The Meatpacking District Improvement Association (MPIA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit business alliance, formed in 2010 by a select group of neighborhood property owners and key businesses, along with the Meatpacking District Initiative (MPDI). The MPIA was created with the intention of partnering with the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to redesign, manage and maintain the public spaces of our neighborhood, while continuing to represent and promote the area’s business interests, produce events and manage a marketing and public relations campaign for the neighborhood. In addition, we bring added value to the membership by incorporating a member-to-member discount program, area newsletter and other opportunities within the district.

The plaza redesign has aesthetically improved the district and has infused new life into the area by encouraging people to not just browse and shop, but to stay, sit, eat and attend events in the heart of our neighborhood. As our community continues to reinvent itself with anchor destinations like The High Line and The Whitney, we must ensure our public spaces are just as inviting and engaging as our places of business and culture. The MPIA seeks to revitalize and reinvigorate right alongside all of the innovators that call the Meatpacking District home.

The MPIA serves as a collective voice and an advocate for area businesses regarding change in the neighborhood, as well as a liaison, leveraging our relationships with local elected officials, governmental agencies and other community groups. The MPIA will continue to connect businesses to other businesses and to visitors while rehabilitating the public plazas of this neighborhood.