The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for residents, employees, visitors, and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood of Downtown DC. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014, Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community. Mount Vernon Triangle is at the heart of the city—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the east end of downtown, bordered by 7th Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and experiences.

A Community Improvement District is a designated geographic area in which the property owners have agreed to pay a supplementary real property tax in order to raise funds for designated programs or projects, such as to augment street cleaning services provided by the City. 

Under District law, the MVT CID is legally defined as a Business Improvement District (BID). The concept of a Community Improvement District is based on that of a Business Improvement District, but emphasizes the inclusion of commercial and residential properties. BIDs have proven to be successful in hundreds of cities throughout the United States and nine BIDs have now been established in the District of Columbia: Downtown BID, Golden Triangle BID, Georgetown Partnership, Capitol hill BID, Adams Morgan Partnership, Mount Vernon Triangle CID, NoMa BID, Capitol riverfront BID and Anacostia BID. 


MVT CID boundaries comprise 17 city blocks, with 56 block fronts animated by lively new and old architecture and attractive mixed-use programming set within the east end of downtown Washington, DC. our borders are 7th Street, NW to the west, Massachusetts Avenue, NW to the south, New York Avenue, NW to the north, and New Jersey Avenue, NW to the east. Within these boundaries is one of Washington, DC’s most lively, livable and authentic communities with unparalleled proximity and access to the whole of DC. Click here to download a pdf of our boundaries map

Busboys & Poets is a cultural center in the MVT neighborhood.