Donation Lifts Youth Programming on Buzzard Point

  By Southwester Staff Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region provides experiential learning to young people in Southwest and beyond. This summer, local middle school students participated in a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) camp at the James C. Dent House Community Center on Buzzard Point. These programs earned financial support from […]

Navy Yard and Buzzard Point Proposed for New Amazon Headquarters

When Amazon made a request for proposals (RFP) for their new second headquarters (HQ2), cities across the United States jumped at the opportunity. With the lure of bringing 50,000 high-paying jobs to the District, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Brian Kenner leapt at the chance—actually four times over. Like Amazon, the […]

City Budget Includes Jefferson Modernization and Neighborhood Upgrades

On May 30, the DC Council held its first vote on the fiscal year 2018 budget, moving forward with a budget that included several of Councilmember Charles Allen’s top priorities. This included an increase in the per-pupil funding formula to 3%; significant investments in affordable housing, public safety, and aging-in-place programs; and fully funding the […]

Peninsula 88 Coming to Buzzard Point

The maxim is “Little flower farms do not last forever,” right? Or maybe, nothing (meri)gold can stay. “I’m grateful to Capital City Real Estate for the opportunity to build DC’s first urban flower farm on their land,” said the Little Flower Farm’s Founder Steph Clark, and what a success it has been. A land that […]

Requesting More Local Outreach to SW Residents on Environmental Impact of Buzzard Point Redevelopment

Photo caption: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (seated at table), listens to Syphax Gardens residents’ concerns in a meeting organized by Rhonda Hamilton, president of the Syphax Resident Council (standing). Rhonda is also the advisiory neighborhood commissioner that represents the Syphax Gardens area. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. Last week, I spoke with residents living in ANC 6D06 […]