The mission of the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) - which operates like a Business Improvement District - is to enhance the overall quality of life for residents, visitors, employees, and property owners by providing a clean and safe environment, enhancing green space, marketing, and fostering planning and economic development.
In 2003, then Mayor Anthony Williams unveiled the Mount Vernon Triangle Action Agenda. It included five key action items, which were designed to ensure the successful revitalization of the neighborhood:
Developing comprehensive design recommendations for a truly livable neighborhood
Establishing a retail plan to identify and attract a healthy mix of urban shops and services, primarily on K and Fifth Streets, to create active and vibrant streets
Coordinating capital improvements
Including great public spaces, green space, plazas, and public art Creating a Community Improvement District – Business Improvement District
The MVTCID provides a four-person Clean Team seven hours a day seven days a week, and police are hired Thursday through Saturday nights to improve the safety of the neighborhood. The marketing goal is to communicate Mount Vernon Triangle's emergence as a new and exciting neighborhood on the east end of downtown. And, the planning goal is to continue Mount Vernon Triangle's unique public-private partnership focusing on designing, zoning, and beautifying this new mixed-use neighborhood.