The Fort Street Mall Business Improvement District Association is a nonprofit corporation consisting of fee simple owners and ground lessees of record of real property that is adjacent to the Fort Street Mall. The general boundary of the District is the length and width of the Fort Street Mall from Beretania Street to Ala Moana Boulevard.
The Fort Street Mall Business Improvement District Association supplements services currently provided by the City and County of Honolulu within the District on City property. Information and safety officers supplement the security provided by the Honolulu Police Department and that provided by private landowners. Safety officers patrol seven days a week. A maintenance crew supplements the cleaning and maintenance of public areas and portions of private properties within the District.
The Fort Street Mall Business Improvement District Association was signed into law on October 10, 2002 as Ordinance 02-48 after property owners on the Fort Street Mall unanimously agreed to create a business improvement district patterned after the Waikiki Business Improvement District. Prior to the establishment of the Fort Street Mall Business Improvement District Association, the Fort Street Mall had become a haven for drug use, drug sales, loitering, assault, petty crime, sanitation issues and the open contempt for authority. Property owners agreed to assess themselves to fund private security and provide for maintenance services.