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The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) is a private non-profit organization that provides capital improvements, resources and research to help diversify the economy and enhance the Downtown experience for all. This special district, where property owners have agreed to tax themselves to fund services, encompasses a 138-block area of approximately 520 properties from Massachusetts Avenue on the north to Constitution Avenue on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue on the east to 16th Street on the west. As a catalyst, facilitator and thought leader, the DowntownDC BID promotes public/private partnerships to create a remarkable urban environment.
Union Station
K Street
Central Downtown
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$1 Billionof new investment
Washington Post Building
Trump International Hotel
Lafayette Building Modernization
National Theatre Program Expansion
$25 Millionof new tax revenue
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Washington Design Center
Commerce Building Modernization
Franklin School
fiscal impact
Franklin Park
Gallery Tower
Marriott Marquis
West Downtown
FBI Building
CityCenterDC Phase I
MLK Library
900 G Street
$3.5 Billionof new investment
CityCenterDC Phase III
1000 F Street
$124 Millionof new tax revenue
601 Mass. Ave.
Central Downtown
CityCenterDC Phase II
440 1st Street
National Law Enforcement Officers Museum
Rock Creek Condos
East Downtown
$28 Millionof new tax revenue
Capitol Crossing
Pennsylvania Avenue The BID agrees that NPS’s Pennsylvania Avenue Plan’s preferred alternative—of the avenue “as a colorful, lively, urban environment with simplified management and jurisdiction”—is what Downtown D.C., our city and our nation deserve in making the section of Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House—an area wholly contained within the DowntownDC BID area—a model, global street.
K Street  K Street Reconstruction and Revitalization is an exciting project that would reconfigure one of the District's major east-west corridors, K Street, NW, with vast improvements to benefit mass transit passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Metro Investments Metro has made significant infrastructure investments through its Metro Matters plan which ends in 2015.  Additionally, the 6-year Metro Forward plan began in 2011 and calls for an additional $5 billion of infrastructure investments which includes overhauling 153 escalators at 25 stations on every line of the system, designing new rail cars to replace the oldest in the fleet, the 1000 series and replacing 60 miles of rail.  Lastly, Metro has released an aggressive $26 Billion plan to modernize and expand the system to accommodate the area's growth.  This plan includes additional river crossings and pedestrian tunnels to connect downtown stations. 
Union Station Adjacent to DowntownDC, Amtrak and Akridge are proposing a $7 billion transformation of Union Station and the surrounding area, intended to increase passenger capacity and integrate high-speed rail.  Additionally, there are plans for $1.5 billion of offices, residential and a hotel. The development would to be constructed on a deck built over the tracks behind Union Station.
Trump International HotelProjected 2015/2016 Plans include 250-300 hotel rooms, restaurants, banquet, ballroom and meeting facilities, the Spa at Trump®, a library, a curated museum, an exhibition gallery, and indoor and outdoor gardens. This 375,000 SF project will activate the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue. Fiscal Impact$200 Million investment $12 Million new tax revenue 338 jobs
1100 Penn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004
740 15th St. NW,Washington, DC 20004
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab Projected 2014 Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab, a five-star restaurant, has signed a lease for 20,000 SF in the historic Union Trust office building.  It will seat 454, with total occupancy of nearly 800.  Fiscal Impact$5-10 Million investment $1.8 Million new tax revenue 150 jobs
National Theatre Changes Projected 2013-2014 The National Theatre recently entered a new management agreement that will keep the historic venue open 200 nights per year—more than doubling the number of nights open in the past few years. Additionally, the long-neglected 60,000 SF theater is planned to be refurbished this summer. Fiscal Impact$20-40 Million investment $1 Million new tax revenue 50 jobs
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,Washington, DC
1099 14th Street NW,Washington, DC
Washington Design Center Projected 2014 The Washington Design Center is moving from Southwest D.C. to a 125,000 SF space in Franklin Court in early 2014. The implications for Downtown are huge, offering the opportunity to reinvent design in D.C. and connect to the new, mixed-use CityCenterDC complex and condominiums along 14th Street Fiscal Impact$10-20 Million investment   $1.6 Million new tax revenue 250 jobs
Lafayette Building Modernization Projected 2014 This GSA project includes a total refurbishment of the exterior façade and windows, replacement of interior finishes, preservation of historic features and upgrade of all building systems, including physical building security. The project will also include building amenity spaces such as a health care unit, wellness center, and concession area. Fiscal Impact$163 Million investment $1.2 Million new tax revenue 2,594 jobs
811 Vermont Ave. NW,Washington, DC
1401 Constitution Ave. NW,Washington, DC
Commerce Building Modernization Projected 2020 GSA is finishing a multi-phased modernization of the Herbert C. Hoover Commerce Building. Currently, the building houses 3,500 employees and is home to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the White House Visitor Center. Currently, the massive modernization and renovation project is planned in eight phases. Fiscal Impact$400-600 Million investment
