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  • Pocket Change Winner “Juneteenth Rolling Workshop” Recap

    The Pocket Change winners this year were the Greenleaf Recreation Center 50 and Over Club, who made a “Juneteenth Rolling Workshop“ trip. It was inspired by Opal Lee, the 97-year-old Grandmother […]

  • SWBID Ambassador Food Distribution: Nourishing Our Community

    Since 2020, SWBID Ambassadors have been on the streets four days a week, distributing fresh produce and groceries to our neighbors in need. Initially partnering with World Central Kitchen during […]

  • Quack-tastic Fun at the 6th Annual Duck Pond Party!

    We welcomed duck enthusiasts to the most quack-tacular event of the year – the 6th Annual Duck Pond Party! This year’s celebration was a blast, overflowing with activities for every […]

  • Southwest DC Unveils Home Spun: A Vibrant Sculpture Celebrating Community Heritage

    SWBID proudly unveiled its first sculpture at the circle on Delaware Ave SW, adjacent to Culture House. Crafted by Martha Spak and partner Jennifer Geiger, titled Home Spun, this abstract, […]

  • Traffic Box Wrap RFP’s Now Open

    Attention Artists: SWBID is currently seeking proposals for digitally created graphic designs to adorn traffic control boxes located within our boundaries. Showcase your creativity and contribute to the beautification of […]

  • Circuit Officially Launches in SW

    Circuit offers eco-friendly rides at just $2 per person. We’ll take you to run errands, medical appointments, and more. Just download the app and select your pick-up location to ride!

  • SWBID Hosts ‘Big Ideas Tour’ With Top Leaders From Southwest, DC to Engage in Profound Discussion About What’s Next for the Area

    Local community organizations and businesses, including Hoffman & Associates, I.M.P., Donahoe Hospitality, GOODProjects, and other leaders in Southwest gathered at The Anthem Thursday, January 26, for candid conversations on how […]

  • Southwest Traffic Control Box Art, Third Round

    We seek artist proposals for digitally-created graphic designs to wrap traffic control boxes within the SWBID boundaries. This is the third round of installations after successfully installing seven additional locations in 2022. […]

  • Mayor Bowser Announces $5 Million Investment to Catalyze Innovation Districts

    Innovation Districts Will Support DC’s Comeback by Leveraging Existing Economies and Infrastructure with New Ideas for Growth (WASHINGTON, DC) – This week, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy […]

  • Peace Gardens Built to Combat Gun Violence Reopen in SW DC with Spring Celebration

    Gardens reopen with support from SW Resident Council Presidents, Southwest BID, GOOGProjects, DCHA, DPR and local residents. Washington, DC— In celebration of the reopening of the Peace Gardens for the […]

  • Meet a Few SWBID Ambassadors and Their Favorite Southwest Spots

    We caught up with some of the team and asked what their most treasured part of their BID route is and why. Don’t forget to visit these spots in the […]

  • A Successful Southwest Halloween

    Our neighbors showed up at Lansburgh Park, ready to celebrate Halloween festivities. Before the fun fully began, SWBID Ambassador Peron came representing the Southwest Duckpond in a duck costume. As […]

  • 3 Peace Gardens Open to Public in Southwest DC

    News4’s Cory Smith reports on the three new peace gardens that opened in Southwest D.C. after recent violence.

  • Press Release: Southwest BID partners with GOODProjects and DC Central Kitchen on SW Community Peace Gardens and is awarded $50,000 in Building Blocks grant funding

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Southwest BID partners with GOODProjects and DC Central Kitchen on SW Community Peace Gardens and is awarded $50,000 in Building Blocks grant funding. The Southwest Business Improvement […]

  • Southwest BID + DC Central Kitchen Collab = Meals & Groceries to Those in Need

    In response to limited resources in the time of Covid-19 as well as persistent food insecurity, the Southwest Business Improvement District is partnering with DC Central Kitchen to feed the […]

  • Press Release: Southwest BID partners with DC Central Kitchen to distribute 750 meals and 450 produce bags every week

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Southwest BID partners with DC Central Kitchen to distribute 750 meals and 450 produce bags every week WHAT: In response to limited resources in the time of […]