The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within this remarkable neighborhood, and to retain and attract businesses to the Golden Triangle.

Our Organization

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that works to enhance the Golden Triangle — the 44-square-block neighborhood that stretches from Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle BID encourages economic development through capital improvement projects, a variety of engaging events, and public art projects. The BID also strives to increase the quality of life through public safety and maintenance services. The BID is funded by a special tax that is paid by property owners within the neighborhood. The Golden Triangle BID’s operating budget for FY2019 is $5,663,275 and can be divided as follows: $2,541,268 for Ambassador and Safe and Secure Programs; $694,492 for Public Realm; $1,122,482 for Research/Economic Development/Marketing/Events; and $1,305,033 for Administration and Professional Services.

The BID connects its members to numerous resources, events, and information in and around the neighborhood. The staff serve as the first point of contact for member questions and issues and act as a key liaison between businesses and many city agencies. Together with corporate and government partners, the BID develops and implements programs that strengthen the vitality of the Golden Triangle. The BID is dedicated to making the Golden Triangle a great place to live, work, and play.

In 2019, the Golden Triangle was awarded LEED Platinum, the highest level of LEED certification, by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first BID in the world to be certified through the LEED for Communities program.

More information about the Golden Triangle Charitable Corporation, the BID’s 501(c)(3) affiliate, can be found at www.goldentrianglecharity.org.

Request for Proposals:

Project Manager to Oversee a Downtown / Golden Triangle Action Agenda

Proposals are Due: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, by 5:00 P.M.

The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (“DBID”) and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (“GTBID”) are seeking proposals for a Project Manager (“Consultant”) to manage a seven-month process to draft a new Downtown / Golden Triangle Action Agenda (Action Agenda) to reimagine and guide the recovery of the Downtown / Golden Triangle areas and set the stage for its strong contribution to the District and regional economies for the next ten to fifteen years. The Project Manager will oversee the project including drafting an RFP for an Economic Development Consultant (“EDC”), who will provide the analysis, create content, and provide recommendations for the Action Agenda.

The Action Agenda will be created in partnership with The DowntownDC BID, the Golden Triangle BID, Downtown / Golden Triangle businesses, residents, culture and entertainment venues, other Downtown / Golden Triangle stakeholders, the District Government (“City”) and Federal Government. The Action Agenda is anticipated to be complete within six months, so that it can guide private, City and Federal investment in the Downtown / Golden Triangle areas over the next three to five years to drive the Downtown / Golden Triangle recovery and reimagining over the next ten years.  As stated above, the Action Agenda will align with and advance Mayor Bowser’s Five-Year Economic Development Strategy.

The overall goal of the Action Agenda is to reimagine the Downtown / Golden Triangle areas, particularly given the impacts of the pandemic and evolving economy, and to set the stage for growth, vibrancy and a strong tax base by creating a responsive, catalytic, inclusive, equitable and dynamic renewal plan for the Downtown / Golden Triangle areas. It is a unique opportunity to rethink how people live, work, and play in a sustainable, healthy environment and positions the area as thought leader for the transformation of downtowns across the country.

View the RFP

2022 Annual Meeting

The Golden Triangle BID hosted its annual meeting in July 2022 and unveiled a new strategic plan outlining the BID’s vision for the future.

Download annual meeting presentations:

Recent Golden Triangle BID Highlights

Full Annual Meeting Video

Guest speakers | Presentation start times and topics:

  • Genevieve Hulick, Chief of Staff for Councilmember Brooke Pinto, Ward 2 | 3:33 – The Golden Triangle
  • Brad Segal, President, Progressive Urban Management Associates | 21:40 – CBD Macro-Level Trends and 58:20 – Strategic Plan Overview
  • April Richardson, Owner, DC Sweet Potato Cake | 37:42 – The Future of Retail
  • Gary Cohen, Chairman, Willco | 43:38 – First Golden Triangle Residential Conversion
  • Jim Chung, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University | 50:20 – Penn West Equity and Innovation District

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