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District Bridges’ mission is to enrich neighborhood vitality by bridging community engagement and economic development opportunities so individuals, businesses, and organizations can thrive together.

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Invest in Recovery: Support Main Streets

This year looks very different than the one we all anticipated. While supporting small businesses in DC is always the core of District Bridges, the need to address the critical threats small businesses are facing due to the COVID-19 crisis has only clarified the need for our work. Follow along as we share stories of business owner resiliency and highlight the critical technical assistance our staff are providing. We invite you to engage and, most importantly, support this work and the neighborhoods you know and love. How will you invest in your community’s recovery?

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What Are You Building?

Building thriving communities does not happen by accident or in isolation. District Bridges Consulting leverages the collective expertise, practical tools, and on the ground experience of our community development professionals to help leaders in every sector define and achieve success. We believe with the right strategy, tools, and partners we can accomplish great things.

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Then and Now: Logan Circle

Logan Circle’s businesses feel new and that’s because 45% have been in business for less than 10 years but that means the majority of businesses on 14th Street have been here more than 10 years. Ten have been in business for more than fifty years!

Eat Outdoors at the P Streatery

The “streatery” was born out of proverbial necessity. In June, the District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) started allowing restaurants to convert sidewalk space, alleys, parking lanes and travel lanes into parklets and outdoor dining seating. DDOT waived the permit fees which has been an enormous help.

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