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DEC
1,8, & 15
VEGAN HOLIDAY COOKING CLASS
DEC
12
NoMa BID Public Safety Meeting 
DEC
25
NoMa BID Offices Closed
JAN
1
NoMa BID Offices Closed
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Trilogy NoMa Officially Opens

Last week, Mayor Vince Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton provided some star power to the official ribbon-cutting of Trilogy NoMa, a 603-unit apartment development in northern NoMa and southern Eckington. “This is phenomenal,” said Mayor Gray, of the new residences being created in NoMa for new residents flocking to the city. NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper touted NoMa’s Walkscore of 85+, the unparalleled transit options at Union Station and the NoMa Metro Station, and the diversity of people within NoMa – from rocket scientists at Siriux XM, to think-tank brainiacs at Mathematica to small-business entrepreneurs.
 
Trilogy, at 151 Q Street, NE, contains three buildings with names that emphasize the “Q:” Linq, Cirq and Esque; each building contains a unique aesthetic. The property also has a fitness center, pool, movie theatre, and more. For more information, visit http://trilogynoma.com
NoMa Focuses on what's NEXT
The NoMa area made a big splash at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership event Tuesday at the Convention Center, focusing on the next big projects happening here. The WDCEP’s Annual Meeting and Development Showcase attracts more than 600 attendees, including DC’s top business leaders, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals and local government officials. NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper debuted a short, punchy video celebrating NoMa’s recent growth; then showcased five projects underway or in the pipeline that will radically impact the NoMa neighborhood, its public spaces and the feel on the street:
·       The JBG Companies’ 77 H Street, NW is under construction now, with the city’s first Walmart, 10,000 SF of additional retail and 300 apartments.
·       JBG is also under construction on the Hyatt Place on New York Avenue, a 190-key hotel in the first phase of the Capitol Point development.
·       StonebridgeCarras is building a 375,000 SF office building and 203 additional apartments right next to the NoMa Metro in Constitution Square, the one-block project encompassing Harris Teeter, the Hilton Garden Inn, and more than a million square feet of residential and office development.
·       Perseus Realty and First Potomac Realty Trust are planning to break ground next year on Storey Park, a 712,000-SF mixed-use project on the former Greyhound Bus Station site. The project will incorporate a public plaza and park-like gathering space on L Street, NE and 80,000 SF of destination retail.
·       Skanska USA is planning a mixed-used development consisting of two 300,000 SF office buildings and an apartment building just west of First and M Streets, NE. The master plan includes a large plaza fronting each building and ground-level retail. The first phase, 88 M Street, will be a 12-story office building designed to LEED Platinum that will include 6,000 SF of ground floor retail, a spa-like 7,000 SF fitness center, a conference center and expansive urban park on the roof deck.
 
All of these projects will bring a unique feel to the streets of NoMa, while adding shops, employees and more residents. Stay tuned for more on what’s NEXT IN NOMA!
First Street Construction Project Starts in January
The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) expects construction to start in first quarter of 2013 on First Street, NE. The project will rebuild the entirety of First Street, NE and its sidewalks from Columbus Circle to New York Avenue, including significant improvements to the side streets of K, L Pierce, M, Patterson, and N. The most significant impact will be north of K Street.
 
The reconstruction will upgrade underground infrastructure, add stormwater catch basins, install a two-way cycle track, install bio-retention stormwater swales, realign sidewalks, enlarge tree boxes, add new crosswalks, install new traffic lights and street lamps, and landscape the pubic space adjacent to unfinished parcels. Initially, the west-side traffic lane and many sidewalks will be closed. Upon completion of the west half of the street, construction will move to the east side. Construction is anticipated to last nearly two years. For more information about this project, please contact Thomas Taylor, NoMa BID Director of Operations, at (202) 289-0111 ttaylor@nomabid.org, or Abdullahi Mohamed, DDOT Project Manager, at (202) 671-4614 or abdullahi.mohamed@dc.gov.
Thanks For Your Input!
More than 600 residents and 60 employees have already given their input on what they’d like to see in NoMa – dining, shopping, playing and more! Thank you to everyone who has taken the survey – but we need more responses! NoMa BID staff will be at select office buildings over the next few weeks collecting results. If you miss us, take the survey online:
 
Survey for Residents
Survey for Employees
 
This survey will greatly help us learn more about the people who live and work in NoMa and allow us to serve the neighborhood even better. The results of the survey are for informational purposes only and will not be used in any sales capacity. Please allow 3-5 minutes to complete the brief survey. PRIZES: one $25 gift certificate to Starbucks, one $25 gift certificate to Tynan Coffee & Tea, and one $50 gift certificate to Harris Teeter. Find more information here. Thank you in advance for your time!
NoMa Bike Pumps

  Are your bike tires deflating in this cold weather? Check out three* free and highly visible orange NoMa bike tire pumps located throughout the neighborhood:
·       111 K Street, NE (First and K Streets, NE)
·       The Washington Center (Third and L Streets, NE)
·       Community College of DC (801 N. Capitol Street, NE)
*The pump at First and M Streets, NE, is currently out of service in preparation for the First Street, NE, construction project. Follow us on Twitter and tell us what you like about the bike pumps!

Vegan Holiday Cooking Class

Join NoMa resident Tiffany Griffin as she teaches you how to prepare vegan dishes that will wow even the most omnivorous of your friends and family.
When: All lessons are 1-4 p.m.
December 1, 2012: Veggies (Clementine Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Cayenne-Apricot Glazed Carrots)
December 8, 2012: Sides (Stuffing/Dressing; Cranberry Sauce; Sweet Potatoes)
December 15, 2012: Desserts (Egg Nog Cheesecake; Chocolate Peppermint Cookies; Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream)
Where: Archstone First + M’s “The Kitchen,” 1160 1st Street NE, Washington DC 20002
Cost: $39 for one class; $109 for the entire 3-class series.
To Register: Please email tiffany@comowater.com and mention Vegan Holiday Cooking Workshop in the subject line. More information about each class can be found here: http://comowater.com/cooking-workshops/

Participate in the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival 
The 2013 Festival, from March 20 to April 14, commemorates the 101st anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. Be a part of the celebration by participating in the following festival programs:
 City in Bloom: This campaign encourages all businesses and organizations to visually unite and showcase spring in Washington, DC, to the nation and world through signage, decals, banners, pink lighting and blossom projections on iconic buildings, to name a few.
 Petal Pass: Participants offer exclusive discounts and special incentives to Petal Pass holders, driving additional foot traffic to their location. The Petal Pass provides incentive for festival attendees to explore the many treasures the region has to offer.
 Cherry Picks: Participating restaurants feature an appetizer, entrée, dessert, cocktail or multi-course selection. Chefs are welcome to create innovative, blossom-inspired presentations, feature cherries or cherry infused flavors, showcase the Festival’s celebration of spring with seasonal ingredients, and more. 


 
Interested in showing your pink spirit? Contact Remi Allen at remi@downtowndc.org or 202.638.8372.
New Restaurant in Union Market Spring 2013
In the spring of 2013 Union Market will welcome John Mooney, acclaimed chef at Bell Book & Candle in New York's West Village. John and BB&C have earned a reputation for seasonal ingredients, sustainable cooking and hydroponic gardening. Mooney’s contemporary American restaurant will feature a seasonal menu.  Most of his ingredients will come from Union Market vendors and a planned Union Market rooftop garden, complete with an array of vegetables, fruits and herbs. For more information on Union Market, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com.
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