A Blending of Old and New, Again

Every so often a neighborhood undergoes a refresh. For better or worse, the Southwest refresh has happened with more frequency than most neighborhoods. For some Southwest residents, it has happened too much; for others it is welcomed with open arms. Either way this newspaper calls on fellow neighbors to embrace the coming changes with the […]

Phase 2 Architects and Designs Revealed for The Wharf, Coming 2021

The 11 architects comprise one of the most impressive lineups in the nation to design the ambitious second phase of The Wharf. When complete, Phase 2 of The Wharf will feature an additional 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use development including office, residential, marina, and retail space, as well as parks and public spaces, across approximately half […]

Office of Planning Must Fulfill its Promise to Protect Neighborhoods, Assess Digital Billboards

The Committee of 100 on the Federal City (C100) is urging the DC Council to budget for additional staff and funds for the Office of Planning (OP) to fulfill the agency’s long-standing promises to preserve and protect neighborhood character and to perform a serious, rigorous assessment of the impacts of digital billboards on residents and office workers. […]

Architectural Change Proposed for Historic Building on Ft. McNair

The Department of the Army has submitted a concept design for the proposed modifications to Building 58, located at Fort McNair. Building 58, located in the northwest corner of the installation, currently accommodates medical clinic functions. It was built in 1884 in the Second Empire architectural style. It occupies a footprint of approximately 9,054 square […]

New Dentist Office Opens at Waterfront Station

Drs. Dan Jones and Leslie-Anne Fitzpatrick have opened their new dental offices, Smile Beautiful Dental, at Waterfront Station (1101 4th St. SW), filling one of the last available spaces. Longtime residents may remember Dr. Jones’s father, Dr. Paul Jones, but everyone knows the tooth-shaped bike parking space at the corner of 4th and I St […]

Waterfront Park Opens

Have you visited the newly opened Waterfront Park? Located at 6th and Water Streets SW, the new community park is unlike anything the neighborhood has seen in decades. The beautiful public space is the result of years of planning by Landscape Architecture Bureau (LAB; www.labindc.com), Hoffman-Madison, and community charrette planning sessions with 35 Southwest residents […]