Franklin School RenovationProjected 2016-2017 Franklin School, at 35,000 SF, was completed in 1869 and was one of the first public education buildings in D.C. The D.C. government, "is seeking a high-quality rehabilitation plan for the project that showcases the building's unique structure and pays homage to its history." Fiscal Impact$15-25 Million investment$2.6 Million new tax revenue140 jobs
925 13th St. NW,Washington, DC
I St. & 13th St. NW,Washington, DC
Franklin Park Franklin Park has the potential to be “one of our nation’s premier urban parks,” along the lines of Madison and Union Square in New York. The park should provide multiple recreational opportunities and amenities such as restrooms, food and flexible seating. And it should be framed by an enhanced streetscape. Fiscal Impact$5-15 Million investment $200,000 new tax revenue 10 jobs
1150 15th St. NW,Washington, DC
Washington Post BuildingProjected 2016-2018 The Washington Post Co. is planning to sell its 360,000 SF iconic headquarters building in downtown Washington.  The company needs a more modern, bright, open and efficient building that better supports and advances their mission into the future. Fiscal Impact$250-350 Million investment$5.3 Million new tax revenue1,471 jobs
800-875 10th St. NW,825 9th St. NW,Washington, DC
CityCenterDC Phase IProjected 2013-2014 CityCenterDC is the capstone project of the DowntownDC BID area and is the result of a land subsidy provided by the city in exchange for affordable housing units and a greater mix of uses.  Phase one includes 705,000 square feet of office and retail. Fiscal Impact$700 Million investment $32.8 Million new tax revenue 3,505 jobs
CityCenterDC Phase IIProjected 2016-2017 CityCenterDC is the capstone project of the DowntownDC BID area and is the result of a land subsidy provided by the city in exchange for affordable housing units and a greater mix of uses.  Phase two includes 223,750 SF of hotel rooms and retail. Fiscal Impact$140 Million investment $11 Million new tax revenue 1,115 jobs
CityCenterDC Phase IIIProjected 2016-2018 CityCenterDC is the capstone project of the DowntownDC BID area and is the result of a land subsidy provided by the city in exchange for affordable housing units and a greater mix of uses.  Phase three includes 600,000 square feet of office and retail. Fiscal Impact$200 Million investment $9 Million new tax revenue 2,550 jobs
601 Massachusetts Ave.Projected 2015 The site of the former NPR Building, when completed the free-standing project will comprise 478,000 square feet on 11 floors, with a multi-level underground parking garage and panoramic views from multiple roof-top terraces. Fiscal Impact$360 Million investment $11 Million new tax revenue 1,977 jobs
601 Mass. Ave. NW,Washington, DC
FBI Building RedevelopmentProjected 2019-2024 The GSA is considering swapping the J. Edgar Hoover Building with a private developer, who would build a new FBI headquarters building anywhere in the DC region. The redeveloped downtown site would be an exciting opportunity to add activity and vibrancy to this inactive stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue. Fiscal Impact$750 Million to 1 Billion investment $22.9 Million new tax revenue
935 Penn. Ave. NW,Washington, DC
901 Mass. Ave. NW,Washington, DC
Marriott MarquisProjected 2014 Bordering the DowntownDC BID area, the 540,875 SF Marriott Marquis is under construction and, once completed, will add 1,175 hotel rooms to Downtown. Upon opening in May 2014, the Marriott Marquis will provide enough supplementary meeting space to host multiple conventions simultaneously at the Convention Center. Fiscal Impact$550 Million investment $23.7 Million new tax revenue 1,083 jobs
900 G StreetProjected 2014 The redeveloped building, 900 G St. across from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, will feature 115,000 square feet. Fiscal Impact$40 Million investment $2 Million new tax revenue 481 jobs
901 G St. NW,Washington, DC
MLK LibraryProjected 2016-2018 Mayor Gray’s FY 2014 proposed budget has $103 million designated toward planning and renovating the 350,000 SF Martin Luther King Jr. Library ($50 million in 2016 and $50 million in 2017). A private partner will most likely be engaged to provide additional funding. Fiscal Impact$200-350 Million investment $2 Million new tax revenue 615 jobs
1000 F St. NW,Washington, DC
1000 F StreetProjected 2016 Located at 1000 F Street, NW, the 11-story, trophy office building will occupy approximately 96,000 square feet and include 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.  Fiscal Impact$32 Million investment $1.6 Million new tax revenue 412 jobs
Gallery TowerProjected 2017-2019 The Gallery Tower building plan calls for 450,000 SF of retail and office space at the heart of the Chinatown neighborhood. Fiscal Impact$225-275 Million investment $5.7 Million new tax revenue 1,800 jobs
Capitol CrossingProjected 2016-2020 Will build over the I-395 highway and will reconnect downtown with the surrounding areas. 1.8M sf office space, 63,000 retail and 150 apartment units are planned. Fiscal Impact$1.25 Billion investment $25.4 Million new tax revenue 6,765 jobs
250 Mass. Ave. NW,Washington, DC
440 1st St. NW,Washington, DC
440 1st StreetProjected 2014 The extensive redevelopment includes 140,000 square feet of Class A office, two rooftop terraces, fitness center, retail and restaurant space on the ground floor and much more.  Fiscal Impact$42 Million investment $2.1 new tax revenue 576 jobs
Rock Creek CondosProjected 2016 Plans are underway to convert a pair of Chinatown properties formally used by Gospel Rescue Ministries into a 37,500 SF, 50-unit residential project Fiscal Impact$15-25 Million investment $600,000 new tax revenue 6 jobs
National Law Enforcement Officers MuseumProjected 2016 The 57,000-square-foot museum will be located across the street from the existing National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.  Fiscal Impact$90-100 Million investment $100,000 new tax revenue 40 jobs
444 E St. NW,Washington, DC