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Thank You for a Great PumpkinPalooza!​

Our Fourth Annual Pumpkin Palooza was an incredible success! Halloween enthusiasts enjoyed pumpkin carving, face painting, floral arranging, terrarium making, live bluegrass, assorted food trucks and our fur-licious petting zoo.
 
Please share your pictures from the event -- give us a shout on Twitter and Instagram! -- so we can get a 360-degree view of all the festivities.
 
Stay tuned for more fun pictures from last week!

L Street NE Tested as a Two-Way Street​

DDOT has converted L Street NE between North Capitol Street and First Street NE from a one-way road into a two-way street. The pilot project, is expected to ease traffic on First Street NE and North Capitol Street by reducing the number of turns vehicles need to make. In order to accommodate 2-way traffic, DDOT removed approximately 25 parking spaces located along the north side of the street.  

SafeTrack Surge 10 Started Yesterday!

The latest round of SafeTrack repairs began Saturday, 10/29, halting train service along the Red Line between the NoMa - Gallaudet U and Fort Totten stations until the week of Thanksgiving. Shuttle buses have been assigned to bridge the gap during the work period but Metro is advising commuters to “plan ahead and find alternate routes.”
 
Monitor forthcoming service disruptions and plot other ways around the city here.
Weigh In On DC's Growth Plan Tonight

The D.C. Office of Planning Tuesday, November 1, hosts the fifth of seven community meetings to consider amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan -- the 20-year guide to District-wide growth and development. Have your say from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at School Without Walls at Francis Stevens (2425 N St. NW).

Please Welcome NoMa BID's New Director of Public Space Operations!
We are excited to announce that Jeff Brown is joining the NoMa BID as the new Director of Public Space Operations.  Jeff is a native Washingtonian and was raised in the Hillcrest neighborhood of the city.  Jeff was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department for over 25 years. Prior to retirement in early 2016, he was the Commander of the First District.  He is an avid fitness and health enthusiast and a diehard lover of all pets and animals.
What's All of That Construction?

The first phase (a 326-unit apartment complex) of the three-part Tyber Place development is officially underway, while excavation for 100 K is just around the corner. The mixed-use apartment/retail project slated for 300 M is projected to break ground by year's end. The three-building development at Capitol Point (Patterson and the NoMa Meander) bringing NoMa's Landmark Theatre, galleries and restaurants to the area remains on track to get going in early 2017.
 
Want to stay up to date with the construction? Track NoMa’s continuing expansion on our construction page.
REI & La Colombe Are Open and Ready for Business!

After an exciting weekend filled with marching bands, live DJ's, free sunglasses, Yeti cups loaded with ice cream, a rock climbing wall, custom key chains, draft lattes and loads of free classes and other activities, REI's DC Flagship store is open! 

We are so excited to welcome REI and La Colombe to the neighborhood. Be sure to drop by the store for all of you outdoor and recreational equipment needs. While you're there don't forget to fuel up with a draft latte or your favorite coffee drink at La Colombe. 
 

REI Store Hours
Monday - Saturday 10AM - 9PM 
Sunday: 11AM - 7PM

La Colombe Hours
Monday - Friday 7AM - 9PM
Saturday 8AM - 9PM
Sunday 8AM - 7PM

For more information about everything REI has to offer, including membership and classes click here.

Thank You for Coming to the NoMa Parks Foundation Community Conversation

The NoMa Parks Foundation held its fifth Community Conversation on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Over 60 park enthusiasts participated in presentations about new streetscape guidelines for NoMa and planning for the “NoMa Green,” the large park that will be built on Harry Thomas Way NE. Michael Vergason of Michael Vergason Landscape Architects presented draft streetscape guidelines that reconcile two existing, conflicting guidelines and promote a healthy tree canopy in the neighborhood. The NPF kicked off planning for the future “NoMa Green” by introducing Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz, the firm selected through a design competition to develop a concept plan for the park. Woltz shared the competition design, which was developed from existing community feedback gathered over the last five years, and then attendees were able to move to three different stations to learn more about specific elements of the park and share their ideas. If you missed the meeting, the presentation and a link to share your thoughts are available at www.nomaparks.org/nomagreen.

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