Locally Owned UPS Store Coming to The Wharf

In 2007, some college friends and I pulled Washington, DC out of a hat in search of our next adventure. We moved here in 2008 with almost nothing to our names, and out of sheer luck we found ourselves renting a townhouse in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. I worked several retail jobs before landing a career […]

Improved: The Journey to Beautify and Strengthen 10th St., SW

The improved 10th St., SW—south promenade, looking north; Photo: SWBID & Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. The improved 10th St., SW—north promenade, looking south; Photo: SWBID & Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. A quiet street rests amid the weaving maze of the on-ramps and off-ramps of 395. Linking the Washington Channel to the National Mall, 10th St., […]

Historic Building Gets Second Life at The Wharf-Rappahanock Oyster Bar Opening in Historic Oyster Shucking Shed

Lunchroom drawings, unsigned; 1916-1917; Photo from DC Historic Landmark application Since 1899, Rappahannock Oyster Company has sought to “celebrate good food grown well,” and that is exactly what they plan to bring to their latest outpost set to open at the Wharf this month. Located in the now historic designated Lunch Room Building and Oyster […]

Southwest Community Center Takes its First Steps

Artist’s rendering of the new Southwest Community Center; Photo: Perkins Eastman DC When the D.C. Zoning Commission voted in September to support Forest City’s plans for the open lots at Fourth and M, our neighborhood gained more than just two more apartment buildings and ground level retail. As a result of some hard negotiations on […]

Op-Ed: No Progress on Greenleaf Redevelopment?

The fate of Greenleaf residents and of public housing overall is a persistent concern to all residents of Southwest, reflecting the Southwest Small Area Plan’s vision for the community to remain “an exemplary model of equity and inclusion, …a diversity of races, ages and income levels.” As Greenleaf residents’ anxiety mounts about their own prospects […]

Oct. 11: Join the Conversation about Historic Preservation and Southwest

Join the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force this Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Arena Stage for the third community meeting regarding the project to investigate the potential for nomination of an “Old Southwest” Historic District. Visit www.swdc.org/old-southwest to learn more about the effort and view the final draft of the potential nomination. […]