Southwest Ecodistrict Plan Released for Public Comment

The National Capital Planning Commission released the draft of the “SW Ecodistrict Plan” for public comment on July 12. It is the first major product of the Southwest Ecodistrict Initiative, a joint effort of 17 federal and district agencies led by the Commission which is billed as “a comprehensive effort to transform a 15-block federal […]

Amidon-Bowen Elementary Renovation On Schedule

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School’s renovation is on schedule for opening day, Aug. 27. Working against the deadline of teachers returning to their classrooms by Aug. 20 and school opening on Aug. 27, real progress is being made in the major interior renovation of Amidon-Bowen. The ramp that will allow easy access to persons with limited mobility, […]

ANC 6D: The Wharf Development, Lansburgh Park Movies and more

Hoffman-Madison, developers of The Wharf project along the waterfront in Southwest D.C., gave a three-projector presentation to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D. They showed their plans for the new St. Augustine Episcopal Church, the apartment building south of it, and the Waterfront Park at the ANC meeting July 9. The apartment building is four […]

Southwest Real Estate Update

  June 2012 June 2011 % Change Sold Dollar Volume $5,490,300 $5,261, 900 4.34% Avg. Sold Price $322,959 $292,328 10.48% Median Sold Price $260,000 $245,250 6.01% Units Sold 17 18 -5.56% Avg. Days on Market 59 83 -28.92% Avg. List Price for Solds $327,933 $298,617 9.82% Avg. Sale Price to Original List Price Ratio 96.9% […]

Smith Center Workshops Celebrate Health and Wellness

Westminster Presbyterian Church hosted a series of wellness workshops for the entire Southwest community this June. The free series, coordinated by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, included a “Wellness Works!” kick-off event followed by three “Healthy U” workshops on Fitness, Nutrition and Stress Management. Over 90 people took part in the Third Annual […]

Southwester Releases Proposed Editorial Policy

At the June meeting of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Board of Directors, The Southwester’s editor-in-chief was charged with developing a formal editorial policy to guide the administration and publication of The Southwester. Now that a draft policy has been developed, The Southwester invites its readers to weigh in. The draft policy is posted below; please read […]