Posts Tagged ‘Southwest’

Maine Avenue Fish Market Buildings to Become Historic Landmarks

They also have a shot at the National Register of Historic Places.

Maine Avenue Fish Market Tenants File Preliminary Injunction Against Wharf Developers

The tenants of the Maine Avenue Fish Market have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the developers of The Wharf.

Southwest Is Getting a New Waterfront. Will It Get a New Identity, Too?

Urban renewal killed Southwest neighborhoods. Can a new development restore them?

D.C. United, Buzzard Point-Area Neighbors Strike a Deal

It's not quite the $5 million neighbors wanted, but it's enough to satisfy some of them.

Shakespeare Theatre Announces Deal to Build Southwest Headquarters and Housing

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 [...]

Happiness Is the Truth

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 [...]

Live in a Former EPA Office Building for $3,000 a Month

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 [...]

Housing Authority Seeks Grant to Plan Redevelopment of Southwest’s Greenleaf

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 [...]

Anticipating Big Makeover, Southwest Gets a Little One

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 [...]

In the Works: A Southwest BID

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 [...]