The Lake Merritt-Uptown District Association fosters an environment where businesses thrive, art flourishes, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy all that downtown Oakland has to offer.
The Lake Merritt/ Uptown District Association is a Community Benefit District (CBD) which serves to revitalize a 37-block area in the heart of Oakland, California. The CBD provides special benefit services such as district maintenance, safety and security management, as well as cultural and community enrichment. The District was formed in 2009 by property owners who supported a voluntary property tax which would fund the additional services to the community over the next 10 years.
The District was formed following a vote of property owners in 2009 to support a voluntary property tax to fund these additional services over the next 10 years.