by nomabid
Washington, DC, May 15, 2009 – “From the Beatles to XM Radio: 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, May 30, 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 Elizabeth Price, President of the NoMa Business Improvement District, and will highlight the history of the original Swampoodle neighborhood including such landmarks as Uline Arena, the historic C&P Telephone Company Warehouse, St. Aloysius Church, Gonzaga High School, and the former Woodies Warehouse. In addition, tour attendees will get the latest update on the neighborhood’s transformation including when the first new apartments will deliver and plans for a new grocery store, 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 https://www.nomabid.org.

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, visit www.culturaltourismdc.org.