Opinion Editorial: Southwest Town Center Parks Are Not Fit for Purpose

By Southwest DC Action  On November 30, 2023, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the DC Department of General Services (DGS) held a town hall at the Southwest Library to discuss a proposed redesign of the Southwest Town Center Parks.  Developers shared that the Southwest Town Center […]

DC Parks and Rec Requests Community Input on Southwest Town Center Redevelopment

A rendering of a post-development Southwest Town Center Parks. Courtesy DC Department of Parks and Recreation By Melissa Silverman The District’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) launched a series of public engagement events on the planned redevelopment of a project called Southwest Town Center Parks. The land, which is already […]

Open Enrollment Now Available to Connect DC Residents with Health Insurance

By Southwester Staff  Eligible DC residents can sign up for affordable health insurance at DCHealthLink.com, the District’s online health insurance marketplace, during the open enrollment period for individuals and families through January 31, 2024.  This year, there are 27 private insurance options available from CareFirst BCBS and Kaiser Permanente for […]

Council’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Includes Investments in Southwest Schools and Recreation

By Southwester Staff  In late May, the DC Council took two votes on the district’s budget for Fiscal Year 2024, which begins October 1. The Council made revisions to the proposed budget submitted by Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen highlighted key investments for Southwest and surrounding […]