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 […]

SWNA Takes the Lead, Announces Waterfront Development Task Force

Photo courtesy of Sarah Gulick. The District of Columbia does not have a governing body to coordinate and regulate waterside development along the District’s waterfront properties on the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. While the Office of Zoning regulates land development, that body has deferred to the MPDC Harbor Patrol and the Baltimore District of the […]

“Southwest Remembered” at Westminster

The current wave of redevelopment enveloping Southwest DC makes us wonder what kind of community ours will become in future years, but for many older Southwest residents who remember life in “old Southwest,” that question takes on a different meaning. Whether our residency here is longstanding or more recent, we could all benefit from understanding […]

ANC 6D February Report

The Southwest Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D held its monthly business meeting on Monday, Feb. 9 in the DCRA Meeting Room at 1100 Fourth St. SW at 7 p.m. New Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen attended the meeting and expressed his desire to maintain a productive relationship with the ANC. On the job only five weeks, Allen has […]

Moving of the Copper Beech Tree from St. Augustine’s

Please enjoy these photos of the moving of the Copper Beech tree from St. Augustine’s across the street to the area near the Lobsterman statue on Oct. 6. It took nearly two weeks to prepare the tree for moving, at a cost of over $100,000. The move itself took the better part of a day. The church […]

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 […]

OPED: On an Authentic Waterfront

Little by little, day by day, the old Southwest Waterfront is slipping away. It should have been obvious that a $2 billion development project doesn’t fall from the sky without hitting a few treasures along the way. Still, we managed to be surprised – by the bulldozed trees on Seventh Street Landing, by the construction […]