Pepco Substation Sparks SW Construction Project

Photo caption: Architectural rendering of the future Waterfront Substation. Photo courtesy of Pepco Change and construction have officially arrived in Southwest, bringing with it more business, more housing, and more electrical usage. The capacity of the electrical system is not something that is often thought about in our day-to-day lives, but if the capacity is […]

Local Campaign for Soccer Stadium Community Benefits Gains Momentum

“Professional soccer and DC United add to the quality of life in our region, and a new stadium would be exciting. But the District needs to approach the deal in a responsible way, taking into consideration the needs of DC residents, and especially the stadium’s closest neighbors.” This rallying cry is an affirmation by the […]

SWNA Fact Sheet

ONGOING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OUR RESPONSE Lansburgh Park: vacant, abandoned, crime-ridden, inoperable facilities SWNA organized a community visioning charrette, lobbied DC to build tennis courts, and sponsored groups who’ve worked with us to fund, build and operate a community garden and dog park. We also organize and support events such as movie nights, tree planting, […]

CBCC Gets a Seat at the Negotiating Table with City and DCU

As a member of the Winning Goal Coalition, the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) has led the effort to successfully gain a seat at the negotiating table with the city and DC United for inclusion of a community benefits agreement (CBA) for residents of ANC6D within recently proposed legislation – Bill 20-805, sent […]

CBCC Encourages CBA Coalition for Neighborhood Development Projects

With a soccer stadium proposed for Buzzard Point and the highly contested CSX tunnel project in Capitol Riverfront, residents and organizations of Southwest/Navy Yard must pull together to demand that comprehensive, enforceable agreements be signed by the city, developers, and community benefits agreement (CBA) coalitions if, and before, these projects proceed. Through summits and roundtables, […]

DC United Stadium: Details on Deal and Community Impact Still Unclear

Since last summer, Buzzard Point has received a lot of attention as the potential new home for DC United, DC’s Major League Soccer team. But, as another soccer season begins, big questions still loom as to when a deal will take place and how it will affect the residents of Southwest. Many DC residents, including […]

SW Environmental Justice Project Moves Apace

The SW Environmental Justice group continues to research, monitor, report and campaign for improvements within our neighborhood. I was asked to report on some recent developments. One goal of environmental justice campaigns is to move toward zero waste management systems. This is undoubtedly a long-term goal, but many properties are methodically moving toward it. Tiber […]