Peninsula 88 Coming to Buzzard Point

The maxim is “Little flower farms do not last forever,” right? Or maybe, nothing (meri)gold can stay. “I’m grateful to Capital City Real Estate for the opportunity to build DC’s first urban flower farm on their land,” said the Little Flower Farm’s Founder Steph Clark, and what a success it has been. A land that […]

Requesting More Local Outreach to SW Residents on Environmental Impact of Buzzard Point Redevelopment

Photo caption: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (seated at table), listens to Syphax Gardens residents’ concerns in a meeting organized by Rhonda Hamilton, president of the Syphax Resident Council (standing). Rhonda is also the advisiory neighborhood commissioner that represents the Syphax Gardens area. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. Last week, I spoke with residents living in ANC 6D06 […]

OPED: It’s Just Not Right

There is lots of talk and anticipation of a new soccer stadium coming to Buzzard Point. The new stadium will bring thousands of fans and visitors to an area that has been a heavily utilized industrial area for decades. A trip down to Buzzard Point reveals concerning images and overwhelming smells of surface levels of […]

CBCC Adds Two New Directors to Its Board

On Feb. 2, 2015, the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) held its 2014 annual meeting at Friendship Baptist Church. In addition to highlighting major accomplishments in 2014, including the receipt of soccer stadium community benefits from the City and DC United, the board filled two of three open seats for its 15-seat board of […]

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, […]