Cities

City of Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Ambassadors will patrol 40-block stretch of Atlantic Avenue, from Pacific Avenue to the bike path, focusing on delivering cleaning and hospitality services in the resort area of Virginia Beach. 

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Services:

hospitality

cleaning

Number of Blocks 40 - Serving Since: 2021

Downtown District of Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

Block by Block will provide hospitality services for downtown Greensboro. The Ambassadors will help provide assistance and recommendations to visitors of the city. They will also act as “eyes and ears” for the city and help local business owners and residents when needed.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

Number of Blocks 2 Sq. Mi - Serving Since: 2021

University District SID

Columbus, Ohio

The University District is comprised of the neighborhoods surrounding one of the nation’s largest public universities, The Ohio State University. It is an eclectic mix of thirteen distinct neighborhoods: The Circles, Dennison Place, Glen Echo, Indianola Forest, Indianola Terrace, Iuka Ravine, NECKO, Northwood Park, Old North Columbus, Peach District, SoHud, Tuttle Park, and Weinland Park.  Block by Block will be providing supplemental cleaning, safety and hospitality services to the University District.

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Services:

hospitality

Number of Blocks - Serving Since: 2021

Boulder Downtown Partnership

Boulder, Colorado

Block by Block is partnering with the Downtown Boulder Partnership to create an 18-month pilot Ambassador Program. The program will blend some new elements with existing in-house services. The program will focus on creating a cleaner, safer and more hospitable environment for visitors, residents and other stakeholders. The city of Boulder is a major funder of the program making this a true public/private partnership. 

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks - Serving Since: 2021

City of Somerville

Somerville, Massachusetts

The goal of the City of Somerville’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program is to work with businesses, residents and visitors to educate about and ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. Ambassadors provide the highest level of hospitality and customer service possible—they are friendly, personable, approachable, knowledgeable, and also able to handle situations involving conflict. They greet and welcome visitors, meet with businesses—reporting COVID-19-related problems to be addressed to the appropriate authorities. The Ambassadors will work closely with the City of Somerville COVID-19 Incident Command Structure, the Inspectional Services Department, the Health & Human Services Department and the Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development to ensure safety and compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols throughout the community.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

Number of Blocks 50 - Serving Since: 2021

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Services:

transit

Number of Blocks - Serving Since: 2017

Short North Alliance

Columbus, Ohio

Block by Block provides supplemental cleaning, safety and hospitality services to the Short North Alliance, a thriving arts district in Columbus, Ohio.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 250 - Serving Since: 2021

Downtown Tulsa Partnership

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Downtown Tulsa Ambassador Team is on the job seven days a week to ensure Downtown is clean, vibrant and welcoming to everyone. Their goal is to improve Downtown with enhanced clean, safe and beautification services made possible by Downtown Tulsa property and business owners. The team works hand-in-hand with the region’s service and outreach organizations to aid Tulsa’s most vulnerable populations.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 2 sq miles - Serving Since: 2021

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn District Management Association, Inc.

New York City, New York

Block by Block provides supplemental cleaning services along Myrtle Avenue from Flatbush to Classon Avenues in the Clinton Hill and Fort Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 40 - Serving Since: 2021

Midtown Baltimore Community Benefits District

Baltimore, Maryland

Block by Block provides supplemental cleaning services to the 144 block area of the Midtown Community Benefits District in central Baltimore. This includes four distinct communities: Bolton Hill, Charles North, Madison Park, and Mount Vernon.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 144 - Serving Since: 2021

Augusta Downtown Improvement Community District

Augusta, Georgia

Small but versatile program to provide cleaning and safety/hospitality services in the heart of Augusta, GA while demonstrating the value of a program to the downtown stakeholders during BID petitioning.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks - Serving Since: 2021

Downtown South Bend

South Bend, Indiana

Enhance the perception of cleanliness and safety in the downtown core. Safety Ambassadors patrol delivering good will and hospitality on behalf of DTSB. Cleaning Ambassadors provide maintenance to the enhanced streetscape, consisting of numerous flowers planters and hanging baskets. Cleaning staff also maintain the general appearance by tending to litter, graffiti, weeds and special projects, which will enhance the service district. Ambassador program provides safety, cleaning and venue set up for DTSB’s many events during the year.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

outreach

landscaping

Number of Blocks 60 - Serving Since: 2006

Downtown Chattanooga

Chatanooga, Tennessee

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Services:

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks - Serving Since: 2021

Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Block by Block is proud to provide cleaning and safety services to Kalamazoo to serve the community’s needs by creating a downtown that is clean, safe, vibrant and welcoming.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 40 - Serving Since: 2021

Milwaukee Downtown BID #21

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee’s walking concierges. Downtown’s spirit squad. Information gurus. Our Public Service Ambassadors (PSAs) go by many names. What remains consistent is their unwavering dedication to keep downtown Milwaukee clean, safe and friendly. From locating missing children to assisting disabled motorists, the PSAs serve as an extra set of eyes and ears for Milwaukee’s police and fire departments-making BID #21 one of the safest districts in the city and one of the safest downtowns in the country.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

outreach

placemaking

Number of Blocks 150 - Serving Since: 2018

Rosslyn BID

Arlington, Virginia

Removal of litter, weeds and graffiti. Set up, hospitality services and tear down for the many special events in the district. A Safety Ambassador element was added to the program in the summer of 2008 to enhance the awareness of the organizations services throughout the district as well as support events and other programming.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

outreach

landscaping

placemaking

Number of Blocks 18 - Serving Since: 2007

Downtown Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia

In July 2018, Block by Block began providing Clean and Safe Services to the Downtown Norfolk Council in Norfolk, VA. Sixteen Downtown Norfolk Ambassadors are excited to be a part of Block By Block while they continue to support and welcome visitors to Downtown Norfolk. Our Clean Team and Public Service Teams are responsible for a 50 block area which includes waterfront on the Elizabeth River. Unique to Norfolk, we provide free transportation within our downtown by use of FRED (Free-Ride Every-Day) a six-passenger electric cart. We always look for new and unique opportunities to encourage everyone to live, work and visit downtown because that?s what we?re all about.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

Number of Blocks 50 - Serving Since: 2018

Uptown Dallas

Dallas, Texas

The ambassadors of Uptown Dallas Inc provide cleaning services to make this unique district a better place to work, play, and live.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 78 - Serving Since: 2016

South Congress Avenue (Austin, Tx)

Austin, Texas

More info to come!

