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 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.

For more information, visit our FAQ page.




Executive Director
Operations Manager
Retail Recruiter
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.

Matt Bell

Bell Floor Covering
Gwendolyn Carry

Chez Bow Wow
Mark Charry

Architectural Antiques Exchange
Council President Darrell Clarke

5th District
Oron Daskal
North Bowl
Dave Goldman
Urban Village Brewing Co.
Josh Guelbart

Post Brothers - The Piazza
Courtney Haverkamp

Arts + Crafts Holdings
Owen Kamihira

El Camino Real, Treasurer
Richard Maimon

Kieran Timberlake
John Pack

HOW Properties, Assistant Treasurer
William Reed

Standard Tap, Chair
Matt Ruben

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, Vice-Chair
Councilman Mark Squilla

1st District
Ernest Stanton
Stanton Financial
Ira Upin

Property Owner, Secretary
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.
Printable Boundary Map
If you are a Northern Liberties business outside of the boundaries interested in receiving services, please email us at info@explorenorthernliberties.org
COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources
An evolving compilation of programs to support small businesses during the pandemic.
NLBID Plan + Bylaws
Click through for our complete bylaws.
Board Meeting Minutes
View the minutes from past board meetings.
Board of Directors Election Policies
Board elections will be held July 30th, 2020 at 11 am via Zoom. For registration information: https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/event/annual-membership-meeting-and-elections/
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.
Annual Report and 990
Our 2018 Annual Report
Resolution No. 17114500
City Council legislation authorizing the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District.

Press Releases

NLTV Launches to Support Boutiques
Comedians pitch products from Northern Liberties boutiques QVC-style
Hello Vietnam Opens In Northern Liberties
Popular Nam Son Bakery Chef Helms New Restaurant in Northern Liberties
Giant Heirloom Market Opening
New Northern Liberties location will be a game changer