Since 1996, Marco Li Mandri and New City America have worked for and advised the following groups in the formation of 74 special assessment districts, BIDs, Tourism Improvement Districts, Neighborhood Improvement Districts, Special Improvement Districts or Community Benefit Districts. Since 1995, New City America has worked for and advised the following groups in the successful formation of special assessment districts.

Los Angeles Basin BID Formations and Investigations – California
Avenue of Arts and Design BID Formation- City of West Hollywood/1995
Chinatown BID Formation, Expansion and Renewal – Los Angeles/2000, 2008, 2010;
(NOTE) This was the first BID formed in any Chinese American business district in the United States;
Encino BID Formation -Los Angeles/2000
Lincoln Heights Industrial Zone BID Formation and Renewal – Los Angeles/2000, 2011
Lincoln Heights Industrial Zone BID Management agreement – 2011/2012
Leimert Park Village BID Formation -Los Angeles/2002
(NOTE) This is the premier African American business district in Los Angeles today
Lincoln Heights Business District BID Formation – Los Angeles/1997
Lincoln Heights, North Broadway Community Benefit District Formation/2008
Highland Park BID Formation – Los Angeles/2001
Byzantine Latino Quarter BID Formation – Los Angeles/2003
(NOTE) This was the first ecumenically driven and led BID in the country, where the major property owners are religious institutions that pay annual assessments;
Chatsworth BID Formation– Los Angeles/1999
Brentwood BID Formation – Los Angeles/2002
Helms Bakery BID Investigation – Los Angeles/2006
(NOTE) This district was approved overwhelmingly by a vote of the property owners and not adopted due to the actions of a transitional City Council person from that district)
Woodland Hills BID Investigation – Los Angeles/2006
Historic Core BID Formation, Downtown Los Angeles/2003
Historic Downtown Los Angeles BID Formation/2008
Reseda BID Formation – Los Angeles/2002
South Park Community Benefit District Formation – Los Angeles/2007
South Park Community Benefit District Renewal 2012 – approved Sept. 25th, 2012
MacArthur Park CBD Investigation – Los Angeles/2007
Glendale, Downtown CBD Formation – 2012
Glendale Downtown – Management Contract 2013
Arcadia, Downtown CBD Formation – 2013
Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica – Consulting to Property Owners – 2008-09
Arts District Community Benefit District, LA – Consulting on formation, 2013
Ventura County BID Formations and Investigations – California
Thousand Oaks Boulevard BID Formation- Thousand Oaks/2006
Thousand Oaks Boulevard BID Renewal – Thousand Oaks/2010
Ventura Downtown BID Investigation – Ventura/2004
San Francisco Bay Area BID and CBD Formations:
San Francisco Tourism Improvement District Formation – San Francisco/2008
(NOTE) This is the largest single district ever formed in the US, totaling $27,000,000 annually in hotel assessments.
Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (CBD) Formation – San Francisco/2005
Noe Valley CBD Formation – San Francisco/2005
Castro/Upper Market CBD Formation – San Francisco/2005
(NOTE) This was the first BID formed in any Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual/Transgender district in North America
Tenderloin/North of Market CBD Formation – San Francisco/2005
(NOTE) This community is more impacted by homeless issues than any other district the state of California
Fillmore Jazz District CBD Formation – San Francisco/2006
JapanTown CBD Investigation – San Francisco/2007
Central Market Street CBD Formation – San Francisco/2006
Destination Embarcadero CBD Investigation – San Francisco
Top of Broadway CBD Formation – San Francisco (July 2013)
Portside CBD Formation – San Francisco/2006
Yerba Buena Gardens CBD Formation/2008
Inner Sunset/Golden Gate CBD Investigation (2013) – San Francisco
Downtown Oakland CBD Formation and Management – Oakland/2008 – present
Lake Merritt-Uptown CBD Formation and Management – Oakland 2008 – present
Koreatown Northgate CBD Formation – Oakland/2007
(NOTE) This was the first Korean American business district BID formed in North America
Rockridge Business Improvement District Formation (BID) – Oakland/2000
Montclair BID Formation – Oakland/2001
Lakeshore BID formation – Oakland/2002
Temescal-Telegraph BID Formation – Oakland 2004
Temescal- Telegraph BID Renewal – Oakland 2014
Laurel BID Formation – Oakland/2005
Fruitvale BID Formation –Oakland/2006
North Shattuck Avenue “Gourmet Ghetto” BID Formation and Renewal – Berkeley/2001 and 2011
West Berkeley BID Investigation – Berkeley/2008
Downtown Berkeley Property BID Consulting – Berkeley/2009
Willow Glen CBDFormation – San Jose/2008
W. San Carlos CBD Investigation – San Jose/2010
Webster Street BID Investigation – Alameda/2007
Downtown Redwood City CBD Formation – Redwood City/2014
San Leandro, Downtown CBD Formation – 2013
Downtown Hayward CBD Investigation – 2014
Central Valley/Imperial Valley CBD Formations and Investigations – California
North Franklin, Sacramento, PBID renewal/Approved in July 2012
Downtown Tracy CBD Formation and District Management Consulting – Tracy/2009 – 2013
Downtown Tracy CBD Renewal – 2014
Downtown El Centro BID Formation – El Centro/2002
Downtown El Centro, Main Street Business Plan – El Centro/2010
Downtown Salinas CBD Investigation – Salinas/2014
Downtown Modesto CBD Investigation- Modesto/2014
Orange County Tourism Improvement District Formations – California
Anaheim Tourism Improvement District Formation – Anaheim/2010
(NOTE) The Anaheim Tourism Improvement District is a unique TID in that the Visitor and Convention Bureau has the contract to administer over 10 million dollars annually from both the Anaheim and Garden Grove TIDs
Garden Grove Tourism Improvement District Formation – Garden Grove/2010
Downtown Santa Ana PBID Investigation – 2006
San Diego County BID and CBD Formation and Investigation, District management and Conceptual Plans:
Little Italy BID Formation – San Diego/1996 – present
(NOTE) San Diego’s Little Italy was the first Italian American business district in North America to operate with a Business Improvement District and Community Benefit District in place. The “Little Italy” business district on India Street in San Diego is the premier functioning historical neighborhood commercial district in Downtown San Diego. It was the point of entry for Italian immigrants in San Diego and to the international tuna fishing industry. The Little Italy Association is a successful 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation which administers various revenue streams and assessment districts to improve the Little Italy neighborhood. The district has been managed by New City America staff since the adoption of the small BID in 1996.
