SWNA Fact Sheet

ONGOING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OUR RESPONSE Lansburgh Park: vacant, abandoned, crime-ridden, inoperable facilities SWNA organized a community visioning charrette, lobbied DC to build tennis courts, and sponsored groups who’ve worked with us to fund, build and operate a community garden and dog park. We also organize and support events such […]

Public Housing Forum Puts Greenleaf Redevelopment in Context

On Monday, January 27th, over sixty Southwest residents came into the auditorium of the Greenleaf Recreation Center for a forum on preserving public housing hosted by SWNA and Empower DC. The first section of the event, presented by Schyla Poindexter-Moore of Empower DC, shared many facts about public housing, from the first housing projects […]

A Letter from SWNA to DCOP Regarding SW SAP, and Their Response

Dear Mrs. Bird The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly appreciates your efforts on behalf of the Office of Planning to develop a Small Area Plan for the heart of Southwest’s residential community. We were grateful to be part of September 11’s public kick-off meeting. After reviewing the residents’ feedback, we have a number of comments. […]

Amidon-Bowen and Jefferson Joint PTA Meeting

We are excited to announce the Jefferson Middle School Academy and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School will be holding a joint PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Amidon-Bowen School Library. Child monitoring will be provided in the gymnasium. The purpose of the joint meeting is to […]

Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future: Lecture 2

On April 22nd, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, in cooperation with DC Preservation League, presented the second of a three-part lecture series entitled “Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future.” As a follow-up to the first lecture, which discussed the history of our neighborhood, the second lecture focused on […]