Sky House Commences Construction

On March 12, Urban Atlantic and The JBG Companies, together with their development partners, civic and community leaders and business representatives, celebrated the official commencement of construction for Sky House, two residential buildings totaling 530 units located at the corner of Fourth and M Streets SW. Sky House is an adaptive reuse of two commercial […]

Wharf Planning Update

By William Rich On February 27, there was a presentation of the Stage Two PUD for phase I of development at the Southwest Waterfront (called The Wharf) by the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team at Arena Stage. At the presentation, the developers and master planner gave a description of what is planned for parcels 2, 3, 4, […]

Breakthroughs on Parks and Recreation

By Kael Anderson March was a busy month of planning focused around Southwest’s parks and recreation facilities.  Fortunately, we have significant progress to report. First, Randall Recreation Center.  Two projects will help activate this relatively forlorn area of Southwest, increasing safety.  With the help of Ron McBee, DC Revitalizing Baseball in Inner Cities is now […]

Improvements to WMATA’s 74 Bus Underway

By Kael Anderson and Ron McBee Washington Metropolitan Authority’s Route 74 bus will be undergoing minor name, routing, and signage modifications to improve service. These are recommendations made by the “74 Bus Committee,” a steering committee of community stakeholders and WMATA staff. Led by Rhonda Hamilton and Pat Graham, the Committee is a unique collaborative […]

Southwest Community Gardens

Sweet carrots, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce—these are just some of the fresh produce that gardeners throughout Southwest Washington are preparing to plant in the coming weeks. But with two of the Southwest community gardens marked for redevelopment—the Water Street Garden as part of The Wharf and the garden located between the Smithsonian’s National Air and […]