What’s in a Name: A Series on Shakespeare, SEU, and Southwest, Part 5

Photo caption: A rendering from the new 2017 PUD of the proposed development. Author’s note: This is part five of a series on the redevelopment of the old Southeastern University site in Southwest. These articles will serve to provide information for the greater community, and not to take a side on the development debate.            This series, begun in […]

Navy Yard and Buzzard Point Proposed for New Amazon Headquarters

When Amazon made a request for proposals (RFP) for their new second headquarters (HQ2), cities across the United States jumped at the opportunity. With the lure of bringing 50,000 high-paying jobs to the District, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Brian Kenner leapt at the chance—actually four times over. Like Amazon, the […]

Taste the Nation at District Winery

When District Winery Co-Founders Brian Leventhal and John Stires first thought about making wine, they were a consultant and a product manager, respectively. Winemaking to them started as a weekend hobby with friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City and escape to New Jersey farm country. That was in 2007. […]

IT’S HERE: THE WHARF OPENS

After more than a decade of starts and stops, The Wharf finally arrives. On Oct. 12, the Southwest waterfront will begin a new era bringing the nation’s waterfront on par with other great waterfront cities. As professor Robert Lewis says, “Washington has comparatively little residential, commercial, or cultural structures occupying its shorelines. A few developments, […]

Parking and Traffic Still Problematic

We look forward to the opening of the Wharf and to once again putting Southwest on the list of destinations in Washington, DC, with great excitement and optimism. But as residents, we also have some anxiety in regards to the prospect of getting in and out of our neighborhood because of anticipated increases in traffic […]