Request for Proposals

Capitol Riverfront Signage & Wayfinding System

Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

Washington, DC

Posted: 07/15/2014
Submittal Deadline: 08/15/2014


The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) in Washington D.C. is soliciting proposals from qualified design firms for the planning, design, and implementation of a wayfinding & signage system for the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. This signage and wayfinding system will be designed to project a consistent image for the neighborhood; improve navigation for all modes of travel; guide visitors to landmarks, facilities, and services; promote walking, bicycling and mass transit; and be sustainable as well as expandable. The goals of this program are:

• To create a consistent signage and wayfinding system across a range of signage mediums.
• To create a signage and wayfinding system that directs visitors to landmarks, facilities, activity centers, and services, including, but not limited to, Yards Park, Canal Park, Diamond Teague Park
and Piers, the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Nationals Park, Navy Yard, restaurant and retail clusters, parking garages, parking lots, mass transit, parks, Boathouse Row, adjoining neighborhoods (Capitol Hill, Southwest), nearby destinations (e.g. US Capitol, Eastern Market, Arena Stage), and other major destinations.
• To establish signage and wayfinding links to city bicycle and pedestrian trails.
• To reinforce the Capitol Riverfront’s identity as a premier business, residential, entertainment, dining, and recreational destination.
• To establish an ongoing administration and maintenance plan for the system.
• To design, fabricate, and install new wayfinding and signage within 16 months.

The Capitol Riverfront is a 500-acre neighborhood located five blocks to the south of the U.S. Capitol building and on the banks of the Anacostia River. We are one of D.C.’s fastest growing neighborhoods and are home to Nationals Park, the Washington Navy Yard, and Department of Transportation headquarters. Over 32,000 employees, 4,100 residents, and 3 million visitors enjoyed the neighborhood in 2013.

The complete Request for Proposals can be read on our website: