Yesterday, EXP celebrated the public opening of Swampoodle Terrace. The new 5,800 square feet of land will be combined with adjacent DC-owned public space to create an 8,400 square-foot park in this sun-graced spot. Swampoodle Terrace is located at the northwest corner of 3rd & L Streets NE in the NoMa neighborhood and supports the DC government’s continued investment in green spaces throughout DC.
EXP’s Mid-Atlantic team, located in the NoMa neighborhood, was the lead civil engineer and construction manager on the project and worked alongside the NoMa Parks Foundation, the Department of General Services, DC Department of Parks and Recreation, the District Department of Transportation and designer and local landscape architecture firm Lee and Associates. The project is part of a unique public-private partnership that has delivered more than $50 million for parks throughout NoMa.
“Yesterday’s ribbon cutting celebrates another milestone for NoMA residents, visitors and future generations who will call the NoMa neighborhood home. Swampoodle Terrace represents a long-term investment in NoMa’s infrastructure and economic, environmental and public health initiatives, and EXP was proud to partner with DC government agencies to construct additional green space throughout the NoMa neighborhood,” said EXP’s lead on the project, Vice President Amir Ahmadzadeh.
Swampoodle Terrace is located adjacent to the award-winning Swampoodle Park. Construction began in February 2022, and the new park features a boxcar, a grassy oval for families to enjoy and places for residents and visitors to exercise, as well as a terraced garden at the entrance. Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa Parks Foundation shared, “For more than ten years, the NoMa Parks Foundation has been working with the community and DC Government partners to bring beautiful, welcoming, and sustainable parks to NoMa for today’s residents and future generations. Through strong partnerships with stakeholders and the community, we continue to strengthen NoMa’s rich identity with outdoor spaces for all.”