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Nerds in NoMa is Back!

For the fourth year in a row, the Nerds in NoMa speaker series is back! Nerds in NoMa is a free speaker series that will let you explore current topics, from DC street art to city growth to technology. On the third Tuesday of the month from January to April, we’ll be hosting Nerds in NoMa in the NoMa BID lobby at 1200 First Street, NE. Below is the list of dates and topics. Mark your calendars so you don't miss out on the exciting series we are putting together just for you!

  • January 24th - DC Politics: How will the Trump Presidency affect DC & the region?
  • February 21st -  DC Visual Arts: Why is it important for DC to have an arts identity and how do you keep artists in the city?
  • March 21st -  City.Smarter. Neighborhood Spotlight: NoMa-based think tanks & non-profits making NoMa & the world a better place
  • April 18th -  Greening the City: Why having green space is important in the urban landscape
Nerds in NoMa is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP to January 24th's event, click here.
When would you shop at a NoMa Farmers Market?
In our most recent Neighborhood Survey, most of you made it clear you wanted to see a farmers market in NoMa. We heard you loud and clear! We are working to bring a farmers market to the neighborhood, but want to make sure we plan it at the best time possible.  

What day and time would be the best for a farmers market in NoMa?
Weekend Morning 10am - 2pm
Weekday Lunch 11am - 3pm
Weekday Rush Hour 4pm - 8pm

 
Be in the Know for Inauguration
It is hard to believe that the Inauguration is just 9 days away! As with any large event in the District, we can expect large crowds, a lot of tourists and limited road and Metro access. Thankfully the Secret Service has released the list of all of the road closures planned for Inauguration weekend. We want to make sure you are fully prepared for all of the activity happening over the weekend and can plan accordingly. 

Our NoMa Ambassadors will be around the neighborhood handing out official closure maps. If you see one of our friendly NoMa Ambassadors and would like a map, just ask!

For the full press release and list of all of the road closures, please click here. Additionally, don't forget to follow the NoMa BID on Twitter, as we will make sure to provide any updates we receive leading up to the big weekend!
NoMa Green Space Named One of DC's Coolest Developments!
Washingtonian released their list of the "9 Coolest Developments Coming to Washington in 2017" and Green Space for NoMa made the list! With a few new park projects coming down the pipeline for our NoMa Parks Foundation, author Marisa Kashino shed light on the park coming to 3rd and L St NE:

Ride into this fledgling DC neighborhood on the Red Line and you’re greeted by blocks of glassy new buildings. Adding parks could go a long way toward warming up the place, and NoMa is on track to get its first green space by fall. The parcel at Third and L streets, Northeast, is modest, but planners are packing in an off-leash area for dogs and a vertical playground called a Wallholla, made in the Netherlands and one of only five in the United States. 

For more information on the other cool developments coming to DC, click here

NoMa in the New York Times! Again!

This past November the New York Times featured an article showing how NoMa is truly coming alive. In Eugene L. Meyer's second article about our vibrant neighborhood, he reveals the great strides we are making in establishing a truly thriving neighborhood, the breadth of new office and residential construction and the massive growth in the population of our community over the last six years. 

Six years ago when Meyer wrote his first article about NoMa, the focus was much different. The article shed light on the potential of NoMa and the plans for future development. Even then, with no finished residential space, he cited NoMa as "Washington’s newest and hottest commercial neighborhood." Meyer could see what NoMa was going to become. 

Now six years later we can see all the progress around us. As we jump into 2017 we wanted to share this testament to the development of our dynamic neighborhood, and let you know that there are still many great developments to come!

NoMa in Numbers

NoMa is not only one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in DC, but DC is one of the fastest growing places in the US!

According to the Census Bureau’s recently released 2016 national and state population estimates, DC’s population is estimated to be 681,170; having grown at a rate of about 900 residents per month. Over the last three years, DC’s population has increased at approximately the same rate: 1.52% in 2014, 1.73% in 2015 and 1.61% in 2016. This is a decrease from the growth in 2011 - 2013, when the average annual increase in population was 2.37%.

Population in the NoMa BID has increased from around 800 in 2008 to approximately 6,300 in 2016. By 2020,  there are likely to be over 13,000 people living here, based on the development pipeline and historic lease-up rates.  

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