Washington, D.C., April 30, 2010 – NoMa Business Improvement District welcomes the Community College of the District of Columbia, which recently announced development of a new campus at 801 North Capitol Street, just two blocks from Union Station. The Community College marks the BID’s first local higher education institution since the BID was founded in 2007.
The District of Columbia City Council approved an 88,000-square-foot lease on April 22. CCDC plans to complete build-out by fall 2010, when classes and student services will start. The building will house classrooms, computer and science labs, a student center, a bookstore, a fitness center, a 170-seat multipurpose room and offices for faculty and staff.
“Being just two blocks from Union Station broadens opportunities for the students we are currently serving, and makes us accessible to even more District residents,” said Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, CEO of CCDC. This building will become a “state-of-the-art education hub,” he said.
“The good news just keeps coming for NoMa, and we are thrilled that the Community College of DC chose our neighborhood for this educational campus,” said Liz Price, president of the NoMa Business Improvement District. “As our residential apartments begin to deliver this year, NoMa grows ever closer to becoming a 24-hour neighborhood.” More than 5,000 new employees and up to 1,200 residents will move to NoMa over the next few months, Price said.
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 https://www.nomabid.org.
The Community College of the District of Columbia was officially launched in August 2009 to provide residents of the Washington metropolitan area access to affordable, high-quality education. The College currently offers 23 associate degree and three certificate programs, 22 workforce development programs, and more than 1,000 continuing education courses. A member of the University System of the District of Columbia, the College’s main campus is currently located within the UDC campus at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. As part of its Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Program, the College has five locations located across District wards. As the college expands, programs will be offered at additional locations throughout the District.The Community College currently serves more than 3,300 credit and non-credit students. Visitwww.ccdc.usdc.edu for more information.