Proposed BIA area for Lower Lonsdale
Any commercial space within the boundary area indicated by the reference map would be part of the proposed Lower Lonsdale BIA.
BIA Area Businesses
"Currently, all businesses in Lower Lonsdale are considered to be members of the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, without the need to apply or pay a membership fee.
The proposed 2017 BIA budget total of $500,000 will be paid by almost 500 businesses located throughout the Lower Lonsdale area based on the assessed value of the commercial property in which they operate their business.
For those Lower Lonsdale businesses who rent their space, their landlord in most cases but not all, will likely allocate the levy among all the renters in the building. Standard practice would be on the basis of the renter's share of the total square footage. Their landlord will add the lessee's share of the BIA levy to their rent."