Tour Southwest Floating Homes in their New Home

First Liveaboard Boat Tour of the Wharf Era By Margaret L. Johnson From the waterfront along the Washington Channel, you’ve probably seen the liveaboard boats and barges of the Wharf Gangplank Marina, south of the District Wharf’s recreational pier.  Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like to live in such unusual spaces. This fall, you’ll have […]

Meet SWBID Ambassador Roland Bunch

By Donna Purchase Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community in which to live, work, visit and play! Roland Bunch is originally from Brooklyn NY, but when his mother passed in 2007, he decided […]

Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Member, SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force On Sunday, Aug. 4, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF) awarded 19 Southwest youths with college scholarships. The event, “45 Years of Awarding College Scholarships,” was held at Westminster Church, with Bonita V. White, ESTF member, serving as Mistress of […]

DC Institutions Headed to SW

By Southwester Staff Southwest will soon welcome two well-known DC institutions into its neighborhood: The Smithsonian Headquarters, which has been occupying some office space down here for a while, and the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority’s headquarters, known fondly as WMATA. The Smithsonian is moving its headquarters from the iconic castle, its oldest building constructed […]

Community Partnership Offers Training for Construction Jobs

By Caroline Crawford, Assistant Development Manager, P.N. Hoffman In anticipation of Phase Two construction of The Wharf, Hoffman Madison Waterfront (HMW) continues to work with Building Futures, the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) and Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) to provide employment opportunities for DC residents. Through this partnership, 31 low-income DC residents and […]