Letter to the Editor

We write to you as members of SW DC Action, a group of Southwest residents who organize and advocate for anti-racist development, as well as equitable and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. We stand in solidarity with Buzzard Point Concerned Residents & Friends for Better Air Quality & Environmental Justice and their public comments regarding the renewal […]

Community Raises Questions about DDOT Plans

Concerns over child safety, traffic congestion and loss of affordable parking By Mike Goodman According to emails obtained by The Southwester, as well as conversations with community members, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is planning to install protected bicycle lanes on I (Eye) Street, SW. Many community members first learned of these plans in […]

Final Improvements Underway at 3rd & I Street Park

By Felicia Couts, 25-year Resident of Southwest, Park Partner Project Manager Just before Christmas 2020, construction fencing was erected at the 3rd & I Street Park to complete Phase II improvements to the park. Thanks to Councilmember Charles Allen, the additional $500,000 in funding needed to complete Phase II was budgeted in 2018 and the […]

Op-Ed: Participate in the SW Community Survey Today!

By Southwest DC Action As members in our community, we have become deeply concerned by the rate of inequitable change in the Southwest-Waterfront neighborhood. Rampant redevelopment in today’s Southwest is reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s, when 90% of Southwest was demolished. The subsequent rebuilding displaced many, including thousands of longtime African American families in […]

Construction Job Opportunities At The Wharf

By Elinor Bacon The Wharf encourages DC residents, particularly residents of Southwest DC and Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8, to take advantage of current construction jobs, apprenticeship, and training opportunities at The Wharf. Three construction companies – Balfour-Beatty, Donohoe Construction, and DPR Construction – are constructing six new buildings as part of the second […]