Golden Triangle (Washington, D.C.)
Golden Triangle, Washington DC is a neighborhood and business improvement district(BID) in Washington, D.C. Its location encompasses most of Washington’s central business district, and runs from the front yard of the White House north to Dupont Circle and from 16th Street to 21st Street NW and includes sections of K Street and Connecticut Avenue. The Golden Triangle BID was created in 1997 by the District of Columbia City Council and approved by Mayor Marion Barry. The commercial neighborhood that is home to more than 3,000 organizations such as top law firms, lobbyists, associations, and architecture firms; 200 restaurants; 300 shops and retailers; 7 hotels; and 6 national parks. Through a special assessment collected from property owners in a 43-block area, the Golden Triangle BID promotes and supports this area of downtown Washington DC through a number of services that include an Ambassador program focusing on cleanliness and hospitality, homeless outreach, streetscape improvements, marketing, outdoor summer concerts and other events, member services and more. Businesses that are located within the boundaries of the Golden Triangle BID are automatically members of the BID. The BID is governed by a Board of Directors composed of twenty-four property and business owners.
The Golden Triangle is home to three of the top six busiest Washington Metro stations in the DC area (Farragut West, Farragut North, and Dupont Circle) that represent the Blue, Orange, and Red lines. Numerous Metrobus routes pass through the Golden Triangle, along with the DC Circulator bus route from Georgetown to Union Station. More than 100 parking garages can accommodate up to 25,000 vehicles and pedestrian counts are high in this downtown destination.
- Ambassadors Start Polishing `Golden Triangle', The Washington Post, March 17, 1998, by Linda Wheeler
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