Business Improvement District, Fulton Mall Improvement Association, and the Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn Business Improvement District provide a range of services to the districts they serve. These include area maintenance and sanitation services, supplemental public safety patrol, and the promotion of local retail businesses, which are targeted towards improving business conditions and quality of life in the Downtown Brooklyn core area.
Research and Planning
The DBP focuses on a number of research initiatives and broad planning efforts to ensure the successful growth of Downtown Brooklyn.
Real Estate and Incentives
The DBP researches incentives and real estate issues necessary to attract new industries into Downtown Brooklyn.
The DBP is pursuing a holistic approach to transportation planning, focusing on parking and traffic management, and mass transit improvements.
The DBP seeks to better connect local residents with job opportunities in Downtown through a series of planning initiatives.
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