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Parks Are Coming to NoMa!

One day soon Summer Screen will have a permanent home in a NoMa Park!!
Parks are coming to NoMa! The District of Columbia Council voted Wednesday to dedicate $50 million in the budget to parks, playgrounds, and greenspace in this rapidly growing DC neighborhood.
 
None of this would have happened without the support and hard work of literally hundreds of people and today the neighborhood is buzzing with excitement.
 
“This is a big win for all of us!!!” wrote Brian Chamowitz on the list serv for Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association, thanking the neighbors for their support. “Many thanks to the NoMa BID staff for taking the lead in drafting letters, coordinating and conducting outreach, and much, much more. Big thanks to ANC Commissioner, Tony Goodman for all his efforts, including but not limited to testifying before a committee and going door-to-door with petitions.”
 
“We’d like to thank Mayor Vincent Gray and each member of the DC Council for recognizing the great need in this area for recreation, gathering spaces, and nature,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa Business Improvement District. The NoMa BID has worked hard, alongside hundreds of NoMa neighbors, to tell the story of nearly 20,000 NoMa neighborhood residents who have virtually no green spaces. “Many thanks to all the community members who supported this effort, and to the Mayor and the Council and who have joined us in the planning efforts over the last couple of years,” Jasper said. “Building great parks and public spaces in NoMa is a privilege and responsibility, and we are looking forward to working closely with of all our residents and stakeholders to deliver truly exceptional public spaces.”
 
“Friends, we got the funding for parks!!!!” wrote Matthew McCombs, with plenty of exclamation points and smiley faces. “Near Northeast will continue to become more livable and walkable!!!!"

ANC Commissioner Tony Goodman thanked those who wrote letters, and the more than 1,000 people who signed petitions. NoMa BID staff announced the parks funding at the debut of NoMa Summer Screen Wednesday evening, and the news was met with a huge round of applause and many whoops. Read the full Washington Post article on the DC budget (the NoMa parks mention is in the last paragraph). To stay informed on the parks effort, visit www.nomabid.org/parks.
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