Local Leaders Cut Ribbon at Southwest Health Center

By Southwester Staff On April 9, the Unity Healthcare Southwest Health Center was officially reopened on I (Eye) St., SW. Unity staff members, along with local leaders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Aya, where the health center is located. The event featured a small, socially-distanced in-person gathering, and it was streamed live on […]

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Bring Douglass Community Land Trusts to Southwest

By Coy McKinney of SW Action The Southwest neighborhood needs a community and justice-oriented approach to development. For too long, for-profit developers have been allowed to shift the relatively diverse demographics of our neighborhood into one that is predominantly wealthy and White, with retail that caters to those spending habits. In some instances, developers have […]

New Southwest Library Opens in May

By Southwester Staff On May 15, the new Southwest Library is opening its doors on I St., SW. With inviting, full-length windows and a jagged roofline, the building is a striking and modern addition to the neighborhood. The architects, Carl Knutson and Nancy Gribeluk of Perkins+Will, also wanted to emphasize the site as a “pavilion […]

Phase II of The Yards Set to Begin This Year

By Southwester Staff Brookfield Properties announced plans last month for Phase II of The Yards in Navy Yard. In a press release dated Feb. 16, the real estate services company unveiled a plan for 3.4 million square feet of development, mixed-income residential offerings, a “main street” stretching between the Navy Yard metro and Diamond Teague […]

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 […]