T he Montrose Shopping Park Association was formed in 1968 for the primary purpose of representing the interests of the then newly-created Montrose Shopping Park. Since 1973, the Montrose Shopping Park Association has administrated the Business Improvement District known to most locals simply as “Montrose.”
The nearly 200 businesses located within the geographic boundaries of the shopping area assess themselves annually in order to promote the district with advertising, physical improvements, community service, public events and partnership with various community organizations.
In addition to providing the facility for our local COPPS Substation as well as funds to maintain the Vietnam War Memorial, the Montrose Shopping Park Association is perhaps best known for the many public events it sponsors, including the Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival, Montrose Harvest Market, Independence Block Party & Hot Rod/Classic Car Show, Montrose Film Festival, Kids ‘n Kritters Day, Halloween Spooktacular, and Montrose Old Town Christmas complete with horse-drawn trolley, live holiday music, carolers and a strolling Santa. We also host the annual Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade on the first Saturday of December