What is the Design District BID?


An Assessed Business Improvement District

The West Hollywood Design District Business Improvement District (BID) works to promote the district as a premier destination for art, fashion, design, restaurants and specialty retail. WHDD Board of Directors and in-house marketing team represent the best interests of over 300 district businesses by creating events and initiatives aimed to build community between members, consumers and the City of West Hollywood.

Want to know more about how we promote local businesses?

Our public Facebook page showcases the
Design District as a vibrant, artistic community.

Do you represent a business in the Design District?

Our private Facebook Group is a great place to connect
with other business owners & community members.

Board Meetings & Agendas

Board meetings are typically held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 4:00PM. Agendas are posted 72 hours prior, and meetings are open to the public.

See Past Agendas

Annual Report

The WHDD Annual Report consist of Activities, Proposed Program of Work, and Appendix with the current Assessment Structure.

See Annual Reports

Boundaries

The area that makes up West Hollywood Design District is located south of Santa Monica Boulevard, bordered on the west by Doheny Drive, on the south by Beverly Boulevard and on the east by La Cienega Boulevard.

View assessment zone PDF

Assessment

Assessments for WHDD businesses go out in July of each year. There are six assessment categories.

View the structure for how fees are assessed.

Our Board

Nick Rimedio

Nick Rimedio

Chairman

Chairman Nick Rimedio is originally from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and now resides in Beverly Hills. He attended the American University of Paris as well as the University of Akron with a major in International Business Administration. Rimedio is a seasoned hospitality veteran bringing twenty years of industry experience as the General Manager of La Peer Hotel. Previously, he’s held management positions at L’Ermitage and Avalon Beverly Hills. Rimedio’s career began in the restaurant industry where his breakthrough in luxury came under famed chef Charlie Trotter, first at his iconic restaurant in Chicago, and then as general manager for Trotter’s “Restaurant Charlie” in the Palazzo Las Vegas.

Katherine Shadley

Katherine Shadley

Vice Chair

Originally from Jackson Hole Wyoming, Katherine was a leading real estate broker for over a decade specializing in luxury properties, ranch and corporate real estate, but found a true passion working with first time home buyers making their first experience a magical one. She has been about to express her passion for ``home`` at Grande Maison as the showroom manager since 2013. She is known for her wide range of skills from photography to working on classic cars - she loves a good project.

Additional Members

Gulla Jonsdottir

Gulla Jonsdottir Atelier

Cary Mosier

Gracias Madre

Dimple Thakkar

Synhergy

Darci Macnab

Rose Tarlow

Caitlin Penny

Rose Tarlow

Craig Susser

Craig’s

Sara Fahlgren

Cecconi’s

Honorary Members

Francisco Contreras

City of West Hollywood

Genevieve Morrill

West Hollywood Chamber

Tom Kiely

West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board

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