June 23, 2017

Thousands Of People Live And Work In NoMa, Where There Are No Sit-Down Restaurants

Walk around DC’s NoMa neighborhood and you will see glass-box office buildings, new apartment towers filled with Millennials and several construction sites where more will soon deliver. But look for a sit-down restaurant to grab dinner and cocktails, and you will come up empty.

While DC’s restaurant scene has undergone a renaissance in the last few years, with chef-driven concepts opening all over the city and Michelin handing out its first-ever stars to restaurants in the nation’s capital, the actively developing NoMa neighborhood has been left out.

The neighborhood has at least 12.8M SF of office space and 4,800 existing multifamily units, according to NoMA BID, with another roughly 3,000 units in its two-year pipeline, according to Delta Associates.