The Wharf Marks Five-Year Anniversary and Opening of Phase II with Local Luminaries

By Melissa Silverman  On October 12, elected officials, high-profile developers and community leaders came together to mark the five-year anniversary of the grand opening of The Wharf, as well as the substantial completion of Phase II of the multi-billion dollar development along the Southwest waterfront.  The second phase will add an additional 1.15 million square […]

Southwest Liveaboard Boat Tour To Return October 1

By Margaret L. Johnson From the waterfront along the Washington Channel, you’ve probably seen the liveaboard boats and barges of the Wharf Marina, south of the District Wharf’s recreational pier. Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like to live in such an unusual environment. This fall, you’ll have the chance to see inside some of those […]

18th Annual DC JazzFest Headed to Southwest

By Mike Goodman With dozens of performances in venues across the city, the annual DC JazzFest (DCJF) is one of the largest music festivals in the country. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DC Jazz Festival celebrates America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world. This year, the DCJF runs from […]

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 […]