benson business improvement district

The Benson Business Improvement District (BID) was established by the City of Omaha in 1977 as Benson’s Business Area Improvement Board. Its purpose is to raise necessary funds for providing and maintaining improvements to Benson’s business district. On Nov. 23, 2010, the Omaha City Council approved the group’s plans to expand its original boundaries and number of board members, update its assessment formula¬†and finance a new strategic work plan to help ensure the district’s successful future.

The Benson BID meets the first Friday of every month from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Benson Community Center, 6008 Maple St. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact:

Dr. Glenn York

D’Ann Lonowski

Shelley Kiel
Advisor to the Board

board members

  • Dr. Glenn York
  • D’Ann Lonowski
  • Bill Carmichael
  • Sarah Johnson
  • John Larkin
  • Jay Lund
  • Andrea Maleki

Ex-Officio Members

  • Kurt Goetzinger
    Benson Business Association
  • Kathy Buchanan
    Benson Neighborhood Association
  • Andrew Rainbolt
    Benson-Ames Alliance

Annual Reports


Benson BID History

Benson BID Proposed Changes

Benson BID Proposed Budget

Benson BID Proposed Work Plan

Case Study – Burke’s Pub

Conceptual streetscape plans

Why This, Why Now