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 20 - Serving Since: 2019

Houston Downtown Management District

Houston, Texas

The Houston Downtown Management District is a governmental agency formed by Houston Central Business stakeholders to improve the quality of the downtown experience. The District has facilitated many of the public and private projects that have transformed downtown over the last decade. The District began its revitalization efforts in 1995. To accelerate the renewal of the city’s urban core, the District set several important goals with quality of life as the underlying theme: building a lasting constituency for downtown; recruiting investors, retailers and tenants while retaining those already downtown; and making downtown clean, safe and attractive.

The Operations Center’s focus is to provide a clean and safe environment to over 350 blocks in the Central Business and North Warehouse District(s). To accomplish this in 2011 we initiated the Downtown Public Safety Guide program that serve as ambassadors to the general public as well as additional eyes and ears for the Houston Police Department. Additionally, we manage various capital improvement projects. Currently, we are undergoing renovations of Dallas St and Main St Soon, we will be starting the Allen Parkway projects.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

parks

placemaking

Number of Blocks 350 - Serving Since: 2015

Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

Fort Worth, Texas

Serving over 335 Blocks of Downtown Fort Worth, 12 Ambassadors work seven days a week to provide safety, hospitality, and outreach services to all stakeholders in this dynamic and growing district. Ambassadors also provide vehicle lock-out and bicycle maintenance services to those in need.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

outreach

Number of Blocks 335 - Serving Since: 2017

Downtown Austin Alliance

Austin, Texas

As home to the world’s largest urban bat colony and statues of both Stevie Ray Vaughan and Willie Nelson, Downtown lies at the crossroads of wild and weird. A magical mix of entrepreneurs and artists means one-of-a-kind businesses, events and experiences flourish left and right.

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Services:

safety

outreach

parks

Number of Blocks 163 - Serving Since: 2016

Corpus Christi Downtown Management District

Corpus Christi, Texas

Located on the picturesque shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the Block by Block Clean Ambassadors work each day to ensure this visitor destination is always ready and welcoming!

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Services:

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 60 - Serving Since: 2016

Centro Public Improvement District

San Antonio, Texas

Centro San Antonio helps accommodate downtown’s growing residential population, enhance its office and retail market, and position downtown as a premier convention and visitor destination. Through the efforts of the Centro Public Improvement District, we provide services and improvements to Downtown San Antonio. These services are in the form of Hospitality and Cleaning Ambassadors.

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Services:

hospitality

cleaning

outreach

landscaping

parks

placemaking

Number of Blocks 132 - Serving Since: 2009

Nashville Downtown Partnership

Nashville, Tennessee

Provide safety, cleaning, services for Nashville’s Downtown Central Business District, to include foot and bicycle security patrols and the use of mechanical cleaning equipment. The district covers 253 square blocks.

Block by Block also operates a parking circulator program in which we operate 32 parking shuttles.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

outreach

landscaping

parks

Number of Blocks 253 - Serving Since: 1999

Memphis Medical District Collaborative

Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis Medical District Collaborative Ambassadors serve the area bordered by Poplar Avenue, 1-40, Vance Avenue, and Danny Thomas Boulevard between Downtown and Midtown. Ambassadors work to make this area more clean and safe by providing services such as landscaping, trash collection, mowing, and general hospitality.

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Services:

cleaning

Number of Blocks 50 - Serving Since: 2016

City of Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Providing supplemental cleaning and hospitality services for about 40 blocks along the main corridor of historic Myrtle Beach, a vacation destination.

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Services:

hospitality

cleaning

Number of Blocks 40 - Serving Since: 2020

City Center Partnership (Columbia)

Columbia, South Carolina

Provide Clean Team Ambassadors and Safety Guides to the downtown area, which is a 36 square block area. Assist the Columbia Police Department by “observing and reporting” criminal activity.  Provide specialized outdoor cleaning, both manual and mechanical.  Provide customer service to all visitors, residents and business workers and owners in specified area.  Ambassadors are also responsible for maintaining the streetscape of hanging baskets and planters throughout downtown.

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Services:

hospitality

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 36 - Serving Since: 2002

Providence Downtown Improvement District

Providence, Rhode Island

Provide Environmental Maintenance, Supplemental Safety and Hospitality services. Duties include litter control, weed abatement, graffiti and handbill removal, safety visibility patrols, personal safety escorts, crime prevention, intervention with “Quality of Life” crimes, and general hospitality services. Oversees a significant landscaping program throughout downtown, which consists of in-ground plant boxes, hanging baskets and large planters.

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Services:

safety

cleaning

landscaping

Number of Blocks 87 - Serving Since: 2005

Sports Complex SSD (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Sports Complex Special Services District, or SCSSD for short, is non-profit corporation that serves approximately 9,000 residents living in 4,100 households surrounding the Sports Complex venues in South Philadelphia. SCSSD is engaged in a mission to: protect community interests, improve neighborhood quality of life and promote efficient operation of adjacent sports venues.

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Services:

cleaning

placemaking

Number of Blocks 91 - Serving Since: 2013