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"The Ballston Business Improvement District, or BID, is a 25-block area within the Ballston neighborhood comprised of both commercial and residential properties. The BID is funded by a special tax paid by commercial property owners within our set boundaries. That tax makes up the Ballston BID budget, and funds various projects to maintain Ballston as an ideal destination to live, work, shop, learn and play."
The Ballston BID created a survey "to give the community a voice and help us curate the most engaging and interesting events in Ballston. From road closures to timing to theme, this is your chance to weigh in on what you’d like to see come to the streets and parks of Ballston."
Curbed.com, a website detailing neighborhoods and cities, published an article in 2019 on "Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success."
In the article, the author references a new report from Foot Traffic Ahead on the impact of walkable urbanism on U.S. real estate, and that "...On nearly every metric, walkable developments perform better for their citizens, especially economically... On nearly every level, the analysis shows the benefits of denser, human-scale development. High walkability often correlates to improved social mobility."