Who We Are
DOOWW.com is a joint venture of the Wildwoods Boardwalk Special Improvement District, Management Corporation (WSID) and the Wildwood Business Improvement District, Management Corporation (WBID).
WSID and WBID are private, non-profit management corporations that oversee certain aspects of the Business Districts in Downtown Wildwood and the Boardwalk in North Wildwood and Wildwood.
Together the Boardwalk SID and the Wildwood BID represent nearly 300 commercial properties in North Wildwood and Wildwood and allow for the professional partnering of these businesses with each other, other business groups, the municipal governments and other private partners.
The Wildwood Business Improvement District, Management Corporation, AKA ‘BID,’ is a private, non-profit management corporation charged with overseeing the Downtown Business Improvement District.
The Wildwood BID, is only in the City of Wildwood and represents all of the properties from west of Ocean Avenue to west of Pacific Avenue and from 26th- Cresse Avenues.
The Wildwood BID has focused nearly all of its efforts on improving the public perception and physical condition of the Downtown Business District. Remember those colored sidewalks from a few years back that were met with less than overwhelming reviews? Well, they were one of the catalysts for Downtown Property Owners to band together to make sure that their voice was heard in any future Downtown Improvements. Thus, in 2004, the Wildwood BID was formed. To date, the Wildwood BID has worked with the City of Wildwood, as well as State and Federal Funding sources to secure nearly $5 million for improvements to Pacific and Rio Grande Avenues. In addition, the Wildwood BID has provided a map for the future for the Downtown area through its publication of Re-Design Guidelines for Pacific Avenue and through partnering with the Boardwalk SID on Vision 2015.
The Wildwoods Boardwalk Special Improvement District, Management Corporation, AKA ‘SID,’ is a private, non-profit management corporation charged with overseeing the Boardwalk Special Improvement District on the North Wildwood and Wildwood portions of the Boardwalk. Created in 1997 by property and business owners on the Wildwoods Boardwalk primarily to provide additional litter pick up in the evenings, SID has expanded its operations into many facets of the Wildwoods Boardwalk. While a small percentage of the operating budget of the SID comes from a special assessment on Boardwalk properties, most of the funding for the SID comes from sources such as sponsorships and tram car revenues.
The SID is overseen by a 14 member board of directors, the majority of whom are elected annually by boardwalk property owners. The Board of Directors formulates an annual plan and operating budget and authorizes its professional management team to implement that plan. From a total budget of $125,000 in 1997, that was primarily used to employee a boardwalk litter patrol, the Boardwalk SID today has an operating budget of approximately $1.3 million and includes such things as the Sightseer Tram Cars, Weekly and July 4th Fireworks, Boardwalk Entertainment, the new Boardwalk Sound System, Operation of the Public Facilities on the Wildwood Boardwalk and key Strategic and Planning Initiatives such as the Boardwalk Design Guidelines, Vision 2015 and the proposed Boardwalk-Crest Bike Path Connector Project.