Two large developments, The Wharf, the $2 billion mixed-use redevelopment of the SW waterfront along the Washington Channel and Waterfront Station, a 2.1 million-square-foot development anchored by the twin office buildings on 4th Street SW with Safeway, CVS, Station 4 and Masala Art as tenants, have been the catalysts for renewed interest in the SW -- from builders, DC residents, visitors and the hospitality industry. Amazingly, the development pipeline for near SW now includes 36 projects, among them: five hotels, two museums, three new churches, a 6000-person music venue, 13 residential projects, a new public library, a 550-slip marina and a restored historic fish market. Most of this new development is scheduled to deliver in the 4th quarter of 2017.

As the completion of the first phase of The Wharf approaches and the larger projects in the development pipeline begin to deliver, the SWBID will undertake a series of initiatives to greatly improve the cleanliness of the BID, the comfort and convenience of its public space and the repositioning of its identity and image with its various audiences and stakeholders.