Deep Ellum Public Improvement District (DEPID) was established in 1999 and renewed in 2006 and 2013. The Deep Ellum area consists of approximately 700 properties and is a combination of business, residential, public and light industrial uses. The Deep Ellum Foundation manages the PID. The general nature of the service and improvements provided by the PID are graffiti control, landscaping, park improvements, trash pickup, neighborhood improvements, acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of mass transportation facilities, marketing and promotional activities, distinctive lighting and signage, business development and recruitment to promote the area as the Deep Ellum Entertainment District and related services and activities approved by the Dallas City Council.
The current PID term runs until December 31, 2020 with annual budget and assessment rate subject to a public hearing and City Council approval.
The assessment amount for 2016 is $399,442. This amount is approximately equal to $0.12 per $100.00 of appraised value as determined by the Dallas Central Appraisal District. Once levied, this assessment apportionment shall not increase during the 2017 service plan year.