Developing a Growing Community

Last month Southwest community leaders came to an agreement with Telesis, the developers of the Randall School. For those not familiar with the development plan, over half of the existing structure will be demolished and a much larger, 130-foot building will rise in its place. The new complex will include an art museum, bookstore, café, […]

New Life in Randall Recreation Center

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc (SBY) in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation is providing programs for Southwest and near Southeast community residents beginning on January 6th, 2014. The coming attractions at the community center are a result of a concentrated collaborative effort to bring life to a space that has been vacant for […]

“Culture Navigators” and the Future of the Rubell Museum at the Randall School

History is not something in the past, it’s something we are making today. In the contemporary art world and in our Southwest neighborhood, Mera Rubell is making history now. My recent interview with Mera was not a question and answer session, but rather a conversation in which Mera shared her ideas about how to make […]

Finally, A Southwest Area Plan: Now it’s up to us to be engaged

Our community, as defined by the ANC boundaries is one of the most exciting communities in the United States.   The extraordinary growth in less than ten years is a result of our proximity to the Capitol complex and other federal anchors like the Washington Navy Yard and Fort McNair, the construction of Nationals Park, the […]

A Community Center in Our Sights

The Southwest and Near Southeast waterfront communities continue to attract newcomers. Drawn by relatively affordable housing, accessible public transportation, a reopened commercial 4th Street, the vibrant Arena Stage and the Washington National’s Stadium the area is attracting an influx of young professionals and some empty nesters. More development is coming, primarily in the form of […]