The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) is situated in the Southwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. It weaves together three distinct areas in the 500 acres south of the National Mall: Federal Center South, housing 26 federal headquarters; the Southwest neighborhood, centered around the Waterfront Metrorail Station; and the transformational District Wharf development, located on the waterfront.
Now in its fourth year of operation, the SWBID is working to redeﬁne the status quo for cleanliness, state of public infrastructure, beautiﬁcation, and placemaking throughout Southwest DC. We spearhead initiatives, energize community groups, and convene stakeholders on a range of topics including transportation, hospitality, building management, and the arts.
What is a BID?
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit special district financing tool used to help stakeholders collectively plan, fund, and implement services and improvements to their community. BIDs are funded through a self-imposed assessment on property owners within the BID borders.