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 […]

I.M. Pei Lives on in SW

By Ryan Pierce Prominent architect I.M. Pei passed away recently at the age of 102, after a lengthy successful career that spanned the globe. Before Pei would become famous for designs such as the Louvre Pyramid or Bank of China Tower, he did some of his earliest design work right here in Southwest DC. Pei […]

SW Library Closing June 1

By Southwester Staff The Southwest Library will close permanently on Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. to allow for the construction of the new Southwest Library. Construction of the new Southwest Library, a fully-funded $18 million project, will begin later in June at the same location. The new library will feature: Environmentally sustainable design with […]

Stay Ahead of the Curve During Traffic Changes in SW

By Neo H. Morake, Co-Chair, SWNA Transportation Task Force Earlier this year, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released its 2019 Audi Field and Nationals Park Traffic Operations and Parking Plan (TOPP). The purpose of the TOPP is to identify key resources and strategies designed to help facilitate travel by large crowds to and from […]