Anacostia Community Museum Launches Augmented Reality Tour of Southwest

By Southwester Staff A new app-based walking tour from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum leads users through Southwest DC while telling the story of the neighborhood’s redevelopment.  “Before the Bulldozers: Historic Southwest D.C. Exposed” uses location-based storytelling, augmented reality and immersive audio to examine larger issues of housing inequality through the lens of Southwest. The […]

Waterfront Station II Marks Construction Milestone Ahead of Winter 2023 Opening

By Southwester Staff  The Waterfront Station II development, currently under construction at 1000 4th Street SW, in front of the Southwest Library, marked a construction milestone on October 14.  DC’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, John Falcicchio, joined executives from Hoffman & Associates and Clark Construction Group for a “topping off” ceremony to […]

The Wharf Marks Five-Year Anniversary and Opening of Phase II with Local Luminaries

By Melissa Silverman  On October 12, elected officials, high-profile developers and community leaders came together to mark the five-year anniversary of the grand opening of The Wharf, as well as the substantial completion of Phase II of the multi-billion dollar development along the Southwest waterfront.  The second phase will add an additional 1.15 million square […]

Ambitious DC Central Kitchen Space on Buzzard Point Nears Opening

By Southwester Staff DC Central Kitchen marked near completion of construction on its new headquarters, scheduled to open this fall on Buzzard Point, with a “first look” event joined by elected officials, including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, as well as philanthropists, community advocates and celebrity chef José Andrés.  The […]

Federal, Local Funding Announced for Flood Protection, Affordable Housing on Buzzard Point

By Southwester Staff In August, two separate investments in Southwest’s rapidly developing Buzzard Point were announced by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, including new funding for flood protection and affordable housing.  On August 10, Bowser announced $20 million in new funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to strengthen resilience to climate change amid rising […]

Jefferson Outdoor Learning Center to Break Ground

By Elinor Bacon, ER Bacon Development, LLC, Partner, Hoffman Madison Waterfront A new destination for learning is coming to the Southwest community as construction begins on an outdoor classroom pavilion at Jefferson Middle School Academy on Maine Avenue SW, across from The Wharf.  The project is a joint effort of the DC Students Construction Trades […]

New Mobility Innovation District Launched to Expand Access to Equitable Transportation in Southwest

By Southwester Staff On May 25, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced a multi-million dollar investment in the development of two innovation districts, including one in Southwest.  The Mobility Innovation District (MID) will be led by the Southwest Business Improvement District (BID). The city’s […]