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Q&A: What Exactly Does the Providence Downtown Improvement District Do?

In 2005, the Providence Downtown Improvement District (DID) was formed to help improve the city’s quality of life. The nonprofit organization dedicates its time to cleaning, landscaping and patrolling downtown to create a welcoming and safer environment.

Ambassadors in Downtown Providence pushing Mega Brutes.

Recently, the DID’s efforts were recognized when they received a grant to aid with future projects. Robert Russell, the Executive Director, discusses the DID’s plans to further serve residents, locals and tourists of the area.

How did the DID start?

Two yellow-shirt Ambassadors from Downtown Providence Rhode Island.


What is the DID’s mission?

The DID’s mission is to continuously enhance the quality of life in Downtown Providence.