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NoMa BID Awards D.C. Council Members Gray, Evans, Others

Washington, D.C., June 23, 2009…At its 2009 annual meeting with over 100 people in attendance, the NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) gave special awards to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7) and Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) for their strong support of NoMa.

The BID also presented awards to Chance Patterson, formerly with XM Radio, and Bristol Group, developer and owner of One NoMa Station, for their early investment in NoMa and continuing leadership. Two community organizations – the Two Rivers Charter School and Gospel Rescue Ministries – also received awards from the BID.

The BID also elected seven new members to its Board of Directors, with terms ending in 2011 and 2012:

Rob Seldin of Archstone
Gary Goodweather of OTO Development
Bart Bush of GSA
Stuart Goldberg of Sirius XM Radio
Maury Schlesinger of NPR
Michael Smith of The Washington Center
Lorraine Cole of YWCA

“With $1.5 billion in private-sector investment…2.5 million square feet of new residential, office, retail, and hotel space completed or under construction…a 39 percent decrease in crime last year…1.2 million square feet leased and sold over the last year…and many other indicators of progress, NoMa has come a very long way from its industrial past,” remarked Elizabeth Price, President of the NoMa BID. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of the District government, the many private businesses that share a vision for NoMa, and the community organizations that make our city a better place to live.”

NoMa is a rapidly developing mixed-use neighborhood north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station in Washington, D.C. In 2007-2008, private developers invested over $1 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space over the next ten years. For more information about the BID, including an interactive development map, see the BID Web site at


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