NoMa Secures Second Public Park Parcel for $14 million

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 5.02.09 PMThanks to the recent $14 million acquisition of a two-acre parcel from Pepco, the NoMa Parks Foundation adds a second public park space to the dense urban neighborhood. The parcel is located on a lot bounded by Harry Thomas Way NE, the Metropolitan Branch Trail and New York Avenue NE.

Already the park foundation is referring to the site as the neighborhood’s backyard and giving it the working name of “NoMa Green.”

“With more than 36,000 people living in greater NoMa today and more than 7,000 new homes in the near-term pipeline, a diverse collection of parks and open space is essential,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, president of the NoMa Parks Foundation, in a prepared statement.

The NoMa Green parcel announcement comes on the heels of the October acquisition of an 8,000 square-foot lot at 3rd and L streets, NE. The two new spaces were secured with funds dedicated in the NoMa Parks Grant Authorization Act in 2013, which set aside $50 million in DC Government budget for new public parks and civic spaces in NoMa.

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