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
Marketing & Events Coordinator

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.

Mark Charry
Architectural Antiques Exchange
Oron Daskal
North Bowl
Joe Freda
Nirvana Wellness Med Spa
Dave Goldman
Urban Village Brewing Co, Treasurer
Josh Guelbart
Post Brothers
Alex Hillman
Indy Hall
Owen Kamihira
El Camino Real, Secretary
Richard Maimon
Kieran Timberlake
Carly Markowitz
Tula Yoga & Wellness
Sharif Pendleton
Laser Philly
William Reed
Standard Tap, Chair
Matt Ruben
Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
Councilman Mark Squilla
1st District
Ashley Thomas
Cantina Dos Segundos
Ira Upin
Property Owner, Vice Chair
Our Services
The NLBID provides five day-a-week 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
Legislative Ordinance
City Council legislation authorizing the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District.
Click through for our complete bylaws.
Owner Occupied Exemptions
Properties that are owner-occupied or mixed-use/owner-occupied may apply for an exemption from the BID assessment.
Board Meeting Minutes
View the minutes from past board meetings.
Financials and Annual Reports
View the NLBID's financial records, including IRS tax filings, financial audits as prepared by McGovern & Associates, PC, and annual reports.
Associate Member Program
Local businesses just outside the NLBID’s boundaries can benefit from some NLBID services, particularly marketing and promotions, by becoming an Associate Member.
Sidewalk Replacement Grants
The NLBID will reimburse commercial property owners up to $3,000 for sidewalk repairs and replacement.
Façade Beautification Program
Receive a $1,000 reimbursement for improvements to your façade. This could include furniture, planters, or window decals.
2022 Needs Assessment Survey
An analysis of community priorities for the next five year plan (FY2023-FY2027)