Bethesda Urban District

Downtown Bethesda, a thriving urban center home to numerous restaurants, retailers, arts venues and community events, is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP), a non-profit organization established by Montgomery County in 1994.  Under an annual agreement with Montgomery County - managed by the BCC Regional Services Center - BUP handles landscaping and maintenance, promotion of the downtown through innovative marketing campaigns and large-scale events, and the mangement of the Bethesda Circulator.

Additionally, the Bethesda Urban Partnership manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and operates Bethesda Transportation Solutions.