Virginia Resident Killed by Off-Duty Police Officer at the Wharf

By Southwester Staff The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place on July 16, a busy Saturday night, amidst the bars and restaurants at the center of the Wharf. According to MPD, shortly after 9:00 p.m., two off-duty officers encountered Lazarus Wilson, 23, of Dumfries, VA, whom they say brandished […]

Jefferson Outdoor Learning Center to Break Ground

By Elinor Bacon, ER Bacon Development, LLC, Partner, Hoffman Madison Waterfront A new destination for learning is coming to the Southwest community as construction begins on an outdoor classroom pavilion at Jefferson Middle School Academy on Maine Avenue SW, across from The Wharf.  The project is a joint effort of the DC Students Construction Trades […]

Op-Ed: New Wharf Hotel to Join Local Businesses at Job Fair for DC Residents

By Elinor Bacon The Wharf is excited that Pendry Hotels & Resorts will be opening Pendry Washington D.C. this fall.  Pendry Washington D.C. will feature 131 guestrooms and suites, three signature dining and bar concepts, Spa Pendry and 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space. As this will be Pendry’s first hotel in Washington, […]

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 […]

Public Safety Sparks Community Concern, Calls for Coordinated Response

By Melissa Silverman  On February 28, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly hosted a community meeting with the District’s top public safety leaders, who fielded a wide range of questions on topics from gun violence to opioid abuse and property crime.  The forum was opened by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and attended by Metropolitan Police Department […]

New Retail and Restaurants Announced at The Wharf

Completion of The Wharf expected by Oct. 12 By Mike Goodman Following more than a decade of planning and development, and four years of operation, The Wharf is expected to be substantially completed by October 12, 2022—five years from the date that the first phase opened. Once completed, the waterfront will feature more than 75 […]