The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) works daily to support its members– property owners and residents within the BID’s 138-square block area– as well the larger community of DowntownDC and its workers and guests. We connect our members to helpful resources and information, provide ambassador services, serve as connections to city agencies and other local and federal partners, beautify and maintain public space and host DowntownDC events. Get more details below.
Who is a Member?
Property owners within the BID boundaries are members. Additionally, residents are formally included as BID members in 2018, which will enable the BID to directly support residents, expand services and amenities and make targeted investments in public space and parks aimed at directly improving the DowntownDC living experience.
Property managers remain integral partners for the BID. Managers can sign up for alerts, join the Safety Alliance Council or request a lobby fair using the links provided. Additionally, property managers can call Dispatch, at 202-624-1550, to report broken pavers or request gum busting services and inquire about other ambassador services. Check out our public space page for some additional resources.
DowntownDC is a thriving mixed-use neighborhood and a regional center for dining and shopping. Home to more than 150 destination restaurants, 66 destination retailers, nine museums, nine parks and parklets and eight performance venues there is always something to enjoy in DowntownDC. Explore the neighborhood. Our website features a nightlife section, dining and retail, arts and entertainment. We offer transportation information, how2 papers and more.
Pay Your BID Taxes
Please use this guide [PDF] for information on how to pay your member taxes. If you have any questions, call the BID at (202) 638-3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promote your business on the official DowntownDC website. The DowntownDC BID provides every business within our boundaries a complimentary listing. Want to update your page or don’t see your business listed? Email email@example.com.
Monthly E-Newsletter and Alerts
Stay informed what’s happening in DowntownDC
Click here to sign up for the DowntownDC Digest.
Click here to subscribe to transportation alerts, safety alerts and event information.
Events and Happenings
DowntownDC is alive with culture, entertainment and innovative programming. In addition to the hundreds of events hosted every year the BID hosts a number of free events.
- State of Downtown (April)
- Bike to Work Day (May)
- Downtown Summer Flicks (June & July)
- DowntownDC Live (June & July)
- PARKing Day (September)
- Fall Festival (October)
- Downtown Holiday Market (November – December)
- Momentum Awards (December)