Councilmember Charles Allen Lauds Passage of Southwest Small Area Plan

At the July 14 meeting of the DC Council, Councilmember Charles Allen successfully moved a resolution approving the Southwest Small Area Plan that will guide and inform the development of the Southwest neighborhood for years to come. “Work on the Southwest Small Area Plan has taken nearly three years, spanning three directors of the Office of Planning, […]

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, […]

Public Housing Forum Puts Greenleaf Redevelopment in Context

On Monday, January 27th, over sixty Southwest residents came into the auditorium of the Greenleaf Recreation Center for a forum on preserving public housing hosted by SWNA and Empower DC. The first section of the event, presented by Schyla Poindexter-Moore of Empower DC, shared many facts about public housing, from the first housing projects in 1937 to the present. […]

A Letter from SWNA to DCOP Regarding SW SAP, and Their Response

Dear Mrs. Bird The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly appreciates your efforts on behalf of the Office of Planning to develop a Small Area Plan for the heart of Southwest’s residential community. We were grateful to be part of September 11’s public kick-off meeting. After reviewing the residents’ feedback, we have a number of comments. We suggest establishing a hierarchy of […]

Amidon-Bowen and Jefferson Joint PTA Meeting

We are excited to announce the Jefferson Middle School Academy and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School will be holding a joint PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Amidon-Bowen School Library. Child monitoring will be provided in the gymnasium. The purpose of the joint meeting is to cover several important topics, most […]

Save Southwest’s Open Spaces!

Southwest is a locus of development interest, from the waterfront to L’Enfant Plaza, from the Randall Rec Center to the Buzzard Point Soccer Stadium, not to mention our town center. This development brings energy and opportunity, whether it’s cash for recreational programming, added retail, or new tax revenue. Yet as many wise sages have said, […]

Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future: Lecture 2

On April 22nd, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, in cooperation with DC Preservation League, presented the second of a three-part lecture series entitled “Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future.” As a follow-up to the first lecture, which discussed the history of our neighborhood, the second lecture focused on the future of Southwest in […]