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.
Planning & Economic Development
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.
Outreach to People Experiencing Homelessness
The NoMa BID partners with DC non-profit, the h3 Project, to provide intensive, individualized outreach and services to persons experiencing homelessness in NoMa. The h3 Project, founded by Dr. Ami Angell, is dedicated to creatively addressing homelessness and human trafficking by meeting people where they are and helping them along in their journey.
The NoMa BID Ambassadors work seven days a week, maintaining infrastructure and public spaces; assisting the DC Department of Transportation with upkeep of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT); assisting the DC Department of Parks & Recreation with maintenance of public parks in NoMa and Eckington; providing landscaping services throughout the neighborhood; assisting with snow response; and keeping the streets and sidewalks of NoMa clean.
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.
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.