FAQs

The mission of the Downtown Millburn is to promote and enhance the economic vitality and improve the visual appearance of our downtown.


  • What is Downtown Millburn?

    Downtown Millburn was established in 1992 and is the management corporation of the Special Improvement District (“SID”). Downtown Millburn is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3).

  • What is the geographic footprint of the Special Improvement District?

    The Special Improvement District (“SID”) is a designated area in downtown Millburn which covers Millburn Avenue, Main and Essex Streets. Specifically, it covers Millburn Avenue from 175 Millburn Avenue down to and including Wells Fargo at 397 Millburn Avenue. On Essex Street, from PNC Bank where Essex and Millburn meet down to Douglas Street at the Fire House. On Main Street from the Millburn Shop Rite at Main Street and East Willow Street past Suburban Paint on Old Short Hills Road and over to the Paper Mill Playhouse on Brookside Drive.

  • How is Downtown Millburn funded?

    Downtown Millburn is funded by a small percentage (.0012%) of property taxes of property owners solely within the Special Improvement District (“SID”). Downtown Millburn is not funded through Residents property taxes.

  • What is the difference between Downtown Millburn and the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce?

    Funding: Downtown Millburn as stated above is funded through a small percentage of property taxes of those property owners within the SID. Whereas the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce is funded through membership dues.

    Events: Downtown Millburn hosts the annual Farmers Market, the Sidewalk Sale & Stroll, the Snowflake Parade, and together with the Chamber, the annual Pre-School Trick or Treat. The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber hosts the three Street Fairs in town and the Annual President’s Cup Race.