SW Library Disappears Amidst Demolition

By Georgine Wallace Just when all of us were ready to beat on the walls with our own hammers, the permit to raze the old Southwest Library was granted by DCRA on Thanksgiving Eve. The official demolition began on the morning of Dec. 6, when the excavator made its first hit on the front entrance. […]

SW Library Construction Update

By Georgine Wallace Walking or driving by the Southwest Library location at 900 Wesley Pl., you may not see a lot going on. The project, however, is still in motion. Many of you have expressed concern about our progress and I wanted to provide an update, while also allaying concerns as much as possible. Several […]

Major Donation for Tech at Amidon-Bowen

By Southwester Staff In November, Amidon-Bowen Elementary school received a considerable donation of IT equipment from Hoffman & Associates.  Hoffman & Associates stated that it is excited to continue to create spaces and add to the Southwest community, including a recent project, the public/private Waterfront Station, which neighbors the well-known Amidon-Bowen Elementary school. The future […]

District’s Largest Infrastructure Project Employing District Residents

By Leslie Green The construction of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). In addition to increasing vehicular and pedestrian safety and improving transportation options and convenience, the significance of this new bridge […]

“The Grill” Coming to the Wharf

By Southwester Staff Watch for a Jan. 2019 opening of the latest restaurant on the Wharf, The Grill. Chef Roberto Santibañez, in partnership with KNEAD Hospitality + Design, are planning this contemporary, upscale American bar and grill, to be located at 99 Market Square, SW.  The modern, 5,400 square foot eatery will house 200 seats, […]