The NoMa BID provides a variety of services to enhance the neighborhood and support its emergence as a prime business location within the District and a desirable residential neighborhood. The BID’s services supplement – rather than replace – services provided by the District of Columbia government. In many cases, the BID acts as a liaison between the local government and private entities that are cooperating to make infrastructure and community improvements. The BID’s current services include:
Ambassador Escort Service – Upon request, NoMa BID Ambassadors will escort people to their vehicle or transit stop within NoMa BID boundaries. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., excluding federal holidays. To request an escort, please dial 202-774-9774 at least 15 minutes prior to departure
Beautification – The BID’s uniformed street cleaning team from Block by Block cleans the sidewalks of NoMa seven days a week. To learn more about the services of the NoMa BID Clean Team, please click here.
Public Safety – The BID staff coordinates with the Metropolitan Police Department and others to improve neighborhood safety and hosts monthly public safety meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the BID offices. For more information, please contact BID Director of Operations Jeff Brown. The BID has street Ambassadors stationed around the neighborhood.
Marketing – The BID operates an extensive marketing program to create and sustain public interest in NoMa. The program currently includes an informative website, a biweekly e-newsletter, place branding, banners, social media initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, public relations, and more. In 2012, the International Downtown Association gave NoMa BID a Pinnacle Award for its 18-month-long brand launch.
Events – The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free events each year, to activate the neighborhood and build community. Now in its seventh year, NoMa’s award-winning outdoor film series, NoMa Summer Screen, attracts 500 to 1,200 people each night for free films under the stars. It was named one of the Top 10 Outdoor Theatres in the country by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2011. NoMa’s events programming won a Merit Award from the International Downtown Association in 2011. Other NoMa events include outdoor concerts, a pumpkin carving happy hour, Bike to Work Day, July 4 Neighborhood Party and Nerds in NoMa, a winter lecture series featuring a slew of nerdy topics.
Community Outreach – BID resources and activities are having a positive impact on the neighborhoods surrounding NoMa, including the creation of new employment opportunities for nearby residents.
Urban Planning and Design – The BID is bringing some of the best urban design and planning practices to NoMa, as the neighborhood builds out, to encourage sustainability, walkability, and create welcoming and vibrant places.
Economic Development – NoMa’s innovative economic development initiatives help ensure a vibrant mix of land use and a variety of high-quality tenants. NoMa offers incentives for eligible nonprofit users, grocers, and residential development. NoMa is also a HUB Zone.