Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street Program
The District Bridges Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street program serves the businesses, organizations, and individuals who live, work and play along Lower Georgia Avenue. Our Main Street program provides direct technical assistance to local businesses to help them thrive and plans local events and promotions that draw people to the neighborhood, create volunteer opportunities, and connect stakeholders.
Lower Georgia Avenue Neighborhood Strategy Council
To ensure the needs and values of the neighborhood are represented, we’ve developed a Lower Georgia Avenue Neighborhood Strategy Council made up of local business owners, residents, and community leaders. The Strategy Council advocates on behalf of neighborhood priorities for community-based economic development and seeks to enrich neighborhood vitality through supporting local businesses and engaging the community.
In October of 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the designation of District Bridges as the Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street grant recipient. The new Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street program will serve the commercial corridors between Barry Place and Kansas Avenue along Georgia Avenue in Wards 1 & 4. The DC Main Street grants are awarded through the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to revitalize communities by retaining and recruiting businesses, improving commercial properties and streetscapes, and attracting consumers.