On September 17, 2011, planners from around the country and local community members gathered in one of D.C.'s fastest developing neighborhoods — known as NoMa — to help the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) come up with strategies to preserve public open space and parks in the midst of remarkable growth. More specifically, workshop participants presented NoMa BID with:
- A vision statement that supports the community's needs and wishes for future public spaces.
- Park design guidelines and ideas for a breezeway outside the local Metro rail station.
- A long-term public engagement strategy.