Posts Tagged ‘NoMa BID’

The 13 Possible Futures of NoMa’s Grimy Underpasses

Can inventive designs unite a neighborhood cut in half by train tracks?

With $50 Million in Hand, NoMa Looks to Close “Parks Deficit”

What happens when a neighborhood forms in a place where no one planned for it? You end up with a shortage of neighborhood amenities—in NoMa's case, parks. The formerly desolate area was targeted for development last decade as little more than an office park, with a desirable location near Union Station but no real plans [...]

It’s Not Easy Getting Green

Walking through the streets of NoMa these days, you get the sense you’ve stepped into a well-played game of SimCity. Crisp and glassy, it’s a commercial zone, to be sure, and a strategically placed one: It’s served by three major thoroughfares, two Metro stations, all the regional and Amtrak train lines passing through Union Station, [...]

Does D.C. Need Its Own Version of Privately Owned Public Space?

Yesterday's big budget news, on the Housing Complex front at least, was the restoration of funds for affordable housing. But it came at a cost for another priority: Parks in NoMa, where opportunities for public space are rapidly disappearing (the field where summer movies are screened, for example, is slated to become a new apartment [...]

Construction News from NoMa

Constitution Square
The Noma Business Improvement District's latest newsletter came out last week. I've marveled in the past about the fast-moving changes in the area. (Some of this information has been reported before, so sorry—It won't be the first time in the history of blog production.) Here's a progress report on various construction projects:
What's done:

The [...]