Waterfront Station II Breaks Ground on Fourth Street

By Southwester Staff A new mixed-use development at 1000 Fourth Street, SW broke ground on December 13. When completed in winter 2023, the 12 story, 400,000 square foot Waterfront Station II will include residences, a performing arts or theater space, AppleTree Public Charter School and a neighborhood restaurant by Good Company Doughnuts, along with additional […]

Gangplank Marina Community Looks Forward to Post-Construction Facilities 

By Haley Murphy This article was originally published on TheWash.org and is reprinted with permission.  In Southwest Washington, just off the bustling boardwalk of District Wharf, where high rises and twinkling lights cast vivid reflections into the water, lives a small but invaluable waterborne community. Jason Kopp, the president of the Gangplank Slipholders Association, said […]

Meet the Team Behind the Southwest DC Community Center: Andrea Lindemann Gilliam

By the SWDCCC Community Engagement and Communications Committee The Southwest DC Community Center (SWDCCC) that is planned to open in our neighborhood in the next few years will serve as a vibrant, central hub for the Southwest and Capitol Riverfront communities and provide an inclusive space for a wide range of services and activities that […]

Proposed Redesign of M Street SE Seeks to Increase Safety, Mobility

By Haley Murphy  This article was originally published on TheWash.org and is reprinted with permission.  The Capitol Riverfront Mobility Project plans to change the way people move through Southeast Washington by increasing micromobility options and making the roads safer for everyone. A mobility study by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) names Navy Yard […]

A Gateway to Southwest: New Frederick Douglass Bridge Opens with Community Gathering

¬†By Melissa Silverman On a sunny Labor Day in Southwest, community members gathered to celebrate a transportation and infrastructure milestone: the completion of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.  Located between Audi Field and South Capitol Street, the new bridge will ferry pedestrians, cyclists and motorists across the Anacostia River. The first to cross the […]

Community Grant Opportunity

The Southwest Community Foundation (SWCF) announces a special grant opportunity that opens October 1, 2021. The foundation expects to award up to seven grants of between $1,000 and $10,000 for innovative projects that enhance the lives of people living in Near Southwest DC. The grant funds have been made possible by a community-benefits agreement negotiated […]