Van Ness Main Streets 

The work of the Vision Committee highlighted the need to create an organization to implement and manage the work, which led to the Main Streets model. Van Ness Main Streets incorporated in March 2015. Van Ness Main Street builds on the work of VNVC, continuing the momentum to include a broad range of stakeholders who are committed to economic, aesthetic and quality of life revitalization, and communicating that Van Ness is open for business. Van Ness Main Street received its first grant from the DC government's Department of Small and Local Business Development in January 2016.

Van Ness is a unique neighborhood, combining the convenience of Metro access and urban amenities, with the beauty and serenity of Soapstone Valley and Rock Creek Park. Apartment dwellers and single family home residents alike are drawn to an easy commute, numerous retail options, a safe and family-friendly atmosphere with smart and engaged citizens, and stunning hiking trails. This community values and aims to preserve its natural resources but enthusiastically embraces smart, transit-oriented development.

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