· Little Italy Community Benefit District Formation (Property Assessment District) and District Management – San Diego/2000 and 2004 to present
Downtown San Diego Partnership BID Renewal Overview and Report to the Downtown San Diego Partnership – San Diego/2004
Downtown San Diego Partnership, Consulting contract on PBID management, renewal and Foundation development, 2011-12
Central Commercial Community Benefit District Formation and District Management – San Diego/2000 – 2007
Central Commercial Town Center Plan and Proposal for new Cesar Chavez Plaza – San Diego – 2008
Diamond BID Formation -San Diego/1996(NOTE) The Diamond BID was the first predominantly African American BID formed in the state of California
Barrio Logan Community Benefit District Investigation and Formation – San Diego/2012
San Ysidro BID Formation – San Diego/1998
North Bay BID Formation -San Diego/2000
North Bay CBD Investigation – San Diego/2003
North Bay Conceptual Plan – San Diego/2003
(NOTE) This comprehensive conceptual plan lays out a proposed landscape plan, architectural style, public space plan, gateway sign plan and re-made the street grid for this area of San Diego that is currently the home to the San Diego Sports Arena.
College Heights CBD Formation -San Diego/2004
College Area BID Formation – San Diego/1996;
Old Town BID Management – San Diego/1996 – 1998
Pacific Beach BID Management – San Diego/1996 – 1998
Downtown National City BID Formation – National City/2004
City of Imperial Beach BID Formation – Imperial Beach/1996
Downtown El Cajon BID Formation – El Cajon/2006
Mile of Cars BID Formation – National City/2001
(NOTE) This BID formation is extremely unique in that 16 car deals voted to assess themselves based upon reported sales tax figures to fund a TV marketing program that promotes the district as a whole to San Diego County
Auto Park Way BID Formation – Chula Vista/2009
Del Mar BID Investigation – Del Mar/1998
Solana Beach BID Investigation – Solana Beach/2003
Oceanside BID Investigation – Oceanside/2007
Coronado BID Investigation – Coronado/1996
Coronado Tourism Improvement District Report to the Coronado City Council – Coronado/2010
Newark, New Jersey
Special Improvement District Consulting Services to the Mayor’s office, 2012
Formation of the new South Ward SID; Formation in April 2013
Formation of the new Greater Newark Tourism Improvement District, June 2013
Pennsylvania Community Benefit District Investigation and Formation (New City America East)
Southside Bethlehem CBD Investigation – Bethlehem/2012-13
Historic Downtown Bethlehem CBD Investigation – Bethlehem/2009 – 2010
East Liberty, Pittsburgh Neighborhood Improvement District Investigation/2006
Downtown Easton CBD Investigation – Easton/2011
Allentown CBD Investigation – 2011
Boston Mass, Led workshop at Smart Growth Massachusetts Conference at the Boston Convention Center (Nov 2013);
New Bedford MA Downtown, NCA washired to investigate and form a new Downtown New Bedford Community Benefit District, funded by the Garfield Foundation. Estimated completion date of Spring 2015
Somerville MA, after a nationwide search, NCA has been hired by the City of Somerville to work with property owners on various Squares throughout the City in anticipation of the extension of the Boston subway thru Somerville (2014-2017);
Chicago, Illinois Special Service Area (SSA) Consultation:
Taylor Street (Little Italy) SSA Consulting – Chicago/2005 – 2012
Speaker at Statewide Illinois Main Street Conference, 2009
BOMA, presentation on new Chicago Community Benefit District and Loop District Management Corporation – Chicago/2007
Seattle, Washington Tourism Improvement District
Greater Seattle TID investigation and formation – Seattle/Approved in Dec. 2011
Phoenix, Arizona Tourism Improvement District
Greater Phoenix/Maricopa County TID Investigation – Phoenix/2010
Baltimore, Maryland Tourism Improvement District
Greater Baltimore TID Investigation – Baltimore/2009
St. Louis, Missouri Tourism Improvement District
Greater St. Louis TID Investigation – St. Louis/2010
City of Wheatridge CBD Ordinance and Plan for implementation – Wheatridge/2008-09
Cincinnati/Hamilton County, Ohio
Consulting with the Hamilton County Planning Department on Special District Formation and Management
Washington DC
George Washington University, presenter at the GWU Conference on Walkability and District Management (October 2013);