Final Improvements Underway at 3rd & I Street Park

By Felicia Couts, 25-year Resident of Southwest, Park Partner Project Manager Just before Christmas 2020, construction fencing was erected at the 3rd & I Street Park to complete Phase II improvements to the park. Thanks to Councilmember Charles Allen, the additional $500,000 in funding needed to complete Phase II was budgeted in 2018 and the […]

Op-Ed: Participate in the SW Community Survey Today!

By Southwest DC Action As members in our community, we have become deeply concerned by the rate of inequitable change in the Southwest-Waterfront neighborhood. Rampant redevelopment in today’s Southwest is reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s, when 90% of Southwest was demolished. The subsequent rebuilding displaced many, including thousands of longtime African American families in […]

Construction Job Opportunities At The Wharf

By Elinor Bacon The Wharf encourages DC residents, particularly residents of Southwest DC and Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8, to take advantage of current construction jobs, apprenticeship, and training opportunities at The Wharf. Three construction companies – Balfour-Beatty, Donohoe Construction, and DPR Construction – are constructing six new buildings as part of the second […]

Greenleaf Redevelopment Story Continues to Unfold

By Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) Since Nov. 12, when the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) Board of Commissioners authorized Director Tyrone Garrett to begin negotiations with Greenleaf co-developers Pennrose, EYA, and Bozzuto, community leaders have been focused on making sure Greenleaf residents will enjoy vastly improved housing as a result of the redevelopment. […]

Developers, City Pledge to Build “One-for-One” Housing in Greenleaf Redevelopment

By Southwester Staff The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) on Nov. 17 announced it is partnering with Greenleaf District Partners to start on the redevelopment of the greater Greenleaf community, according to an agency press release.  DCHA is set to begin negotiations with the team of developers – which comprises Pennrose, EYA, and Bozzuto […]