Planning & Economic Development

The BID works with D.C. government agencies, developers, architects, community groups, and others to bring the best urban design and planning practices to NoMa as the neighborhood builds out, to encourage sustainability and walkability and to create welcoming, vibrant places. We also monitor a wide variety of economic and real estate data; keep tabs on residential, commercial, and retail development in the neighborhood; conduct research; and much more.

Public Safety

In addition to our Hospitality Ambassadors, who walk throughout the neighborhood, the BID coordinates with the Metropolitan Police Department and other agencies and organizations to improve neighborhood safety. Every month, the BID office hosts a public safety meeting on the second Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact us.

Beautification

The BID’s uniformed street cleaning team from Block by Block cleans the sidewalks of NoMa seven days a week.

Marketing

The BID operates an extensive marketing program to create and sustain public interest in NoMa. The program currently includes this informative website, a twice-monthly e-newsletter, place branding, banners, social media initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, public relations, and more.

Events

The BID organizes dozens of free events each year to activate the neighborhood and build community, including outdoor movies in the summer; an autumnal pumpkin giveaway and carving party; geeky panel conversations in the winter; a July 4 cookout; Bike to Work Day; and much more. We also maintain an online calendar of NoMa community events to keep people informed about what else is going on in the neighborhood.

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