NoMa BID Welcomes New Board Members
Washington, D.C., May 13, 2010 – Three community leaders joined the NoMa BID Board of Directors when members voted last week at the BID’s Annual Meeting; three board members were re-elected. More than 140 guests attended the event, “NoMa Showcase,” raving about the views from 111 K Street and the BID’s accomplishments over the last year.
Because of the more than 2 million SF of leases signed in the last two years, more than 7,000 employees and residents will move into the neighborhood in 2010. The BID’s Clean & Safe Team has helped 12 homeless individuals find permanent housing; planted 4,800 daffodils; and picked up 1.4 million pounds of trash.
BID members, who either own or rent property within the designated boundaries of the BID, elected six members to the board of directors:
• Matt Adams, district manager with Harris Teeter
• Charlie Garner, principal with CIM Group
• Jennifer C. Baldwin, RN, MPA, Area Administrator, DC/Suburban MD, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
• Bruce Baschuk, principal with J Street Development
• Sandy Wilkes, principal with The Wilkes Company
• Doug Firstenberg, president of StonebridgeCarras
“As NoMa continues to grow, our board is expanding to cover a wider cross-section of this neighborhood,” said BID President Liz Price. Harris Teeter opens later this year, and Kaiser Permanente is expanding from their current NoMa location to Station Place within the next two years. CIM Group own buildings at 825 and 941 N. Capitol Street. “We’re thrilled to welcome all of the new directors to the Board, and all they have to offer NoMa,” Price said.
Board Chairman Bruce Baschuk and President Liz Price presented awards to leaders in the community:
Community Partner Award: Anne Phelps, ANC 6 and Office of Councilman Tommy Wells
Public Sector Partner Award: Robin Eve Jasper, Director, District of Columbia Department of Real Estate Services
Private Sector Partner Award: Doug Firstenberg, StonebridgeCarras, Developer of Constitution Square
The arts-centric event featured photography from Matt Steenhoek, a local photographer and development manager with PN Hoffman at Constitution Square and a multimedia presentation by local artists Michael Dax Iacavone and Billy Friebele (photos of their work from Construct: Space Transformed).
NoMa is a mixed-use neighborhood north of Massachusetts Avenue and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Between 2007-2009, private developers have invested more than $1.5 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 15 years. For more information about the BID, including an interactive development map, visit the BID Web site at http://nomabid.wpengine.com.