by nomabid

Washington, D.C., September 19, 2009 – “From the Beatles to NPR: The Evolution of NoMa” is the subject of Cultural Tourism DC’s free neighborhood walking tour of the NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) neighborhood of Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The tour will meet at the New York Avenue Metro station, M Street exit.

The tour will be led by Rachel Davis, Marketing and Events Manager for the NoMa Business Improvement District. The up-and-coming NoMa neighborhood north of Union Station is home to landmarks such as Uline Arena, site of the Beatles first North American concert in 1964. The New York Avenue Metro station opened in 2004, igniting the pace of development in NoMa. With lead anchors like Sirius XM Radio; US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and NPR, a new mixed-use neighborhood is taking shape. The one-mile tour Includes stops at the Metropolitan Branch Trail and Constitution Square, DC’s largest development project and future home to Harris Teeter.

About the NoMa Bid:
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 nomabid.wpengine.com.

About WalkingTown DC:
Cultural Tourism DC presents WalkingTown, DC Spring Edition (Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31), a weekend of free neighborhood walking tours (and a few bike tours) across the city. Follow professional guides and community leaders as they share historic anecdotes, point out architectural gems, and discuss current issues. Discover both established and emerging Washington neighborhoods from Capitol Riverfront; H Street, NE; and Anacostia, in addition to better known spots like Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and Embassy Row. For a full calendar of events, visitwww.culturaltourismdc.org.