Design Unveiled for Ward 6 Short-Term Family Housing Program

Photo above: The Short-Term Family Housing project as seen from the north side. Photo below: The Short-Term Family Housing project as seen from I St. SW. (Renderings by Studio 27 Architecture)   In Feb. 2016, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced an ambitious plan to close DC General, a previously shuttered hospital now serving as the largest family shelter […]

SW Emergency Task Force to Host Disaster Preparedness Exercise

The SW Emergency Preparedness Task Force is hosting an “Extreme Event” disaster preparedness exercise on Jan. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the ground floor Community Room at the new St. Augustine Church at 555 Water St. SW. Extreme Event is an in-person role-playing game that gives participants a taste of what it takes to build community […]

Fantastic Winter Extravaganza at Jefferson Academy

A Gathering of 100 or more Families Photos courtesy of Bruce DarConte. Music, lively conversation, and laughter were in the air at the 2016 Jefferson Academy (JA) Winter Extravaganza attended by at least 100 families! An early evening event, the extravaganza featured a winter student showcase. The JA School Band performed, exemplary student projects were displayed, […]

DC’s First and Only Water Pier Office Building Coming to The Wharf

Officials from Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, developer of The Wharf, the $2 billion, mile-long neighborhood located on DC’s Southwest waterfront, today introduced DC’s first office building to be built on a pier. With Pier 4’s delivery in 2017, The Wharf continues to activate Washington, DC’s waterfront in ways that had been previously unimagined. Extending 260 feet into […]

Computer-for-Kids Graduation

Photo caption: Top row (from left): Instructor Gerald Brown, Zamya Davis, Brayona Scurry, Kevion Scurry, Instructor Jenelle Leonard. Bottom row (from left): Dereon West, Destiny Miller, Antonio Hamilton. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. More than 40 people, all family members and friends of six young students, gathered at the James Creek Resident Council on a recent cold Saturday afternoon. […]

DC Housing Authority Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Bixby

The DC Housing Authority (DCHA), Urban Atlantic, Forest City Washington, and other city and community officials celebrated the arrival of The Bixby with a ribbon cutting on Dec. 13. The $54 million, 195-unit building in the Capitol Riverfront area includes 39 replacement units as part of the fifth phase of the Capper/Carrollsburg redevelopment. “A clear […]