SW Library Construction Update

By Georgine Wallace Walking or driving by the Southwest Library location at 900 Wesley Pl., you may not see a lot going on. The project, however, is still in motion. Many of you have expressed concern about our progress and I wanted to provide an update, while also allaying concerns as much as possible. Several […]

Major Donation for Tech at Amidon-Bowen

By Southwester Staff In November, Amidon-Bowen Elementary school received a considerable donation of IT equipment from Hoffman & Associates.  Hoffman & Associates stated that it is excited to continue to create spaces and add to the Southwest community, including a recent project, the public/private Waterfront Station, which neighbors the well-known Amidon-Bowen Elementary school. The future […]

District’s Largest Infrastructure Project Employing District Residents

By Leslie Green The construction of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). In addition to increasing vehicular and pedestrian safety and improving transportation options and convenience, the significance of this new bridge […]

“The Grill” Coming to the Wharf

By Southwester Staff Watch for a Jan. 2019 opening of the latest restaurant on the Wharf, The Grill. Chef Roberto Santibañez, in partnership with KNEAD Hospitality + Design, are planning this contemporary, upscale American bar and grill, to be located at 99 Market Square, SW.  The modern, 5,400 square foot eatery will house 200 seats, […]

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project Continues at a Steady Pace

By Leslie Green For nearly seven decades, the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge has connected neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River with the U.S. Capitol and downtown corridor. Also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, this iconic bridge, named after abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, carries more than 70,000 commuters daily. Now past its useful […]

Air and Space Museum Remains Open During Renovations

By Southwester Staff The National Air and Space Museum is currently undergoing major renovations that will soon close off the Independence Avenue entrance of the “Boeing Milestones of Flight hall.” Various artifacts, like the North American X-15, have already been lowered and removed (earlier in August). This in prep for a large wall to be […]