SW Environmental Justice Project Moves Apace

The SW Environmental Justice group continues to research, monitor, report and campaign for improvements within our neighborhood. I was asked to report on some recent developments. One goal of environmental justice campaigns is to move toward zero waste management systems. This is undoubtedly a long-term goal, but many properties are methodically moving toward it. Tiber […]

ANC 6D: The Wharf Development, Lansburgh Park Movies and more

Hoffman-Madison, developers of The Wharf project along the waterfront in Southwest D.C., gave a three-projector presentation to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D. They showed their plans for the new St. Augustine Episcopal Church, the apartment building south of it, and the Waterfront Park at the ANC meeting July 9. The apartment building is four […]

Affordable Rental Housing at The Wharf Phase 1

One of the most important community benefits coming from the development of the SW Waterfront – The Wharf – is a substantial amount of new affordable rental housing. As part of its Land Disposition Agreement with the District of Columbia, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) agreed to provide 160,000 square feet of affordable housing for households earning […]

Waterfront Developers Press on Despite No Vote from ANC

Parties agree to continue negotiating throughout summer zoning approval process A seamless process for the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team toward a first quarter 2013 construction start was not in the cards at the June Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) meeting. The ANC voted to oppose the Planned Unit Development (PUD) submitted by the Southwest Waterfront developers for […]