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 […]

Jefferson Outdoor Learning Center to Break Ground

By Elinor Bacon, ER Bacon Development, LLC, Partner, Hoffman Madison Waterfront A new destination for learning is coming to the Southwest community as construction begins on an outdoor classroom pavilion at Jefferson Middle School Academy on Maine Avenue SW, across from The Wharf.  The project is a joint effort of the DC Students Construction Trades […]

New Mobility Innovation District Launched to Expand Access to Equitable Transportation in Southwest

By Southwester Staff On May 25, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced a multi-million dollar investment in the development of two innovation districts, including one in Southwest.  The Mobility Innovation District (MID) will be led by the Southwest Business Improvement District (BID). The city’s […]

Op-Ed: New Wharf Hotel to Join Local Businesses at Job Fair for DC Residents

By Elinor Bacon The Wharf is excited that Pendry Hotels & Resorts will be opening Pendry Washington D.C. this fall.  Pendry Washington D.C. will feature 131 guestrooms and suites, three signature dining and bar concepts, Spa Pendry and 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space. As this will be Pendry’s first hotel in Washington, […]

District Officials Recommit to Build First Strategy for Greenleaf Redevelopment

By Melissa Silveman  In a public session hosted by the DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on March 9, city officials recommitted to a build first strategy to limit displacement and relocation of current residents during the redevelopment of the 15-acre Greenleaf public housing site.   Greenleaf’s complex includes 493 units spread across 23 buildings in […]

Concerns Raised about Lansburgh Park Development 

By Melissa Silverman Community leaders, including ANC 6D Chair Edward Daniels and members of Southwest DC Action, raised concerns in March about development at 60 I Street SW and community access to Lansburgh Park. The location previously housed the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle – Assemblies of God church. The church partnered with developer Foulger-Pratt to tear […]