What is the Northern Liberties BID?

The Northern Liberties Business Improvement District was created in July 2018 to provide supplements to the municipal services of the City of Philadelphia; maintain a safe, clean and vibrant commercial district for the benefit of the all users; create opportunities for the business and residential communities to make improvements in the district; and develop and implement programs and services that ensure Northern Liberties continues to be a desirable place to live, work, shop, invest and visit.

Staff
Executive Director
Communications Manager

The Northern Liberties Business Improvement District (BID) Board of Directors is comprised of business and property owners, and others, who work to position Northern Liberties as a premier neighborhood to live, work, shop, invest and visit.

William Reed

Standard Tap, Chair
Matt Ruben

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, Vice-Chair
Ira Upin

Property Owner, Secretary
Owen Kamihira

El Camino Real, Treasurer
John Pack

HOW Properties, Assistant Treasurer
Matt Bell

Bell Floor Covering
Oron Daskal
North Bowl
Gwendolyn Carry

Chez Bow Wow
Council President Darrell Clarke

5th District
Mark Charry

Architectural Antiques Exchange
Josh Guelbart

Post Brothers - The Piazza
Courtney Haverkamp

Arts + Crafts Holdings
Richard Maimon

Kieran Timberlake
Councilman Mark Squilla

1st District
Our Services

The NLBID provides twice-weekly sidewalk sweeping, maintains greenscapes, liaisons with the police and City agencies, and seeks out grant funding to magnify our capital improvement efforts. We also market the district to potential tenants and customers.

The Bid Boundary

The boundaries of the Business Improvement District were determined by a comprehensive study lead by a steering committee of area business owners, property owners, local employees, and residents. If you are a Northern Liberties business outside of the boundaries interested in receiving services, please email us at info@explorenorthernliberties.org

Resources
NLBID Plan + Bylaws
Click through for our complete bylaws.
Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes
View the minutes from past board meetings
Resources
Board of Directors Election Policies
Board elections are held in late summer. Please come back later for more information.
Resources
Residential Property Owner Exempton Form
Properties that are owner-occupied or mixed-use/owner-occupied may apply for an exemption from the BID assessment. Please click through the arrow for more information.
Resources
Annual Report and 990
Our 2018 Annual Report

Press Releases

Giant Heirloom Market Opening
New Northern Liberties location will be a game changer
Kaplan's Bakery Storefront Improvement Grant
Legacy business gets new awning through City grant program