DC History Center Announces Project at the Randall School 

By Southwester Staff With the historic Randall School building on I Street SW re-opened to the public as the newly renovated Rubell Museum DC, the DC History Center is kicking off an effort to gather, preserve and share the history of the Randall School in Southwest DC. The project will culminate with the installation of […]

Anacostia Community Museum Launches Augmented Reality Tour of Southwest

By Southwester Staff A new app-based walking tour from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum leads users through Southwest DC while telling the story of the neighborhood’s redevelopment.  “Before the Bulldozers: Historic Southwest D.C. Exposed” uses location-based storytelling, augmented reality and immersive audio to examine larger issues of housing inequality through the lens of Southwest. The […]

Waterfront Station II Marks Construction Milestone Ahead of Winter 2023 Opening

By Southwester Staff  The Waterfront Station II development, currently under construction at 1000 4th Street SW, in front of the Southwest Library, marked a construction milestone on October 14.  DC’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, John Falcicchio, joined executives from Hoffman & Associates and Clark Construction Group for a “topping off” ceremony to […]

The Wharf Marks Five-Year Anniversary and Opening of Phase II with Local Luminaries

By Melissa Silverman  On October 12, elected officials, high-profile developers and community leaders came together to mark the five-year anniversary of the grand opening of The Wharf, as well as the substantial completion of Phase II of the multi-billion dollar development along the Southwest waterfront.  The second phase will add an additional 1.15 million square […]

Ambitious DC Central Kitchen Space on Buzzard Point Nears Opening

By Southwester Staff DC Central Kitchen marked near completion of construction on its new headquarters, scheduled to open this fall on Buzzard Point, with a “first look” event joined by elected officials, including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, as well as philanthropists, community advocates and celebrity chef José Andrés.  The […]

Federal, Local Funding Announced for Flood Protection, Affordable Housing on Buzzard Point

By Southwester Staff In August, two separate investments in Southwest’s rapidly developing Buzzard Point were announced by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, including new funding for flood protection and affordable housing.  On August 10, Bowser announced $20 million in new funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to strengthen resilience to climate change amid rising […]