Anita Maynard-Losh on Camp Arena Stage

Photos courtesy of Lauren Alexander. Anita Maynard-Losh is Arena Stage’s director of community engagement and co-director of Camp Arena Stage. She is also one of our neighbors in Southwest. Anita has taught in college theater departments and directed plays at Arena, as well as conceived and directed an Alaska Native–inspired production of Macbeth, and collaborated […]

Phase 2 Architects and Designs Revealed for The Wharf, Coming 2021

The 11 architects comprise one of the most impressive lineups in the nation to design the ambitious second phase of The Wharf. When complete, Phase 2 of The Wharf will feature an additional 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use development including office, residential, marina, and retail space, as well as parks and public spaces, across approximately half […]

DC Council Passes Law Permanently Setting DC Primary Election Date on Third Tuesday in June

Today the DC Council passed Councilmember Charles Allen’s Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017, which moves the date of all future DC primary elections to the third Tuesday in June, starting with next year’s elections scheduled now for June 19, 2018. As is common with legislation needing to take effect quickly, the bill was […]

How One SWBID Team Member Inspired a Homeless Outreach Plan

Every day, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) employee Jerome “Oatmeal” McRae talks to the people who live on the street in Southwest DC. Oatmeal makes a point to ask them whether they are hungry, whether they need anything, and how they’re feeling. He listens and offers help when he can. “He has a gift,” says Andre […]

Assistant DC Police Chief Groomes to Lead Wharf Security & Public Safety Upon Retirement from MPD

Officials from Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the developer of The Wharf, today announced that veteran Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Official Diane Groomes will be joining The Wharf team as director of security and public safety following her retirement from MPD at the end of this month. In her new role, Groomes will direct all operations and activities […]

Friends of SWDC Holds Annual Meeting

Photo caption: Sisters Tasia and Marshayla Bailey, with Girl Scout leader Monica Evans, describe their participation in programs funded by Friends of Southwest as board members and others look on. Photo caption: Friends of Southwest scholarship grantee Asha Marshall (on screen) recounts her university success to meeting participants. A broad array of small organizations is at work […]

SWNA History Task Force Amps Up Website

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA’s) mission is “to improve the quality of life for all residents; to open to every resident the wide cultural horizon of urban living; to help create rich and equal social, educational, and economic opportunities for residents of Southwest; to assist in providing the opportunity for gainful employment for all; to […]