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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/30/2010

NoMA has no parks thanks to flawed upzoning

By David Alpert

When D.C. officials rezoned the land north of Union Station to create NoMA, they triggered the creation of a brand-new neighborhood. Unfortunately, they forgot to leave space for a park, and created an economic dynamic that virtually ruled out any parks. Last week, D.C. Council member Tommy Wells introduced a bill to try to fix this glaring omission.

As Michael Neibauer explains in a Business Journal article (unfortunately behind the paywall), NoMA has no parks in its 358-acre territory, a "major oversight."

[Continue reading David Alpert's post here at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | November 30, 2010; 11:14 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., development, economy  
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