The Main Street Four-Point Approach® is a unique preservation-focused economic development tool that enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets - from historic, cultural, and architectural resources to local enterprises and community pride. It is a comprehensive strategy that addresses the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional commercial districts.
Authorized by DC City Council legislation and awarded a competitive grant in November 2008, Ward 7 Business Partnership (W7BP) is a designated DC Main Streets program funded by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).
Using the Main Street 4 Point Approach®, W7BP supports comprehensive and sustained commercial revitalization within Ward 7 Washington, DC.
W7BP directly assists businesses and coordinates sustainable community-driven revitalization efforts in our business district. Our commercial revitalization efforts are organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals. Our services are offered free of charge to businesses in the Ward7 community.
Business Process Improvement
Maintaining clean and safe commercial corridors by managing a Clean Team made possible through enabling grants from Department of Small and Local Development (DSLBD)
Branding and promoting our commercial district through print ad campaigns; hosting neighborhood festivals and other special events; providing street pole banners; and performing other promotional services
Receiving funding for business corridor public awareness promotional activities through grants from the Council of Washington (HCWDC) to conduct tours of Historic Deanwood and notable economic development sites
Promoting occupancy of available commercial space for lease or sale
Completing store front improvements on four Deanwood neighborhood retail stores in a single fiscal year involving business owners and a range of public and private stakeholders
Maintaining an exemplary commitment to improve business quality in Ward 7
We gratefully thank our business partners who are collaboratively working with concerned citizens, area businesses, public organizations, DC Government agencies and other officials to unleash power of quality business development in Ward 7.