Washington, D.C. is getting a new park on a site at the intersection of R Street NE and Harry Thomas Way NE. This will become the third park planned in NoMa.
While the NoMa Parks Foundation, an arm of the NoMa Business Improvement District, has $50 million to develop green spaces in the community, none of those funds will be used in the making of this park. According to a press release, Foulger-Pratt Development will donate the parcel of land to the city.
Much of the parcel will be used for a mixed-use project planned by Foulger-Pratt Development. Washington Business Journal reported that this project will likely have up to 400 units along with retail.
The NoMa Parks Foundation acquired its first park in October 2015. This park will be located on a roughly 5,300-square-foot parcel of land at the corner of Third and L streets NE. Originally, the lot was planned to become a condo building called The Dana, but those plans fell through.
There are also plans for a four-block-long retail/pedestrian promenade called, NoMa Meander. This project will run north/south from Pierce Street NE to New York Avenue NE, between North Capitol and First streets NE.
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