Bellevue Clean Team
Congress Heights Community Training & Development Corporation (CHCTDC) has been funded since 2016 by the Dept. of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to manage and operate the Bellevue commercial corridor clean team. This clean team’s main purpose is to implement commercial corridor litter clean up, recycling and other additional clean team services.
The Bellevue Clean Team provides targeted maintenance of the public space, specifically cleaner streets, sidewalks, and storefronts to help attract more pedestrians and customers to the commercial corridors. The compounding effects of the Bellevue clean team serves the following benefits:
- Improve the appearance of the commercial district to help increase foot traffic and consequently the opportunity for increased customer sales;
- Reduce litter, graffiti, and posters to lessen the perception of an unsafe commercial area;
- Maintain an attractive tree canopy including landscaping along the corridor;
- Support Sustainable DC goals by recycling, mulching street trees, using eco-friendly supplies, and reducing stormwater pollution generated by DC’s commercial districts; and,
- Provide jobs for DC residents.
Bellevue Clean Team scope of work covers the following areas:
- 3700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE;
- South Capitol Street from Xenia Street, SE to Brandywine Street, SE on the east side and to Chesapeake Street SW on the west side of Capitol Street;
- Atlantic Street, NE, from South Capitol Street to Mississippi Avenue, SE;
- The intersection of Elmira Street, SW/SE and South Capitol Street;
- South Capitol Street from Livingston Road, SE to Southern Avenue, SE;
- The 4600 block of Livingston Road, SE;
- and, the portion of Southern Avenue SE from South Capitol Street to 400 Southern Avenue, SE which lies within the District of Columbia (the northern side of the street).
The Bellevue clean team comprises of three (3) DC resident employees, two (2) full-time and one (1) Part-time; the team works seven (7) days a week except holidays and covers over .89 linear miles in size which has approximately 99 trees and 17 trash cans per OCTO/GIS data. (For detailed clean team services click here.)