Rosslyn BID Operations

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) provides a variety of services that create a clean, safe and vibrant environment for everyone in the neighborhood. The BID’s services supplement, rather than replace, services provided by Arlington County.

The BID’s current services include:

Ambassador Program

If you walk around Rosslyn, you are likely to see Rosslyn’s Ambassadors in their familiar purple sweatshirts, jackets and hats. Their mission is to keep Rosslyn’s streets clean, give directions, offer restaurant suggestions and even call a tow truck if a person’s car breaks down.

They lend a helping hand to Rosslyn residents, workers and visitors. Learn more details about the program here.

Homeless Outreach

Outreach workers from the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) offer supportive services to Rosslyn's homeless individuals, including meals, housing, medical care and employment assistance. The Rosslyn BID supports A-SPAN by providing operating funds for a dedicated outreach worker to help transition homeless persons off the streets. The program’s outreach worker serves individuals experiencing homelessness in Rosslyn to connect them to critical social services.

Additionally, the BID organizes a clothing drive each winter to benefit A-SPAN directly. Last December, the BID donated 150 bags of clothing each weighing in at 40 lbs. on average for a combined total of over 6,000 pounds to A-SPAN.

A-SPAN’s mission is to secure permanent housing and provide life-sustaining services for Arlington’s most vulnerable individuals through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect. A-SPAN’s services in Rosslyn include:

  • Managing a year-round homeless center including information and transportation
  • Giving bagged meals and clothing to those in need
  • Connecting individuals with medical services
  • Assisting individuals in obtaining documentation
  • Providing emergency winter shelter
  • Offering homelessness prevention services and re-housing assistance

If you have any questions or comments about A-SPAN or would like to find out how you can help please visit their website or call them directly at (703) 228-7803. If you would like to report a quality of life issue in Rosslyn please email or call our Operations Manager at (571) 535-3079.

Safety and Transportation

The Rosslyn BID coordinates directly with the Arlington County Police Department to keep Rosslyn safe. Ambassadors also serve as extra eyes and ears for the Arlington County Police Department.

The Rosslyn BID’s work in transportation is an integral part of making Rosslyn more efficient and manageable. The BID works closely with Arlington County to improve access to and around Rosslyn for motorists, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians with a focus on safety issues and encouragement of multi-modal transportation.

In many cases, the BID acts as a liaison between the local government and private entities that are cooperating to make infrastructure and community improvements.

Please click here to view a map of the Rosslyn BID’s snow removal plan.

If you would like to provide feedback or report a safety issue please email or call our Operations Manager at (571) 535-3079.

To report the following issues directly to Arlington County please use the following links:

Snow removal

Non-emergency requests

Non-emergency Police – 703-558-2222

For emergencies please call - 911