Urban renewal killed Southwest neighborhoods. Can a new development restore them?
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It's not quite the $5 million neighbors wanted, but it's enough to satisfy some of them.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company will soon consolidate its scattered administrative headquarters, costume and prop shops, rehearsal spaces, and educational facilities in a new theater center at 6th and I streets SW, following a partnership announced today between Shakespeare and Alexandria-based Erkiletian Real Estate.
The theater company announced a deal late last year to purchase the building at [...]
Gloria Davis sat in a packed tent on the Southwest Waterfront last week to mark the official beginning of at least six years of jackhammering, cranes, and fenced-off sidewalks in her neighborhood. She was thrilled at the prospect.
“I think it’ll be great for the neighborhood,” said Davis, who’s lived near the waterfront her entire life. (“Just [...]
Call it urban renewal 2.0. In the 1950s and 1960s, the federal government leveled much of the Southwest quadrant of D.C. and replaced it with a brutalist utopia. At the center of the new Southwest was the Waterside Mall, blocking what was once 4th Street and straddled by two office towers used by the Environmental [...]
Tonight is Barry Farm take two: Three weeks after an attempted D.C. Housing Authority meeting with residents of the Ward 8 public housing complex about possible plans for its redevelopment was called off amid incessant protests, the Housing Authority is taking another stab at it. This time, the meeting is residents-only—an effort to keep out [...]
So it looks like Southwest is getting a facelift and a BID. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement in the meantime. Last September, the developer Trammell Crow bought a five-story building at 400 6th St. SW for close to $42 million, with plans to tear it down and put up a 12-story [...]
The area just south of the National Mall, a concrete-heavy federal enclave with little in the way of retail or housing, could become a lot livelier thanks to the plan to transform Federal Triangle South into a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use area and the broader Southwest Ecodistrict framework. Now, it looks like it might get the services [...]
Remember when we talked about how some of the most difficult cases the Historic Preservation Review Board will have to deal with in the next few years are the ones not everyone thinks of as "historic", like the buildings that came after hundreds of acres of Southwest D.C. got flattened? Well, two have come up [...]
With all the attention given to The Yards Park these past few weeks, development on two of the Waterfront area’s smaller green spaces has gone largely overlooked.
About a hundred people gathered on Water Street SW yesterday evening to attend the opening ceremony for 7th Street Landing, a “temporary park” that will occupy the modest flat [...]