Stirring Annual Black History Meeting

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) held its annual Black History Month community meeting on Feb. 26 at Arena Stage. This year’s well-attended meeting featured a wonderful lineup of performers and speakers, touching on a variety of topics that highlighted the importance of Black History Month and the numerous contributions of African-American Southwesters in shaping our […]

Southwest Dreamers Are Doers!

Last month, more than 60 neighbors gathered in the new MakeOffices location at The Wharf to hear five Southwesters pitch their community project ideas at the inaugural Pocket Change dinner event. Launched in January by the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA), Pocket Change is a micro-grant program to support […]

Emergency Preparedness in SWDC—Focus Group Participants Wanted

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Emergency Preparedness Task Force (SWNA EPTF), with the support of graduate students from the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland, is organizing two one-hour focus groups in mid-April to better gauge the ideas and concerns of SW residents regarding the state of disaster preparedness in the […]

Do You Really Know the SWBID?

Most Southwest residents and visitors recognize the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) by the “men and women in blue” you see around the neighborhood. The team sweeps the curbs, removes trash, plants new trees, adds new neighborhood planters, and works daily to keep our community clean and safe. Although “clean and safe” is a common motto […]

Chimney Swift Tower Installed at King Greenleaf

The Earth Conservation Corps (EEC) has installed a chimney swift tower at King Greenleaf Recreation Center. EEC decided to build these chimney swift towers because the group has always been committed to the preservation of vulnerable populations in our ecosystem. Many of EEC’s programs have historically been centered around migratory birds, such as ospreys and […]

Onyx on First Residents Affirm Commitment to the District

Onyx on First, a 266-unit Class A residential high-rise community located at 1100 1st St. SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, welcomed Urban Investment Partners (UIP) as its new building owner and manager on Jan. 25. The completion of the sale marks the end of a one-year process in which the residents of Onyx asserted […]