This article about the Georgetown BID was written in 2005.
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is committed to maintaining and improving upon Georgetown’s appearance and accessibility.
Since its inception in 1999, the Georgetown BID has provided stellar transportation and parking management, street services, streetscape improvements, and marketing and promotion for much of Georgetown’s commercial corridors.
On July 27th Georgetown businesses and residents celebrated the completion of the Georgetown Project. Mayor Anthony Williams was on hand to cut the ribbon and welcome patrons to the new and improved Georgetown. The Georgetown BID, DDOT and several partner agencies initiated the Georgetown Project to put an end to Georgetown’s cratered streets, crooked sidewalks, and exploding manholes. The results of the project are repaved streets, resurfaced sidewalks, and beautified streetscapes with flower plantings and the consolidation of single space meters.
Recently, Georgetown shoppers have been provided even greater access to stores through the D.C. Circulator. The D.C. Circulator, marketed by the Georgetown BID, is the District’s newest transportation service, running daily from Union Station through the city and into Georgetown. More information about the DC Circulator can be found at the website.
The BID was also instrumental in converting the former Georgetown Community Police Center, located at 3243 M Street, into the Georgetown Visitor’s Center. Georgetown has also seen a surge in retail attraction. Since January 2005, more than 30 businesses located to the area including Alanya, Ann Hand, Dahn Yoga, Intermix, Lacoste, Mate, Papyrus and Snap.
Under the guidance of new Executive Director Juanita Crabb, the Georgetown BID has set clear goals of retaining and attracting more visitors, businesses, and residents to Georgetown through events such as the Taste of Georgetown. Scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2005, the event will feature more than 25 restaurants and 15 artisans and unique shops showcasing their finest dishes and works in a fundraiser for the Georgetown Ministry Center, a center for the homeless.
To learn more about Georgetown and the BID, visit www.georgetowndc.com