The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit formed in 2018 to elevate Washington, DC’s iconic Dupont Circle neighborhood with public space management, strategic marketing, and economic development initiatives. 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.
The BID’s 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.
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 BID works with property owners, nonprofits and public sector agencies (including federal and DC agencies) to ensure the public spaces in the neighborhood are enjoyable, welcoming, clean and safe. Upcoming public projects will create a new public plaza, “Dupont Plaza,” and improve the Connecticut Avenue NW streetscape. 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.
Check back here for details as this project progresses. For more information, visit https://ddot.dc.gov/release/public-meeting-notice-connecticut-avenue-streetscape-and-deck-over-project.