Development

The NoMa neighborhood has a total development potential of roughly 32 million square feet of mixed-use and transit-oriented development.  That translates to about 100 high density buildings. NoMa’s new design features modern glass, steel and brick designed by well-known local and national architecture firms.  The wide setbacks along First Street, NE and K Street provide room for linear park space, café seating, and lush plantings that help to mitigate stormwater runoff.

NoMa is roughly 50% built out or under construction with:

  • 16 million square feet
  • 2 hotels
  • 2,700 residential units
  • 200,000 square feet of retail

NoMa’s land area south of K Street was developed 20-30 years ago, capitalizing on close proximity to the U.S. Capitol (just 4 blocks away) and adjacent to Union Station.  Much of NoMa’s new development is concentrated north of K Street and clustered around the New York Avenue Metro station, which opened in November 2004.  This was the first infill station in the WMATA system and was funded through an innovative public-private partnership.  Adjacent to the tracks is the Metropolitan Branch Trail, a pedestrian and cyclist amenity that runs from the National Mall to Downtown Silver Spring.