MARKET REPORTS AND RESEARCH
Each year the Georgetown BID examines the performance of the commercial district and produces reports, studies, and other data on the Georgetown economy.These reports are intended to be resources for business owners, property owners, brokers, potential tenants, and others interested in doing business in Georgetown. The Retail Marker Report is the first report of the year. Contact Jamie Scott, the BID's economic development director, at email@example.com for any questions or suggestions to improve these reports.
The Georgetown BID has produced a white paper that analyzes the Old Georgetown Board (OGB) design review process. The OGB is a Congressionally-chartered architectural review board charged with reviewing exterior alterations, demolition, and construction of buildings in Georgetown. The OGB plays an important role in preserving the architectural character of Georgetown, but the process can be time-consuming, inconsistent, and difficult to navigate.
The BID produced this paper to better understand the OGB process, identify issues, and explore opportuntities to improve the process while maintaining desirable historic preservation outcomes. Process changes seek to achieve the following:
The white paper is based on conversations with more than two dozen architects, business owners, building owners, DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO) staff, CFA staff, former OGB board members, and other experts familiar with the process. The BID is convening a working group of stakeholders to make consensus-based recommendations that can improve the process and result in positive outcomes for Georgetown, the District, and the OGB. We invite you to read the white paper and submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.