Do You Really Know The SWBID?

Most Southwest residents and visitors recognize the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) by the “men and women in blue” you see around the neighborhood. They make up the team that sweeps the curbs, removes trash, plants new trees, adds new neighborhood planters, and works daily to keep our community clean and safe. While clean and […]

Southwest Dreamers Are Doers!

Last month, more than 60 neighbors gathered in the new MakeOffices location at The Wharf to hear five Southwesters pitch their community project ideas at the inaugural Pocket Change dinner event. Launched in January by the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA), Pocket Change is a micro-grant program to support […]

Do You Really Know the SWBID?

Most Southwest residents and visitors recognize the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) by the “men and women in blue” you see around the neighborhood. The team sweeps the curbs, removes trash, plants new trees, adds new neighborhood planters, and works daily to keep our community clean and safe. Although “clean and safe” is a common motto […]

How One SWBID Team Member Inspired a Homeless Outreach Plan

Every day, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) employee Jerome “Oatmeal” McRae talks to the people who live on the street in Southwest DC. Oatmeal makes a point to ask them whether they are hungry, whether they need anything, and how they’re feeling. He listens and offers help when he can. “He has a gift,” says Andre […]

SWNA and SWBID Partner Together

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA’s) newly-formed Tree Task Force and the Southwest BID are partnering with the DC Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) to water newly planted trees in Southwest. Over the fall and winter, UFA will plant almost 130 trees in Southwest. This past summer, approximately 20 trees in the median of M […]