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 […]

Office of Planning Must Fulfill its Promise to Protect Neighborhoods, Assess Digital Billboards

The Committee of 100 on the Federal City (C100) is urging the DC Council to budget for additional staff and funds for the Office of Planning (OP) to fulfill the agency’s long-standing promises to preserve and protect neighborhood character and to perform a serious, rigorous assessment of the impacts of digital billboards on residents and office workers. […]

Councilmember Charles Allen’s Statement on Rep. Jason Chaffetz Not Seeking Re-election

In response to U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz’s (R–UT) announcement that he will not seek re-election, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen issued the following statement: “This is great news for everyone in DC who was frustrated with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s attempts to block and change local DC laws from his perch in Congress. But it doesn’t […]

Architectural Change Proposed for Historic Building on Ft. McNair

The Department of the Army has submitted a concept design for the proposed modifications to Building 58, located at Fort McNair. Building 58, located in the northwest corner of the installation, currently accommodates medical clinic functions. It was built in 1884 in the Second Empire architectural style. It occupies a footprint of approximately 9,054 square […]

SWNA Education Task Force Scholarship Award Recipient Spotlight

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force (ESTF) is pleased to spotlight three-time SWNA-ESTF scholarship award recipient Gary T. Hill. Gary is the youngest of four children born to Gary and Lureva Hill, and has been a Southwest resident his entire 21 years of life at The Commons of Town Square. His […]