Parking and Traffic Still Problematic

We look forward to the opening of the Wharf and to once again putting Southwest on the list of destinations in Washington, DC, with great excitement and optimism. But as residents, we also have some anxiety in regards to the prospect of getting in and out of our neighborhood because of anticipated increases in traffic […]

CBCC Comments on Waterfront Station Parcel Bids

Applying its principles for redevelopment (see The Southwester, November 2015), the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) submitted comments on Oct. 9 to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) on the three finalists bidding for the 1000 4th Street Waterfront Station Parcel. Although CBCC did not endorse any one […]

Support for “Build First” Model at Greenleaf Gaining Steam

A number of neighborhood groups have been working for months on how to implement a “build first” strategy for Greenleaf, so existing residents are not displaced from Southwest while the public housing complex is redeveloped over the next several years. “Build First” was first made popular by former Ward 6 councilmember and current director of the DC’s Department […]

Seasons Changing: Fall into Randall Community Center

The renovation of the playground and plaza on I Street SW at South Capitol Street provides an attractive space for residents of all ages—toddlers to adults. Now, the little brick building (Randall Community Center) on the corner has begun its own facelift. This summer the bars were removed from the windows and paint was applied. […]

OPED: Six Principles to Guide ANC 6D Redevelopment

Reflecting the Southwest Small Area Plan and the Community Benefits Coordinating Council’s (CBCC’s) mission “…to ensure that ANC 6D redevelopment sustains neighborhood diversity and improves residents’ quality of life,” CBCC has adopted six principles with which to assess redevelopment proposals. In CBCC’s view, framing principles are increasingly important as Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) are the […]

The Future of Randall Rec Center

On Tuesday, August 11, DC Parks and Recreation (DPR) Deputy Director John Stokes, accompanied by Department of General Services (DGS) Project Manager Mark Bacus, and Under Armour representative Jeff Reslin, met with ANC6D residents, local leaders, and community organizations to discuss future capital and program planning for Randall Recreation Center. “[Our residents] don’t want to […]

New Leadership at CBCC!

In June, with great consideration after almost 10 years of service and leadership, Reverend Ruth Hamilton, founder and chair of the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC), stepped down from the board of directors. Coining the term “coordinating benefits for a caring community,” Rev. Hamilton’s leadership was the catalyst that helped CBCC build many bridges across the ANC […]