New Mobility Innovation District Launched to Expand Access to Equitable Transportation in Southwest

By Southwester Staff On May 25, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced a multi-million dollar investment in the development of two innovation districts, including one in Southwest.  The Mobility Innovation District (MID) will be led by the Southwest Business Improvement District (BID). The city’s […]

DC Budget Includes Highlights for Ward 6, Southwest Residents

By Southwester Staff On May 10, the DC Council approved a budget for the coming year, allocating $19.5 billion for needs across the city, ranging from public safety to education and beyond.  Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, who chairs the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, provided $1.7 billion in budget recommendations for public […]

Peace Gardens Reopen for Season

By Southwester Staff On the sunny afternoon of April 22, the Southwest Peace Gardens officially reopened for the season. The event was marked by the Southwest Garden Fest, a neighborhood block party hosted by GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) that included food, music, guided meditations, community input for additional public art installations […]

Meet SWBID Heroine and Operations Administrator Idania Arteaga 

By Southwest Business Improvement District Staff Southwest DC is “the place to be” and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) is a big part of that reputation.  We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. What started […]

MuralsDC Honors Pioneering Women in STEM Fields 

By Southwester Staff  One of the newest MuralsDC artworks is located in Southwest, in partnership with JBG Smith, the Department of Public Works, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the SWBID.  Artist Ally Grimm, aka A.L. Grime, brought a larger-than-life mural to L’Enfant Plaza at the corner of D Street SW, and the […]

Southwest Peace Gardens Open With Community Celebration

  By Melissa Silverman  On October 7, three new Peace Gardens opened in Southwest DC with the intention of preventing future gun violence while honoring lives previously lost. The gardens include dedicated spaces for contemplation and remembrance, as well as a range of activities for young people, including community service, recreation and social events.  The […]