Partnerships & BIDs
There are five partnerships and Business Improvement Districts in Arlington:
- Ballston BID
- Clarendon Alliance
- Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO)
- Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID)
- Rosslyn Renaissance and Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID)
Address: 901 North Glebe Road, Suite 806, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 786-6037
Web site: www.ballstonbid.com
Executive Director: Tina Leone
About the Ballston BID
The Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) plays a major role in promoting Ballston-Virginia Square as an attractive, dynamic and successful urban center. With approximately $2 billion invested in the area since 1986, Ballston is one of the fastest growing office, residential and retail communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Taste of Arlington, Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Market
About the Clarendon Alliance
The Clarendon Alliance (CA) is a public-private partnership chartered by the Arlington County Board to promote the health and vitality of the Clarendon section of Arlington, "Arlington’s Original Downtown." With the support of members and Arlington County, the CA works to promote the health and vitality of the Clarendon Corridor. The CA organizes community events and public markets to sustain Clarendon as an "Urban Village" which is a key theme in the Clarendon Sector Plan. The CA produces publications and directories to provide information about Clarendon’s history and amenities, maintains an active Web site and organizes forums and meetings so the public can learn about a broad range of issues that impact the district.
Clarendon Farmers Market, Clarendon Day, Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade, Urban Village Market
CPRO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public-private partnership. It is a coalition of businesses, civic associations, property owners and individuals working with the Arlington County government to improve and revitalize Columbia Pike and its adjacent neighborhoods. The mission of CPRO is to create a safer, cleaner, more vibrant community from the Pentagon to the County line. Columbia Pike is home to over 500 businesses and geographically makes up 17 percent of Arlington. It is home to nearly a third of Arlington’s residents. CPRO has led efforts to create a vision and detailed plans for the community, and this work culminated in the creation and adoption of a comprehensive long-range plan for Columbia Pike. The plan, called the Columbia Pike Form Based Code, addresses land use and zoning, transportation enhancements, incentives to attract new development, new retail and new businesses to augment the existing offerings along Columbia Pike. The future may also see the creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) , a Community Development Corporation, development authority and/or a parking authority. CPRO will continue to work with County staff and the community to achieve the goal of an ever-more-vibrant Columbia Pike.
Columbia Pike Farmers Market – regular market season runs April 28th - November 24 and winter season runs December - April; Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival – June 15, 2013 1-8:00 pm
About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
Established in Spring of 2006, the Crystal City BID is a public-private partnership between commercial businesses located within the BID district and Arlington County. The organization includes an array of restaurants, retail stores, hotels, small businesses, commercial property owners, tenants and residential apartment buildings. The BID's goal is to provide a higher level of service to visitors, workers and residents in Crystal City making it a world-class destination in both Arlington and the greater D.C. region.
Vintage Crystal City Wine and Cheese Festival, Crystal Run - Marine Corps Marathon
About the Rosslyn Renaissance
Rosslyn Renaissance works to (1) promote and market Rosslyn (2) serve as an information clearinghouse on development and (3) help implement the vision of the Rosslyn Area Plan Addendum, a blueprint for Rosslyn that was approved by the Arlington County Board in 1992. As a membership organization, RR informs, involves and engages the community in planning for the future. Founded in 1991, its mission is to work with residential, commercial, cultural, and government communities to realize Rosslyn’s potential as a distinctive urban environment through a focus on urban design and development.
In 2001, Rosslyn property owners affiliated with Rosslyn Renaissance worked with the local business community and Arlington County government to create another economic development tool — a business improvement district. Today, the BID runs a number of community events initiated by RR.
The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID), which started operations in 2003, provides services designed to make Rosslyn an exciting, urbane commercial center. Funded by a special tax paid by property owners in the 17-block commercial office core, the work program includes:
- Marketing and Promotion
- Social Service Coordination
- Beautification, Cleaning and Maintenance of Public Areas
- Economic Development
- Community Activities and Events
- Transportation, Parking, Pedestrian and Safety Programs
Rosslyn Jazz Festival, "Rooms With a View" Lecture Series, Real Estate Showcase, LIGHT UP Rosslyn, Rosslyn Farmers Market