Design Unveiled for Ward 6 Short-Term Family Housing Program

Photo above: The Short-Term Family Housing project as seen from the north side. Photo below: The Short-Term Family Housing project as seen from I St. SW. (Renderings by Studio 27 Architecture)   In Feb. 2016, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced an ambitious plan to close DC General, a previously shuttered hospital now serving as the largest family shelter […]

DC’s First and Only Water Pier Office Building Coming to The Wharf

Officials from Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, developer of The Wharf, the $2 billion, mile-long neighborhood located on DC’s Southwest waterfront, today introduced DC’s first office building to be built on a pier. With Pier 4’s delivery in 2017, The Wharf continues to activate Washington, DC’s waterfront in ways that had been previously unimagined. Extending 260 feet into […]

DC Housing Authority Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Bixby

The DC Housing Authority (DCHA), Urban Atlantic, Forest City Washington, and other city and community officials celebrated the arrival of The Bixby with a ribbon cutting on Dec. 13. The $54 million, 195-unit building in the Capitol Riverfront area includes 39 replacement units as part of the fifth phase of the Capper/Carrollsburg redevelopment. “A clear […]

Library Hours Expanding During Martin Luther King Jr. Library Modernization

When the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library closes for modernization in mid-2017, District residents will have more hours at their neighborhood libraries. DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan made the announcement on Nov. 9 at the first of eight community meetings on the plans for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and […]

Southwest Neighborhood Plan Awarded “Outstanding Plan”

The DC Office of Planning (OP) is pleased to announce that the Southwest Neighborhood Plan was selected for the 2016 “Outstanding Plan” award by the American Planning Association-National Capital Area Chapter (APA-NCAC). The Southwest Neighborhood Plan is a small area plan OP developed between 2013 and 2015 that was adopted by the DC Council. The […]