Support for “Build First” Model at Greenleaf Gaining Steam

A number of neighborhood groups have been working for months on how to implement a “build first” strategy for Greenleaf, so existing residents are not displaced from Southwest while the public housing complex is redeveloped over the next several years. “Build First” was first made popular by former Ward 6 councilmember and current director of the DC’s Department […]

New Southwest Tree Task Force Created

This month the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) established a task force to protect the trees of Southwest and to expand the neighborhood’s tree canopy. Trees bring urban neighborhoods many benefits—shade and energy savings, improved air quality, and reduced storm water runoff. Trees also improve quality of life by beautifying urban streetscapes, offering relief from visual […]

SWNA and SWBID Partner Together

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA’s) newly-formed Tree Task Force and the Southwest BID are partnering with the DC Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) to water newly planted trees in Southwest. Over the fall and winter, UFA will plant almost 130 trees in Southwest. This past summer, approximately 20 trees in the median of M […]