Southwest Community Center Takes its First Steps

Artist’s rendering of the new Southwest Community Center; Photo: Perkins Eastman DC When the D.C. Zoning Commission voted in September to support Forest City’s plans for the open lots at Fourth and M, our neighborhood gained more than just two more apartment buildings and ground level retail. As a result of some hard negotiations on […]

Op-Ed: No Progress on Greenleaf Redevelopment?

The fate of Greenleaf residents and of public housing overall is a persistent concern to all residents of Southwest, reflecting the Southwest Small Area Plan’s vision for the community to remain “an exemplary model of equity and inclusion, …a diversity of races, ages and income levels.” As Greenleaf residents’ anxiety mounts about their own prospects […]

Oct. 11: Join the Conversation about Historic Preservation and Southwest

Join the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force this Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Arena Stage for the third community meeting regarding the project to investigate the potential for nomination of an “Old Southwest” Historic District. Visit www.swdc.org/old-southwest to learn more about the effort and view the final draft of the potential nomination. […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Mission Navy Yard

The “longest bar in DC” (at 150 feet long) opened July 23 across the street from Nationals Park. Even better news is the food. Nestled into the southwest corner of 1221 Van St. SE, the neighborhood’s newest restaurant and bar is 12,000 square feet and spans two levels. The space has three bars and 600 feet of outdoor […]

The Wharf Heritage Program

Soon after Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) was awarded the opportunity to redevelop the Southwest Waterfront by the DC government in 2007, HMW was approached by a group of Southwest community members to discuss ways in which HMW could incorporate into the development the rich history of Southwest DC, the Waterfront, and the Municipal Fish Market—the longest […]