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Save the Date: NoMa Annual Meeting
A Deli

A Deli is now open at 1300 Second Street, NE (next to The Perfect Pita), offering homemade canoli, Philly cheesesteaks and Italian sandwiches.
First Street Construction Starts Later This Year
Construction will begin later this year on a project to enhance and rebuild First Street, NE, through the heart of NoMa. The work will occur from K Street, NE to New York Avenue, NE; common new elements include street trees, sidewalks, crosswalk upgrades, bicycle infrastructure, traffic signals, street lights, bike racks, new paving and striping, parking meters and more.
The purpose of the project is to transform First Street, NE, into a true “Main Street” that serves pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in a safe, attractive and creative way. Due to all the private development in NoMa over the past six years, nine commercial properties have been built along this street – which means the private sector has provided new streetscape and water/sewer infrastructure along a good portion of the roadway. Still, the daytime and residential populations are growing quickly and there is great demand for attractive and enjoyable public spaces.  
NoMa BID is working closely with DDOT and its designer Greenhorne & O’Mara on the reconstruction project. NoMa BID has hired AECOM, an international design firm, to help keep a focus on connections to the residential neighborhoods around NoMa and how to improve First Street. Construction should begin by the end of 2012 and take 12 to 18 months. NoMa BID will continue to provide updates on the construction project via this newsletter and our Twitter feed @NoMaBID.
Two New Restaurants Announced
Two new restaurants are announced in NoMa, and one is already open! ‘A Deli,’ offering Italian fare, Philly cheesesteaks and homemade cannoli, opened February 1 at 1300 Second Street, NE. In addition, West Wing Café has leased the retail space in 1100 First Street, NE and plans a spring opening; the restaurant will have weekend and evening hours, and create an evening lounge serving wine, beer and sake.
Both restaurants are regional chains owned by local families. NoMa is the fourth location for A Deli, said owner and manager Arun Kapoor. “We just loved the spot and loved this area,” he said of the Second Street location near Courtyard by Marriott, The Perfect Pita, Five Guys, 7-Eleven and the New York Avenue Metro Station. A Deli will cater to a breakfast and lunch crowd, with hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
West Wing Café has four other locations in DC, and each one brings its own unique flair. “NoMa is such a good area,” said Randy Boehm of Washington, DC Retail Brokers. “It is a mix of residential and office, and the neighborhood will be alive seven days a week from morning well into the evening.” West Wing Café will offer sushi, panini and high-end deli fare during the day, then transition into an evening lounge. West Wing Café will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Other NoMa restaurant openings in 2012: Zuppa Fresca.
NoMa Farmers Market Accepting Applications
It’s time to start thinking about the summer Farmers Market season. Join the NoMa Farmers Market, now in its second year, in NoMa, the fastest growing neighborhood in Washington, DC. The market runs Wednesdays from May 30 to October 31, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., catering to both the 40,000 daytime population and the growing numbers of residents. View our Vendor Application and apply to join the NoMa Farmers Market by March 15, 2012. All questions should be directed to
Sponsor a NoMa Event This Summer
With support from the District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT), NoMa BID has completed a major landscaping project at the intersection of New York and Florida Avenues, NE.  Hundreds of plants have been planted in five different areas and the intersection is much more attractive and pleasant to walk through.

The project involved installing brick sidewalks at key areas to complement historic buildings nearby, as well as new trees, colorful perennials and a variety of grasses in five planting beds. Funding of $250,000 for this large project was provided in grants from DDOT and from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government (MWCOG). Design was provided by landscape architecture firm Rhodeside & Harwell.
Annual Meeting: April 19
Mark your calendars for the annual meeting of the NoMa BID! This classy and fun cocktail event is an opportunity for networking and for the BID to showcase NoMa’s successes over the past year. The event will be held April 19, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the sleek white lobby of 1100 First Street, NE, and its adjoining plaza. The last few events have attracted more than 250 commercial real estate professionals, residents, office employees, developers, property owners and city officials and leaders. View our sponsorship information and support the annual meeting.
77 K Street Goes Green
NoMa continues to be one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in Washington, DC: Two tenants in 77 K Street have cemented their commitment to sustainable practices with LEED Certifications. CQ-Roll Call recently received LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council; and the IRS received LEED Certification for Commercial Interiors for its space. In addition, 77 K Street, NE, a 326,000 SF building owned by Brookfield Office Properties, is now certified LEED Silver. The building offers a fitness center with showers, recycling initiatives and many other efforts to conserve energy.
Board Meetings Announcement
The NoMa BID Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis to conduct the business of the BID. 2012 meetings, which are only open to board members, are on March 22, June 14, September 13, and December 6. The Annual Meeting, which is open to the public, will be held April 19, 2012. More details above.
Jan. 25 Homeless Census
On the night of January 25, the NoMa BID supported DC’s 2012 Point in Time Homeless Census. Otavio Thompson, NoMa’s Hospitality and Outreach Manager, led a team of volunteers through the neighborhood as they counted and conducted brief surveys with homeless persons about their experiences and circumstances. This annual homeless census is part of a national effort, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to understand where and how homeless people are living in an effort to improve our nation’s delivery of services to this vulnerable population.  The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments produces a regional portrait of homelessness annually based on the Point in Time census count. These reports are available for download here.
Uncle Chip’s Café Opens on North Capitol Street
Harris Teeter’s Orange Bags
CHNNA Clean-Up: March 31
MBT 5K Registration Open for May 5
 Northwest One Library: Black History Month
City in Bloom Initiative

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