The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit formed in 2018 to elevate Washington, DC’s iconic Dupont Circle neighborhood.
With more than $25 million in public investment planned for a new plaza and streetscape improvements along Connecticut Avenue NW, the BID is poised to energize the neighborhood with increased cleaning services, brand management, events and more.
The Dupont Circle BID covers approximately 11 blocks in the commercial district, including Dupont Circle, P Street NW, Massachusetts Avenue, and Connecticut Avenue from the Circle to California Street NW. The BID’s services are funded by a self-imposed assessment on commercial property owners within the BID’s boundaries. To download the Dupont Circle BID Boundary map, click here.
Clean Team: The Ultimate Welcome Team
The Dupont Circle BID partners with Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets to ensure that the Welcome Team cleans and maintains the sidewalks and curbs of the Dupont Circle BID seven days a week, while providing a welcoming and friendly presence on the street for visitors and tourists. The Welcome Team provides basic maintenance, cleaning, power washing, and gum removal to keep sidewalks and public spaces free of litter and graffiti. Trash cans are emptied on a daily basis. The Welcome Team also undertakes beautification and landscaping projects such as maintaining tree boxes, reporting infrastructure issues, and generally improving the public realm. If you see one of them around, be sure to say hello!
Marketing & Branding
The BID focuses on elevating the profile of the Dupont Circle neighborhood for visitors, tourists, potential residents, and investors. Through targeted partnerships, marketing materials, brand management, media outreach and communications, the BID seeks to draw more people to Dupont Circle.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is investing at least $25 million for a new, multi-modal streetscape along Connecticut Avenue, from Dupont Circle to California Street, NW. A plaza will deck over the Connecticut Avenue underpass to create a multi-use public space between Dupont Circle and Q Street, NW. During the construction phase, the BID will collaborate with the property owners, businesses and DDOT to limit construction impacts and draw people to the neighborhood.
This project will be a transformative project for the Dupont Circle community, enhancing the vitality, economic opportunities, and quality of life for local businesses, residents and visitors. The Dupont Plaza and Streetscape project will harness public investment to provide a flexible and welcoming public space as well as an enjoyable, refreshed streetscape.
The Dupont Circle BID will work with DDOT and the ANC to keep stakeholders informed about community meetings and public input forums.
Check back here for details as this project progresses. For more information, view the DDOT press release.