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 stationing Ambassadors 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 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please contact us.


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


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


The BID organizes dozens of free events each year to activate the neighborhood and build community. NoMa Summer Screen, which will begin its 11th season in 2018, attracts up to 600+ people weekly for free films under the stars. Other NoMa events include the international mural festival POW WOW!, an autumnal pumpkin carving party, Bike to Work Day, a July 4 neighborhood cookout, and Nerds In NoMa, a winter/spring panel-discussion series covering a wide variety of geeky topics.