Development on D.C.’s waterfront presents chance for neighborhood churches to cash in

The spurt of development that has brought busy cranes to Washington’s Southwest Waterfront meant a windfall for some of the neighborhood’s most steadfast fixtures: its churches.

At Riverside Baptist Church, a modest congregation of 125 people realized it was sitting on a plot of land in high demand. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, just down Maine Avenue SW, sensed opportunity. So did St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, right next door.

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We're Hiring an Interactive Communications and Design Manager

SWBID is seeking a whip-smart, entrepreneurial, design-oriented, and creative new team member to spearhead the organization’s marketing and communication efforts. The Interactive Communications and Design Manager will lead all aspects of communication including marketing, press outreach, day-to-day management of social media accounts and campaigns, website content, designing branding materials, interactive displays, and other print/digital products. This individual will serve as the go-to source for information on the growth and change taking place here in Southwest DC.

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Southwest Remix: Extraordinary growth is fusing together the old and the new into a remarkable neighborhood

The growth and change described on these pages have solidified the Southwest as a place and a people. Not subtracted from it. Southwest is genuine, determined and clear about what does and does not belong here. The conventional language of branding and redevelopment is inadequate here. This is bigger. More significant. Not emerging or transforming, but a fusion of old and new. A remix.

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