On August 6 we hosted our first Sunday Supper at the Southwest Duck Pond. Over 40 people attended the dinner and hand dancing demonstration (which was tons of fun!) We will be hosting these dinners every Sunday in August and look forward to supper and conversation with our neighbors in Southwest DC!
Southwest loves trees.Read More
Yesterday the Mayor conducted a walking staff meeting of over 50 people through Southwest to see development sites, traffic congestion hot spots, and to hear first-hand from community leaders about concerns and issues in SW. During the 90-minute tour in near record heat, the Mayor repeatedly drew on Agency Directors and staff to respond to questions and issues that arose as the walk progressed from Waterfront Station to the SW Library along Half Street and ending in the Greenleaf Recreation Center.
This first of its kind, the Mayoral tour gave agency heads a hands-on look at neighborhood issues such as illegal parking in the 4th Street median and much needed street repairs. While Mayor Bowser visited The Southwest Library, where we celebrated plans for a new library, DDOT announced the launch of their new tree watering app, DC Tree Watering Application, an app that can locate trees that need watering and maintenance care throughout the city.
As she walked through the neighborhood the Mayor was immediately recognized and residents came out of their apartments and homes to have conversations with the mayor about their concerns and the Near Buzzard Point Resilient Action Committee set up a lemonade stand to help keep everyone hydrated.
The walk ended at King Greenleaf Recreation center, where Mayor Bowser thanked everyone for walking with her and bearing the heat!
We appreciate the mayor inviting the Southwest community on this walk and look forward to her visiting Southwest DC again!
On April 29, the SWBID along with Pink Line Project threw a celebration at the Southwest Duck Pond. Children splashed around in kiddie pools, neighbors danced together to the sounds of the David Cole Blues Band and King Ribs provided BBQ for the event. Duck Drop brought together folks from all corners of Southwest DC. During the event SWNA and Paws of Southwest were on hand to welcome and greet new and old SW residents. View the gallery below to see images Duck Drop! All photos were taken by Tommie Adams.
Press Release - Rapidly growing BID Reorganizes Senior Management. The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) has promoted Andre Witt to the position of Chief Operating OfficerRead More
Join us as we celebrate the refilling of the Southwest Duck Pond!Read More
One of our team members has inspired us to take a deeper look at how we can help the homeless in Southwest D.C.Read More
Much of DC's investment sales activity so far in 2017 has been concentrated in the Southwest DC market. Investors from Asia to Atlanta, along with local players, have acquired properties and signaled a bullish attitude on the submarket that has landlords, brokers and economic development officials paying attention.Read More
The school, in a waterfront neighborhood of Southwest, wants to become the highest-achieving middle school in the city. It also wants teachers, students and families to love being there.Read More
The Goddard Investment Group has paid $93 million for 500 D St. SW, marking the Atlanta-based firm's first D.C. acquisition and a bet that the District's office market is on the mend.Read More
The District’s sleepy Southwest quadrant is set to be jolted awake this fall by concertgoers arriving on water taxis, diners noshing at buzzy restaurants and pedestrians strolling a new European-inspired cobblestone promenade.Read More
The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) has extended the innovative work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama from the inside of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to the streets of Southwest DC. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 21, Kusama’s signature dot pattern can be found blanketing the walls and sidewalks surrounding the L’Enfant Metro Station at 7th and Maryland Ave. SW, the jersey barriers that line the 7th Street SW perimeter of the Wilbur Wright Building, and outside the Hirshhorn museum itself. This outdoor display coincides with the Hirshhorn’s newest exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” opening Feb. 23, and is the first in a series of public art programming planned by the SWBID as part of their new artSW initiative.Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 12, 2017 – Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the developer of The Wharf, a $2 billion, mile-long neighborhood located on DC's Southwest waterfront, today announced the architects and designers selected to design Phase 2 of the site.Read More
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.Read More
Our neighbors at the Capitol Riverfront BID have released an update to their 2012 GreenPrint of Growth. Produced by RCLCO, GreenPrint of Growth 2.0 examines the growth that has occurred within a quarter-mile of Green Line stations from Petworth to Navy Yard-Ballpark over the past 5 years.Read More
Today, the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittees announce the Joint Transportation Plan for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration, a designated National Special Security Event, will take place from Thursday, January 19 to Saturday, January 21, 2017.Read More
As he's traveled around the world, looking at cities from Toronto to Hamburg, Madison Marquette CEO Amer Hammour says the common trend he sees is a mass rush to the waterfront. One of the lead developers behind The Wharf, Amer aims to make DC the next great waterfront city.Read More
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.Read More
The expansion of residential options in Southwest Washington continues, with 276 apartments to be added in phase two of the View at Waterfront at the intersection of Sixth and M streetsRead More
The Navy Yard, Capitol South and Southwest Waterfront neighborhoods of the District are some of the hottest places for residential development, not just in the city but also the country.Read More