Public Safety Forum in SW DC — It Takes a Village

Courtesy of Perry Klein On June 24, 2024, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly hosted a forum at Arena Stage entitled “Public Safety Forum in SW DC – It Takes a Village.” The participants highlighted the strong coordination between the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and community organizations, but agreed that more can […]

Grand Opening at The Westerly Brings Housing, Retail to Waterfront Station 

Left to right, Affordable Homes and Communities CEO Paul Bernard, The Westerly resident Amber Johnson, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and Hoffman & Associates COO Maria Thompson pose at the grand opening of The Westerly. Courtesy of Daniel Swartz By Southwester Staff On Monday, June 17, DC […]

Opinion Editorial: Southwest Town Center Parks Are Not Fit for Purpose

By Southwest DC Action  On November 30, 2023, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the DC Department of General Services (DGS) held a town hall at the Southwest Library to discuss a proposed redesign of the Southwest Town Center Parks.  Developers shared that the Southwest Town Center […]

DC Parks and Rec Requests Community Input on Southwest Town Center Redevelopment

A rendering of a post-development Southwest Town Center Parks. Courtesy DC Department of Parks and Recreation By Melissa Silverman The District’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) launched a series of public engagement events on the planned redevelopment of a project called Southwest Town Center Parks. The land, which is already […]

Open Enrollment Now Available to Connect DC Residents with Health Insurance

By Southwester Staff  Eligible DC residents can sign up for affordable health insurance at, the District’s online health insurance marketplace, during the open enrollment period for individuals and families through January 31, 2024.  This year, there are 27 private insurance options available from CareFirst BCBS and Kaiser Permanente for […]