Church Street Marketplace

The mission of the Church Street Marketplace (CSM) is to provide responsible management leading to an economically successful downtown that is vibrant, clean, and safe for the benefit of the marketplace businesses, community members, and visitors.

Downtown Improvement District Growth

The Downtown Improvement District (DID) stretches from South Winooski avenue to Lake Champlain between Maple street and Pearl street. 

This metric shows the net growth or decline of businesses in the downtown and helps identify trends, gaps, and opportunities for recruitment and economic development. 

The data reveals that the designated Downtown Improvement District of Burlington, VT has a positive net increase in number of businesses when compared to the prior year. 

Each January, Church Street Marketplace staff canvasses the Downtown Improvement District, identifying and recording every business, floor by floor, across 20 square blocks. The census collects information on the number of new businesses, number that have closed or moved, and classifies business by category and sub-category. The data collected is then compared to prior years.