Anacostia BID (Business Improvement District) Proposed
March 5, 2008 by jessebkaye
Yesterday Former Mayor Barry proposed legislation that could soon create the Anacostia Business Improvement District. BIDs are created by local homeowners contributed extra to local cleaning and public safety programs, helping to improve a local neighborhood. Barry’s proposal would include commercial and retail along Good Hope Rd SE and 18th St SE as well as Martin Luther King Ave SE and St Elizabeths Hospital.
One might consider that there are other courses of action that the city can take to help improve the area better than a bit, such as small business tax-credits.
Would Anacostia benefit from a BID or is there another course of action that could benefit the area more?