Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cleveland Park Business Association Seeks Volunteers to Work on Streetscape Planning, Other Ideas

Cleveland Park has a relatively new organization of business owners, the Cleveland Park Business Association (CPBA), which is currently seeking volunteers to join Main Street Training.

The Cleveland Park Business Association (CPBA), a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 2010, has announced a new initiative to build upon the vibrant Connecticut Avenue business community.  With over 30 business members, the CPBA is engaged in a coordinated effort to build upon the unique and historic character of the business district through new programs and services for residents.

Thanks to a grant from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, the CPBA has begun working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on training through the National Trust’s Main Street program.  For over 30 years, the MainStreet program has helped historic commercial districts work together to revitalize and preserve their character.  Specifically, the Main Street program helps organizations organize and promote their goals through extensive training and education.

Residents of Cleveland Park are urged to join with the CPBA in this effort to preserve and improve the business district along Connecticut Avenue.  Residents will join focused committees and attend Main Street training with members of the CPBA.

Committees are focused on the following areas: 
  • Public Spaces Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Membership and Finance Committee

To sign up for one of the committees and join in the Main Street training, contact

Founded by some of Cleveland Park’s long-time business owners, Susan Lihn, Jane Treacy, Kerry Walsh Benton and Pierre Abushacra, the Cleveland Park Business Association was formed to help promote and improve the historic streetscape along Connecticut Avenue between Macomb and Porter Streets.  The Cleveland Park Citizens Association and local ANC 3-C board members were also critical to the successful formation of the CPBA. CPBA goals also include the preservation of the neighborhood-serving character of the commercial area, improving its appearance and helping local businesses thrive.


  1. I'd like to get involved; how do I do that?
    I'm a 35-year resident in the area, currently leading the Cleveland Park H&R Block office -- on Connecticut Avenue, just across from the library and Uptown Theatre. We have a few muddy areas along the street and I'd love to help make them beautiful. -- Diana D. Bui

    1. You can email the Cleveland Park Business Association at: info[at]cpbiz[dot]org or contact Jane Treacy, Treacy & Eagleburger Architects, on the second floor at 3335 Connecticut Avenue, (202) 362-5226, or email her at:
      email[at]treacyeagleburger[dot]com. (Please reformat the email address with the usual symbols.) I'm sure all volunteers are welcome.