The Dunbar Village Business Association is one of 22 business improvement associations of the City of Vancouver’s Business Improvement Area Program. Approved in the Spring of 2008, the Business Improvement Area (BIA) includes all the businesses and property owners along Dunbar Street from West 16th Avenue to West 41st Avenue and east along West 41st Avenue to Collingwood Street. Interestingly, the BIA is divided into three distinct areas:
- North Dunbar between West 16th and West 19th Avenues
- Central Dunbar between West King Edward and West 30th Avenues
- Dunbar Southlands between West 38th and West 41st Avenues and east along West 41st to Collingwood Street
Nearly 250 shops, services and property owners make up its membership, catering to a wide variety of needs of Dunbar residents and those from further afield. We are self-funded by an annual tax levy on commercial properties within the BIA of $0.83 per $1000 of assessed value. The City of Vancouver bylaw to collect this levy is in place until March 31, 2018 and may be renewed for another 5 years at that time.